Happy Boy Soya Bean was founded on the 11 May 2012 with the aim of serving cheap and good quality soya bean to the general public.
Happy Boy Soya Bean
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Mon- Sun 9am to 9pm
592 Geylang Road (Between Lor.34 and Lor.36)
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-109, Old Airport Market & Food Centre
Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-44, Ang Mo Kio Food Centre
505 Beach Road, #B1-36, Golden Mile Food Centre
Happy Boy would be just for you if you like your flavours light and a little easier on the sweetness levels. Happy Boy's issue here is being surrounded by some of the more established names in the world of Tau Huey (it's a small world, I know).
Happy Boy's offerings are by no means bad or shabby. Yesterday I tried their almond flavoured Tau Huey. they were having a 2 for 1 promotion which I thought was pretty good value for money. What I liked about their Tau Huey is that it is just firm enough. However I found that the almond flavour to be a little on the light side with a hint of sweetness. I don't really have much of an issue with this though. In fact, I think that if I had eaten some richly flavoured food, this will provide my tastebuds with some welcomed respite.
And again, 2 for the price of 1? That is a steal....
Compared to other soya beancurd stalls, I think Happy Boy Soya Bean has some way to go before it can be considered a serious competitor. It certainly is nowhere near Lao Ban Soya Beancurd.
I tried their original flavour, which was not sweet enough for me. Perhaps it is because I have a sweet tooth, but their original flavour really didn't impress me. I felt like I should have spent my money on Lao Ban instead. One thing I must praise, however, is the texture of their bean curd which was really quite smooth and silky. Also, their bowls are slightly bigger than most other bean curd stalls.
I still prefer Lao Ban, but will give Happy Boy a shot if it improves.
A stall just recently opened near my house, and though its not my favorite Lao Ban beancurd, it's better than nothing. One thing good about it is that they do sell a pretty large variety of flavors like durian, greentea , almond, original and others. Before i tasted lao ban's ones i took their green tea one and thought it was pretty nice already, considering i could taste the green tea taste. However, after trying out Laoban's silky smooth version, I felt the happy boy wasn't good anymore.
Well, i should give them a break, it is already good effort on their part to come out with so many flavors which lao ban doesn't do. It also costs a tad cheaper. The durian one came with a very strong flavor, which really gave me my durian fix.
All in all, a good alternative if you don't live by Lao Ban store.
So…Lao Ban Tau Huay is always busy and has a very long queue, right? And its soy beancurd contains gelatin to give that wobbly texture of the pudding. I only recently found out that it’s not suitable for vegan and I felt really bad because I brought home some for my parents before, who are vegans. Hence I stopped buying from them since I cannot eat beef due to religion. Beside Lao Ban Tau Huay is a stall called Happy Boy.
When it initially opened, I was doubtful about the taste of the pudding. I tried it the first time and it wasn’t to my liking. After a few months, I came back to Old Airport Road with my friends and decided to give it a go again. I’m not sure if they’d changed the recipe but it tasted much better than before. I asked if it’s safe for vegans and the staff was friendly enough to list out the ingredients used and yes, it’s safe for vegans. They even had other flavours like durian, green tea, strawberry, etc. I love the durian flavored pudding because the taste is so strong, it smelt like Mao Shang Wang durians! Totally worth the change in taste from Lao Ban!