The mala tang scene in Singapore has truly taken off, with the recent arrival of Yang Guo Fu, a 6000-outlet chain from Harbin. But unbeknownst to many, there’s another new Chinese chain that also set up shop in Singapore in September: Zhang Liang Mala Tang, another Harbin brand. The eatery boasts over 5,000 outlets around the world. The 60-seater outlet at China Square Central serves the Sichuan speciality that’s basically “spicy numbing soup” paired with your choice of ingredients like meat, veg and carbs like noodles. But here’s the difference: their soups are all brewed with beef bones and are rather thick and creamy. There are plans to open two or three more branches next year, says its PR rep.