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Signature Dishes
Ban Mian Handmade Noodle
Review (5)
Handmade Noodles has always been my comfort food since my secondary school days when I had to have my lunch outside whenever there was extra lessons (remedial) or ECAs (now called CCAs). I was first introduced to this hot, soupy bowl of noodles aka handmade noodles by Qiu Lian Ban Mee 秋莲板面 which was then a popular stall chain with long queues. I wonder how many experience first started with Qiu Lian Ban Mee too? Kee Chiu (raise your hands)? Fast forward to today, Qiu Lian Ban Mee 秋莲板面 does not seems to be as popular and there are similar many competitors. If you have noticed, in most hawker centres, major coffeeshop and food court, there would definitely be at least one handmade noodles stall which speaks a lot about the demand. Of course, part of it is attributed to the fact that the owner of the coffeeshop and food court might have specifically stated that they are looking for a handmade noodle operator as they would want a variety of food to be sold. As the Qiu Lian Ban Mee stall at Bishan Blk 504 S11 coffeeshop had closed, I had to get my craving satisfied elsewhere. Hence, I visited the Qiu Lian Ban Mee's 秋莲板面 stall located in Super 28 Coffeeshop at Blk 184 Toa Payoh Central. As it was a weekday lunch, the coffeeshop was filled to the brim. There was a queue of about 7 persons long at Qiu Lian Ban Mee. Normally, the queue at handmade noodles stall gets clear quite fast. However, in this case, I had to wait for slightly over 30 minutes before I could land my hands on my bowl of noodles. The main reason was because there was only 1 person operating this stall. She was took the orders, prepare the ingredients, cook and collect the cash from customers. The Qiu Lian Ban Mee's menu which is the nearly the same at all other coffeeshops.You Mian $3.50As per SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), I ordered a bowl of Yu (You) Mian $3.50. You Mian $3.50It was quite a decent bowl of handmade noodles. The broth was tasty and flavourful. Another positive aspect was that it was not salty. The you mian were well cooked, soft and fragrant. The other ingredients (egg, vegetable, pork) in it were pretty standard for a bowl of handmade noodles. Handmade noodles is my type of comfort food. I can eat it everyday and this is normally the food I would go for when I am at a new coffeeshop or food court. Somehow, it seems to be a safe choice for me. Nevertheless, I have encountered my fair share of stalls which sells horrible handmade noodles. ps: AMK Curry Puff is located just next to this Qiu Lian Ban Mee stall! In case, you have not heard of this yet, AMK Curry Puff is operated by the ex-owner of Tip Top Curry Puff (Ang Mo Kio). The owners of Tip Top Curry Puff sold off their business 2 years back. The minority shareholder owner started AMK Curry Puff as being the minority shareholder, they had little influence in the sales of Tip Top Curry Puff. Hence, after Tip Top Curry Puff was sold off, they started AMK Curry Puff and continued in what they were passionate about - selling and making delicious curry puffs! continue reading
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Level4 2014-02-25
Revisit Qiu Lian Ban Mian near my house again at night, the coffee shop was filled to the brim. Took my order at the stall, ladyboss can even recognize me. Menu stated was nearly the same at all other hawker stalls, either in soup or dried version. Opening hour was until 9:30PM, good news for those who always having late dinner.Overall, it was a pretty standard bowl Handmade Noodle with drizzle of dark soy sauce on top. Noodle was well-cooked, soft and fragrant, ingredients included minced pork, veggies, eggs and lots of anchovies. I was surprised to see such huge portion for dried Ban Mian, big bowl of soup was given along too. One of the positive aspect was that soup was not too mushy or salty and without MSG, definitely a healthier choice. Price at $3.50, it seems to be a safe and economy choice for me. continue reading
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Level4 2013-11-30
Located in a small coffeeshop beside Toa Payoh HDB Hub, this ban mian stall seems to be getting rather good business. We were there around 11:45am during lunchtime and the coffeeshop was already getting packed with office workers. For just $3.50, this bowl of ban mian was quite generous with the ingredients and toppings; and was also quite tasty! The mian was also done just right - not too thick and cooked just right. Yummy! continue reading
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Level3 2013-10-31
I happened to be around the area and decided to get some Qiu Lian Ban Mian for lunch as Qiu Lian Ban Mian is a rather popular chain store in Singapore so I figured that the would at least be some quality.The noodles did not disappoint me. The Mee Hoon Kway is thin and soft, sliding satisfyingly down my throat. The soup base is a little salty but delicious nonetheless.A decent bowl of noodles for only $3.50 that makes up a filling lunch. continue reading
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