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Lao Gu Ban – Relocating on 5 Dec to Solaris @ Kallang 164

A Serangoon kopitiam will soon bid goodbye to the traditional handmade Teochew Noodle shop, Lao Gu Ban. They are set to close on 26 Nov. Thankfully, unlike the pattern we have seen with most old school stall closures, this one is already set to relocate on 5 Dec at Solaris @ Kallang 164.

Lao Gu Ban - stall

It’s not the first time Lao Gu Ban had to relocate. Before coming to Serangoon, they had roots in Cantonment Road and KA Centre @ Kampong Ampat. Until now, they mainly set up shop at cosy coffee shops and this new move is slightly different as it takes them to an air-conditioned food court. 

Lao Gu Ban - lady boss

Mdm Ah Kei runs Lao Gu Ban. If you didn’t know, she’s the wife of Eric Chia Seo Hoe, the owner of the popular Original Ah Hoe Mee Pok. You may do a double-take when you try dishes from either brand as there are definitely similarities. 

Lao Gu Ban - prawn paste noodle

If you’re unfamiliar with them, Lao Gu Ban’s biggest draws are its handmade noodles and ingredients. A good example is the prawn paste cubes in their Signature Handmade Prawn Paste Noodle (S$6)

Lao Gu Ban - dishes

If you like their prawn paste, they have Handmade Prawn Paste Soup (S$6). For those who like a little bit of fish with their noodles, the stall also offers their Handmade Prawn Fish Maw Noodle (S$6 for Regular, S$8 for Large)

They even make their own handmade chilli sauce that’s crafted to go perfectly with these dishes. Some reviews say that it’s on the saltier side of things, though.

While Lao Gu Ban falls in the slightly pricier range of kopitiam food, reviewers have noted the generous ingredients so the steeper price point may be worth it. Why not visit Lao Gu Ban before they move or take a short trip into the industrial zone when they reopen?

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