In 2021, to some comfort, the doors to CMC reopened. This is my first time back and as an old friend, I can report that CMC, its charmingly cold owners and the era they represented ended in 2018. It's well and truly dead. Same brand, same menu, but populated with robotic staff with no interest in the history. This iconic item tries to imitate its inspiration, but remains an imitation. The bun, the toast, the kaya, the butter all feel repurposed. A trip to simply meet an old friend became a wistful memorial service at its grave.