10 Handmade Noodles Stalls In Singapore You Should Queue Up For

Gone are the days where handmade Kok Kok Mee is readily available everywhere. Nowadays, machine-cut noodles are more convenient and handmade noodles are on the brink of extinction.

But don’t worry, if you’re looking for places that sell handmade noodles, I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 Handmade Noodles Stalls In Singapore You Should Definitely Try that will leave you satisfied.

1. 456 Mian Fen Guo

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Easties, rejoice! 456 Mian Fen Guo has two outlets located in Bedok and Tampines, practically right at your doorstep.

If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the chef making the noodles before your very eyes.

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I opted for their signature Mian Fen Guo (S$4), which came with a generous serving of fresh ingredients. You are definitely getting your money’s worth! Their homemade chilli also scores bonus points, as it adds a spicy tang to the silky-smooth texture of the mee hoon kueh.

An unassuming-looking place at first glance, you shouldn’t judge the food quality based on its looks. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.

456 Mian Fen Guo: Blk 844 Tampines Street 82, #01-131, Singapore 520844 | Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Wed | 59 Food Court, 59 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 461059 | Opening Hours: 9am – 3pm (Fri – Tue), Closed on Wed & Thu | Facebook 

2. Yue Lai Xiang Delights 越来香

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For those who think that hawker food isn’t Insta-worthy, the colourful noodles at Yue Lai Xiang Delights 越来香 might just change your mind.

The noodles get their colours from natural ingredients such as beetroot, spinach, butterfly-pea flower and pumpkin. They even come with health benefits!

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I particularly enjoyed the Premium (Seafood) With Beetroot Mee Hoon Kueh (S$8/Soup, S$9/Dry) due to the bright colours and interesting beetroot aftertaste. With the generous serving of prawns and clams, seafood lovers are definitely in for a treat.

If you are looking for a pleasant visual and gastronomic experience, look no further than Yue Lai Xiang Delights.

Yue Lai Xiang Delights 越来香: 160 Sin Ming Drive, #01-20, Singapore 575721 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 5.30pm (Mon – Fri), 7.30am – 3.30pm (Sat), Closed on Sun

3. L32 Hand Made Noodles 手工面

It would be blasphemous if my handmade noodle list did not feature L32 Hand Made Noodles 手工面. Lauded as one of the best ban mian stalls in Singapore, be prepared to queue and wait for a bowl.

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The broth that came with the noodles is a masterpiece. With its strong flavours, I could tell it was painstakingly brewed for many hours using natural ingredients. The crispy ikan bilis also  adds some crunch to the springy noodles.

You should definitely pay L32 Hand Made Noodle a visit to check out what the hype is about.

L32 Hand Made Noodle 手工面: 558 Geylang Road, Jalan Geylang Lorong 32, Singapore 389509 | Tel: +65 9770 2829 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon

4. TOP 1 Homemade Noodle 一级棒好吃面粉粿

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Located in Bukit Timah, TOP 1 Homemade Noodle 一级棒好吃面粉粿 is a familiar spot for residents and ban mian lovers, especially for its exceptional noodles and homemade chilli.

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TOP 1 Homemade Noodle certainly lives up to its ambitious reputation. Their noodles are adequately chewy, without having the dreaded starchy taste.

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Their piping hot broth is brewed to bring out a tinge of subtle sweetness. However, beware of the chilli, as it packs a punch so proceed with caution. But it’s satisfyingly shiok, and absolutely worth sweating buckets for.

Top 1 Homemade Noodle 一级棒好吃面粉粿: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Level 4, #04-44, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177 | Tel: +65 8448 8450 | Opening Hours: 9am – 8.30pm (Thu – Mon), Closed on Tue & Wed Website

5. China Whampoa Home Made Noodle 中国黄埔麺粉粿

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With much excitement, I bring you one of the most crowded stalls on the list: China Whampoa Home Made Noodle 中国黄埔麺粉粿 in Whampoa.

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Queueing for a bowl of piping hot ban mian here can take up to an hour and it’s not hard to see why.

Famous for its unique broth and exceptional noodle quality, China Whampoa Homemade Noodle uses only soybeans and ikan bilis in the broth.

