456 Mian Fen Guo – Freshly Churned Delicious Handmade Noodles!
456 Mian Fen Guo is currently run by Dickson, who is a third-generation hawker. The 27-year-old shared that he learnt how to make handmade noodles from his grandmother.
There is only a handful of noodle stalls that churn their own noodles. Of the few, most of them pre-cut the noodles, and cook it on demand.
However, it’s slightly different at 456 Mian Fen Guo — the noodles are only cut upon ordering. Dickson shared that cutting the noodles only when there is an order, ensures that the noodles are chewy and springy. He does not use wheat gluten in his noodles, hence the noodles won’t give the soup a murky appearance.
We tried their Mian Fen Guo (Dry: $3.50/Soup: $4), which is more commonly known as mee hoon kueh. The broth, which was well-seasoned and flavourful, was indeed much clearer as compared to the broth from other ban mian stalls. My favourite thing about the bowl of handmade noodles was the kueh.
The hand-torn pieces of mee hoon kueh were of a nice thickness and I enjoyed the springiness and QQ texture of the kueh. I also enjoyed dipping my marinated minced meat into the homemade chilli sauce, which gives a tart and spicy kick.
The stall also has dry ban mian, which is tossed in a sweet and savoury dark sauce. We had the dry option with u mian, and the noodles were also springy and chewy, just like the mee hoon kueh.
The stall offers fried pork lard which you can add into your noodles. The pork lard is all made in-store, and some diners shared that its really fresh, crispy and addictive.
Dickson shared that when he first introduced dry ban mian, it came with lard. Soon, many customers who ordered noodles with soup also wanted a side of lard. That was when Dickson decided that he would just leave a batch of lard as condiments, to which diners can help themselves.
Dickson quipped that he doesn’t know the origin of the stall name ‘456 Mian Fen Guo’, but said that it could be because his grandmother used to live in Block 456 in Pasir Ris.
456 Mian Fen Guo currently has two outlets — one in Bedok and the other in Tampines. If you’re in the east, and craving for a bowl of piping hot noodles, 456 Mian Fen Guo is where you should be headed!
456 Mian Fen Guo
Address: 59 Food Court, 59 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 461059
Opening Hours: Fridays to Tuesdays: 9am to 3pm. Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
456 Mian Fen Guo
Address: #01-131, Blk 844 Tampines Street 82, Singapore 520844
Opening Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9am to 7pm, Weekends: 9am to 3pm, closed on Wednedays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.