A childhood memory can sometimes be so strong; you would want to rekindle it, be it an activity, an experience or even food.
Two friends, who have fond memories of dry ban mian from a particular stall near their house, were ecstatic to hear from the radio station its new address and suggested it as a dinner venue in our recent meetup.
Housed in a coffee shop by the name of New Century Cafe (this would be considered as false advertisement as there's nothing cafe-like), the location would not be a stranger for those who patronise the now-renovating Ghim Moh Food Centre!
We didn't have to wait long for a piping hot bowl of ban mian dry served to our table! As most foodies are aware, the concept of dry ban mian didn't have a big following until the entry of the Kuala Lumpur originated Kin Kin Pan Mee about two years ago!
Compared to Kin Kin Pan Mee, this was honestly nothing to scream about despite having well cooked noodles (that tasted like yellow noodles without the kee taste), a wonderful poached egg and in all, a rather tasty flavour that unfortunately fell flat towards the end.
Remember to give your noodles a good mix; both friends were disappointed that standard had dropped since their schooling days but in order to give a fairer comparison, it's a must to bring them to Kin Kin Pan Mee.
Block 19, Ghim Moh Road,
(the end opposite the Ghim Moh Food Centre)
Ban Mian Dry - S$3.00