Instead of the usual pork bones and spices, they use sweet leaf to boost the natural flavour of the broth. Unfortunately, I found the broth to be a little salty.

China Whampoa Homemade Noodle: 91 Whampoa Drive, #01-24, Whampoa Makan Place, Singapore 320091 | Tel: +65 9625 6692 | Opening Hours: 7am – 2pm (Tue-Sun), Closed on Mon

6. ENG’s Char Siew Wanton Noodles

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I definitely had to include my favourite type of noodles, wonton mee, in the list.

The second-generation owners at ENG’s Char Siew Wanton Noodles use a secret noodle recipe passed down from their late father when they make the noodles.

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They make the noodles by hand to prevent the exclusive noodle recipe from being leaked, and they use old-school traditional thin noodles instead of the modern chewier counterpart.

The fragrant noodles certainly does this traditional family recipe justice. I would recommend adding some of their famous chilli for a spicy kick.

ENG’s Char Siew Wantan Mee: 248 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437036 | Tel: +65 8798 6088 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 8.45pm (Daily)

7. KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee

Those who like their noodles spicy are in luck with KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee‘s signature fiery red chilli. With five different spice levels, having a bowl of noodles here will definitely push your spice tolerance to the limits.

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My favourite was their Signature Handmade Fishball Noodle (S$5), which came with ikan bilis instead of the usual minced pork. It added an interesting texture to the springy noodles and fishballs, with an audible crunch in every bite.

Throw in some of their chilli, and I guarantee you will be begging for more!

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee: 476 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368191 | Tel: +65 9052 0555 | Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Daily) | Facebook 

8. Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面

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A popular la mian chain from China, Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面 serves bowls of beef noodles that are made-to-order.

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As I have only tried local beef noodles, I was eager to see how a famous chain from China measures up. Compared to the local beef noodles, Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodle version has a surprisingly clear broth.

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Another unique selling point is that their beef noodles contain different spices in larger quantities. Instead of the local versions which usually contain only beansprouts, this version had coriander, leeks and radish.

As a result, the spice flavours lingered in my mouth for a long time even after the meal. The noodles were fantastically chewy, and the flavourful broth complemented it perfectly. Shiok!

Drop by Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodle to see if you prefer the authentic Chinese version, or our local rendition

Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, #02-107/187, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Daily) | 133 New Bridge Road, #01-43, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook | Instagram

9. Green View 翠苑

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I never thought that I would find such delicious mee hoon kueh in town. Despite its location in a commercialised area, the dry Mee Hoon Kueh (S$4.50) at Green View (翠苑) tasted wonderfully authentic.

The savoury dark sauce had a mild sweetness which was really appetising and complemented the chewy mee hoon kueh well.

Even though I went in without high expectations, my taste buds were definitely satisfied after enjoying a bowl of mee hoon kueh. I’m sure you will feel the same if you give Green View a try.

Green View 翠苑 : 14 Scotts Road, #04-95B/96, Far East Plaza, Singapore 28213 | Tel: +65 6734 2312 | Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm, Closed on Thu | Website 

10. Face Ban Mian 非板面

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I could be biased, since there’s an outlet of Face Ban Mian 非板面 a stone’s throw away from where I stay, but their handmade ban mian is pretty good. I opted for their Original Ban Mian – Dry (S$3.50), which was prominently displayed on their shop signboard.

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The dark sauce is the highlight of the dish. Though it tasted mild, it added sufficient sweetness to the springy you mian which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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While drinking the soup, I was surprised by the presence of an intact egg in the soup, compared to other places where there are only strands of egg white. The soup was also enjoyably light, with a mild eggy flavour that tasted complemented the noodles well.

The good news is that Face Ban Mian has various outlets scattered all over Singapore, although I cannot guarantee that the handmade noodles will taste the same as the branch I visited.

Face Ban Mian: 304 Serangoon Avenue 2, #01-14, Singapore 550304 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)


Jio your makan kakis and family down to try these handmade noodles stalls, and relish in some slurpy goodness! One of these stalls is bound to satisfy your noodle cravings. Or if you know somewhere that’s even better, why don’t you let us know?

 

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