Qiu Rong Ban Mian is a hidden gem that we stumbled upon in Old Airport Road Food Centre. Helmed by a couple who has been running the business for 20 years, this stall dishes out comforting, piping-hot bowls of hand-made noodles that can be enjoyed even in Singapore’s scorching weather.
Over the years, their fresh noodle offerings have gained them a loyal fan base and many regulars have even made it a point to travel all the way down just for their noodles even after they relocated from Roxy Square to their current location.
Topped with a generous helping of minced pork, fresh slices of fish, and a wobbly egg, the Sliced Fish Ban Mian (S$4.50) is one comforting bowl of noodles that we would gladly mop up. The QQ texture of the noodles was aptly chewy, and the fried ikan bilis provided a nice salty kick and crunch to the dish. Our advice is to eat it immediately as letting it sit for too long may result in an overly starchy bowl of noodles.
Although we may not entirely agree with their regulars on the sheer deliciousness of their noodles, we do, however, agree that for what it’s worth, what you get is a proper bowl of ban mian that brims with comfort and savouriness with every bite.
Their noodles are freshly-made every single day. In fact, the owner of the stall gets up at 5am every morning for the preparation of the noodles before opening the stall at 9.30am—the mark of a true and passionate hawker.
You may also wish to try out other versions of their noodles, such as their Mee Hoon Kuay (S$4.50) which they peel from a huge slab of dough on the spot!
QiuRong Ban Mian
51 Old Airport Road #01-51
Old Airport Road Food Centre
Daily: 9.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Dakota