Best ban mian in Singapore
Ban mian is arguably a comfort food that many Singaporeans enjoy, in spite of the hot weather. The best ban mian is handmade, served with a rich, pork-based broth, scraggy meatballs, and a runny egg, topped with fried ikan bilis. Here are 18 best ban mian in Singapore that you should try, including stalls that offer other similar noodles such as mee hoon kueh!
If you’re looking for KL-style pan mee, check out our best KL chilli pan mee stalls in Singapore listicle instead.
Table of Contents
- Best ban mian in Singapore
- 1. L32 Handmade Noodles
- 2. Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kueh
- 3. Qiu Rong Ban Mian
- 4. Top 1 Home Made Noodles
- 5. China Whampoa Homemade Noodles
- 6. Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh
- 7. 133 Mian Fen Guo
- 8. Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle
- 9. Face Ban Mian
- 10. Greenview Cafe
- 11. He Jia Huan Ban Mian Mee Hoon Kway
- 12. Hot Spot Cafe & Restaurant
- 13. Yanan Ban Mian
- 14. Wu Da Ma Xiao Chi Dian
- 15. Yi Xuan Handmade Banmian Eating House
- 16. Lan Xiang Ban Mian
- 17. Hock Chiew Handmade Noodle
- 18. Xiao Mei Ban Mian
- Where to eat ban mian in Singapore
1. L32 Handmade Noodles
L32 Handmade Noodles, widely touted as one of the best ban mian in Singapore, serves hand-pulled noodles that are made to order. The soup at this Geylang stall is made with a base of ikan bilis and vegetable stems, boiled for more than 10 hours. The most affordable bowl you can get here is the Pork Ban Mian ($4.50), which features minced pork. Otherwise, you can get the Fish Head Mee Hoon Kueh Soup ($7), Prawn and Sliced Fish Ban Mian Soup ($7.50) and more here!
Address: 558 Geylang Road, Lorong 32, Singapore 389509
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9770 2829
L32 Handmade Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kueh
Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kway has grown from strength to strength since they were first seen in Telok Blangah in 2020, with several outlets now open islandwide. Queues for this bowl of noodles are pretty long, so go straight for the Signature All-In Combo Soup Mee Hoon Kway. Priced at $5.50, this comes with a rich, ultra flavourful broth, a meatball, shrimp ball, and pork slices. We particularly liked the chilli dip on the side. Otherwise, the Signature Dry Mee Hoon Kway ($4.50) is a dry-tossed option too.
3. Qiu Rong Ban Mian
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Qiu Rong Ban Mian is my go-to favourite on a rainy day. Previously located in the basement of Roxy Square, the stall has since moved to compete with the culinary giants at Old Airport Road Food Centre.
The stall’s Ban Mian ($4.50) boasts a rich, umami pork broth served over springy, handmade noodles that are cooked al dente. Topped with a molten egg and a generous serving of minced pork, this piping hot bowl of goodness will surely make you feel right at home.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-64, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9739 8618
Qiu Rong Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Top 1 Home Made Noodles
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Top 1 Home Made Noodles serves both soup and dry ban mian, but they are better known for the latter. Order their Dry Ban Mian with Chilli ($5) for a bowl of chewy, house-made noodles tossed in a mix of thick dark soy sauce and punchy, house-made chilli. You can pick from a multitude of ingredients to go with your ban mian, including fish maw, pork balls, fish slices, and more. If you’re pining for a classic bowl of soupy ban mian, however, go for the Soup Ban Mian ($4).
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-44, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11am to 6:30pm
Tel: 8338 4483
Top 1 Home Made Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. China Whampoa Homemade Noodles
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China Whampoa Homemade Noodles is famous for their signature Dry Home Made Noodles with Prawns (from $5), though they have also luxed up their offerings with Baby Abalone Mee Hoon Kway (from $10), or a similarly priced crayfish option. What makes this bowl stand out is the owner’s bold use of wolfberry leaves, which gives the noodles a slightly bitter undertone. The accompanying soup holds a much lighter and sweet flavour, but complements the hearty noodles well.
Website | Full list of locations
China Whampoa Homemade Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh
The offerings at Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh are comparatively cheaper than most of the other spots on this list, and you need look no further than their Seafood Abalone Noodles, where $6.80 gets you a huge bowl of noodles with a generous serve of razor clams, fresh prawns, and baby abalone. For something even more wallet-friendly, the Dry You Mian rings in the till at only $3, which we recommend getting with chilli.
Address: 20 Marsiling Lane, #01-15, Marsiling Lane Food Centre, Singapore 730020
Opening hours: Daily 2.30am to 8.30pm
Tel: 9824 3511
Marsiling Handmade Mee Hoon Kueh is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. 133 Mian Fen Guo
133 Mian Fen Guo in Bedok reigns supreme as the cheapest bowl of MHK on this list, with their cheapest option, a bowl of soup noodles, going for just $2.50. A larger bowl is priced at $3, while the Dry Ban Mian costs $3. With such low prices, it’s no wonder that they attract snaking queues, and are often sold out early! Patrons have praised the chewy noodles and the flavourful soup as well—it’s a real value-for-money option.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-68, Singapore 460216
Opening hours: TBD
133 Mian Fen Guo is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle
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Another hot favourite among fans of handmade noodles, Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle has been around for more than 20 years. Prices start from $4, and you can choose from a variety of toppings including pig kidneys, sliced fish, fish maw, prawns, abalone, and clam. If you’re looking for a dry option, it’s an additional $0.50. Other than choosing the ingredients, you can also select from eight different kinds of noodles!
Address: 810 Geylang Road, #05-02, City Plaza, Singapore 409286
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm, Sun 10am to 7:30pm
9. Face Ban Mian
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First established in 2012 as a single hawker stall, Face Ban Mian now has more than 10 branches to its name. Original You Mian (from $4.20) is the one to go for, with noodles that’s said to be silky smooth, and a rich, sweet broth. To level up this broth, go for the Tom Yum Sea Prawn Ban Mian ($5.70), which adds a spicy and more umami dimension to your usual ban mian. We hear that the Dry Ban Mian (from $4.70), with its smooth noodles and flavourful sauces, is a solid option, too.
Website | Full list of locations
Face Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Greenview Cafe
If you’re seeking affordable Orchard food options, head to Greenview Cafe. The handmade noodle stall in Far East Plaza has been open for over 30 years and has kept a loyal customer base coming back for their mee hoon kueh. Try the Minced Pork Mee Hoon Kueh ($5.50) for a tried-and-true classic. Choose between soup, or dry, and don’t forget a side of house-made sambal belacan. The cafe also has other unique takes on ban mian on the menu, including a Fried Mee Hoon Kueh ($6) dish, prepared a la char kway teow, and Herbal Mee Hoon Kueh ($6.80), prepared with a medley of Chinese herbs.
Read our Greenview Cafe review.
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #04-96, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm
Tel: 6734 2312
Greenview Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. He Jia Huan Ban Mian Mee Hoon Kway
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He Jia Huan Ban Mian Mee Hoon Kway has been a popular supper spot for Toa Payoh dwellers, thanks the stall being open till 2:30am on weekdays. They make their mee hoon kueh to order here, so it’s fresh and QQ. The broth is light, savoury, and comforting. Each bowl comes dressed with ikan billis, pork slices, and pork balls. Prices start at $4.50. They also have a Tom Yam Ban Mian ($5.50) if you like your soup extra fiery.
Address: 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, #01-14, Singapore 310075
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 2:30am
He Jia Huan Ban Mian Mee Hoon Kway is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Hot Spot Cafe & Restaurant
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Nestled on the ground floor of Burlington Square is Hot Spot Cafe & Restaurant, a favourite dining destination amongst the students and office workers in the area, and for good reason. They specialise in sliced fish soup and handmade noodles, as well as zi char dishes. Go straight for their Tom Yum broth and have it with their hand-pulled mee hoon kueh. The tom yum soup here is prepared Northern Thai-style—screaming red and with the right amount of tang. Prices differ according to the toppings you pick, but expect to spend around $5 a person.
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-34, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11am to 4pm
Hot Spot Cafe & Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Yanan Ban Mian
Yanan Ban Mian takes their ban mian seriously. The stall, run by an ex-St Regis chef, makes everything on their menu from scratch, whether it is their umami seafood broth, or the six different types of noodles available. Try the Seafood Combo Noodle Superior Soup ($5.80), which stars a broth slow cooked for four hours daily with fresh and dried seafood, or the Seafood Combo Premium Soya Sauce Toss Noodle ($5.80), which comes served with moreish fried dumplings.
Read our Yanan Ban Mian review.
Address: 79 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-29, Telok Blangah Food Centre, Singapore 100079
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 3pm
Yanan Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Wu Da Ma Xiao Chi Dian
With five types of noodles and three types of toppings to choose from, Wu Da Ma Xiao Chi Dian offers diversity and quality. Recommended dishes here include Razor Clams Mee Hoon Kueh Soup with Egg ($6.50), Minced Meat QQ Ban Mee Dry ($4), and Fish Dumpling Soup ($4). The mee hoon kueh in particular features hand-torn noodles that are chewy yet not doughy, drenched in a comforting and warm soup. The generous portions and tasty ingredients—such as the fresh seafood—make these noodles even better.
Read our Wu Da Ma Xiao Chi Dian review.
Address: 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-264, Singapore 310092`1
Opening hours: Sat-Mon & Wed-Thurs 7am to 3pm, 5pm to 8pm
Wu Da Ma Xiao Chi Dian is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Yi Xuan Handmade Banmian Eating House
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With its large variety of noodle options and its long opening hours, Yi Xuan Handmade Banmian Eating House is a great place to stop by for some solid ban mian. For light but flavourful soup and chewy flat noodles, you can’t go wrong with the Soup Ban Mian ($4.50). The Dry Ban Mian ($4.50) also has plenty of fans raving about its savoury sauce and piquant chilli. This eatery also has dishes that you usually don’t see at ban mian places, such as Fishhead Bee Hoon ($5.50) and Sliced Fish Soup ($4.50).
Address: 35 Circuit Road, Block 35, Singapore 370035
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9626 1648
Yi Xuan Handmade Banmian Eating House is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. Lan Xiang Ban Mian
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Lan Xiang Ban Mian makes its noodles on-site, and that’s one of the reasons why they are so good. This stall is considered one of the best in Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, and offers noodle dishes such as Ban Mian ($4), Mee Hoon Kway ($4), and You Mian ($4). If you’d like your soupy noodles to be more flavourful, go for the Tomyam ($5) you mian noodles or Sliced Fish Mee Sua ($5.50), which pairs fresh slices of batang fish with silky mee sua.
Address: 163 Bukit Merah Central, #02-06, Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Singapore 150163
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 2pm
Lan Xiang Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Hock Chiew Handmade Noodle
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Hock Chiew Handmade Noodle is hailed as one of the go-to stalls for noodles in Toa Payoh. A simple but hearty bowl of Ban Mian, You Mian, and Mee Hoon Kueh all cost $4.50, and feature noodles with excellent texture in a nourishing and savoury broth. For more ingredients than your usual minced meat, egg, and ikan bilis, go for either the Big Prawn Ban Mian (from $5.50) or the Sliced Fish You Mee ($5).
Address: 186 Toa Payoh Central, J99 Kopitiam, Singapore 310186
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 8:30pm
Hock Chiew Handmade Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. Xiao Mei Ban Mian
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Xiao Mei Ban Mian is interesting in that it not only offers your usual ban mian, but also offers noodle dishes from Myanmar. The regular Pork Belly Ban Mian Soup will set you back $4.90, and has the tried-and-true combination of chewy flat noodles, comforting soup, and ingredients such as minced meat, ikan bilis and more—except that there are slices of pork belly slices in the broth as well. The Myanmar Style Pig Organs Bee Hoon Soup ($7.50), meanwhile, sees silky bee hoon paired with a Burmese rendition of pork organ soup.
Address: 892C Woodlands Drive 50, 892C Woodlands Kopitiam, Singapore 732892
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Xiao Mei Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat ban mian in Singapore
These stalls are likely to satisfy you with their chewy noodles and tantalising broth. If you’re looking for KL-style pan mee, check out our best KL chilli pan mee stalls in Singapore listicle instead. For delicious Korean noodles, have a look at our best jjajangmyeon spots in Singapore listicle.
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