Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

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One bowl is not enough!
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4.0
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4.5
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4.0
I have grown up eating hot bean curd and have never believed in trying cold bean curd as I thought that bean curd is one dessert meant to be savoured hot. However, after my friend brought me to try lao ban bean curd which is only served cold, I was hooked. It was instant love with this new taste and creation to me. I have been trying to find other cold bean curd that can match this taste I have been craving.

This bean curd is sweet and really silky smooth. And unlike other bean curd, the sweetness is not from the syrup but just in the pudding itself. One bowl is definitely not enough; it will leave you wanting more. Every mouthful is simply heaven. No wonder so many people buy back many servings at one go. I cannot further describe their bean curd; you have to try it for yourself and be prepared to be hooked!

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2
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Yes
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Love the sweetness
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Being from the country dubbed amiably by locals and foreigners alike as a "Food Paradise", it is unsurprising that food trends play a huge role in our lives. No doubt one of the latest food trends would be the soya bean dessert, or Tau Huey. This trend is relatively recent with the most popular beancurds being sweeter and softer than traditional ones. I have a really sweet tooth, so my ‘virgin experience’ with Lao Ban and 51 Tau Huey was a really good one. I enjoyed how the beancurd is soft enough to just melt in your mouth. Furthermore, I loved how the sweet taste pervades the whole dessert, instead of the traditional way, in which the beancurd is sweetened by the syrup. I guess utimately, it’s the novelty of this dessert that makes it so appealing. However, friends who don't favour sweet stuff would definitely find this less enjoyable.

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KT
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Too much of a good thing is not all that good
(Updated: July 03, 2012)
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4.0
The first spoon of Lao Ban beancurd left me craving for more after that. The icy pudding taste of the beancurd is not something I have tried before. It gives a strong sweet soya taste unlike some with their exceptionally sweet syrup.

I have always heard about its long queues and crazy purchases of over 20 bowls at one go. After the first few thrilling experiences of the beancurd, my craving for it have faded away. I am not a super beancurd lover so the uniqueness of Lao Ban's beancurd did not stay within me for long. Nonetheless I will still rate this particular beancurd high for the first impression it had on me.

For those super beancurd lovers, Lao Ban soya beancurd is definitely for them. Be sure to gather a few more orders if you are going to buy so it makes the trip there more worthwhile.
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The Best Taohuay ever!
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3.5
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3.5
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4.5
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3.5
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3.5
I am a fans of beancurd-related products! For the entire 6 years of my life, I have tasted a lot of types of Taohuay in Singapore. The best is still Lao Ban Taohuay! Its soft, spongy and slippery feeling in your tongue is so heavenly that you are almost addicted to it! There was once, while queuing for the taohuay, I saw an office worker carrying a total of 30 taohuay! That was quite insane, but she managed to stack here stack there and bring back to her office. This just shows how popular and how good this Tao Huay is. Even I went the extra mile from Dhoby Ghaut to Mountbatten to just get this taohuay!

The sad thing is just that the vendor is not exactly very friendly. He often ignores you when you ask about more flavours. There was once, I saw the stall was open, and I wanted to buy, but my request was refused. Why? Because they are not open yet! I mean, it's clearly open, but they told me they are not open. It's like they are saying 'you either wait or you don't get our great product'. The tone of the person is not very kind though. Despite that, I still go there because the price is still reasonable $1.50-$2 depending on the flavours, be they original, almond or durian. It's a great try and you won't regret it!

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Average Spent Per Person:
5
Best Part:
beancurd
Branch Location:
old airport
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Decent Jelly-like Beancurd, Not For Traditionalists
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3.5
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3.5
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3.0
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
I was quite surprised when I first tasted the Beancurd served at Lao Ban.

Instead of the traditional texture, Lao Ban’s beancurd texture was more like that of a jelly. Apparently, such jelly-like beancurd is the fad nowadays. The beancurd is quite sweet. Hence, it is more for those who don’t mind a sweeter beancurd and not for those who have a habit of having less syrup added to their serving of traditional beancurd.

Personally, I still prefer the traditional beancurd. It might be because I have grown accustomed to the traditional texture and the manual mixing of syrup with the beancurd on the spot when they serve you. May be the jelly-like nature of the Lao Ban beancurd just make it, well, not the beancurd I know of anymore.

Nonetheless, for those who want to find out what the jelly-beancurd fad is about, Lao Ban is good outlet to go as the taste is still pretty good and it’s one of the most popular outlet in Singapore.

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Branch Location:
Jubilee Square, Ang Mo Kio
KM
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Awesome experience for first timers
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3.0
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4.0
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2.0
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3.0
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2.5
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3.0
The Lao Ban Beancurd craze has been ongoing for quite a while, and after much persuasion, I decided to visit their Maxwell outlet with my friends. Frankly speaking, the first thing that put me off was the insanely long queue, even though it was moving pretty fast. Be prepared for the long queuing time and stuff environment if you want to savor this delicacy.

For people who don't like to eat beancurd, this is really worth a try. The sensation of it melting in your mouth the moment you have your first spoon was something unexpected. It almost felt like you can drink the whole bowl of beancurd, because it was so soft and smooth. The sweetness level was just right, and it tastes exceptionally well when chilled, probably owing to the humid weather in Singapore.

It's a common sight to see people takeaway 10 to 20 bowls of their beancurd, so do remember to purchase more for your family or friends, to save the hassle of joining the long queue all over again.

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Average Spent Per Person:
0
Best Part:
Almond Beancurd
Branch Location:
Maxwell Food Centre
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
JW
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Acceptable, but not tad good as I've thought
(Updated: May 09, 2012)
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3.0
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2.5
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2.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
It has been very long ever since I had my first bowl of beancurd, or rather Tao Huey. You can say that I have grown up with eating beancurd, be it on my birthday or just a casual dessert with my friends.

The first time I’ve tried Lao Ban Beancurd was when my friend introduced to me, the time where they came up with this pudding dessert made of soyabean of various flavours. At my first attempt, I bought a bowl of original pudding dessert. It’s not tad sweet as those that are sold in bakeries/other food stalls, however, it does not have some kind of a soyabean after-taste, unlike the stall which I’ve tried at Beano previously. I must admit that it has a really smooth and silky texture, but I just feel that there isn’t enough ‘Q-ness’ in the pudding itself.

What I loved from their menu was the almond flavoured pudding dessert. The fragrant aroma of the almond in the pudding did surprised me, as I have never came across that thick, richness of the almond taste in the pudding. I went to their main outlet at Old Airport Road. Be prepared to withstand long queues and their almond flavoured pudding is definitely a must for me!

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Best Part:
Almond Flavoured pudding
Branch Location:
Old Airport Road
Recommend to Friend:
No
CL
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Smoothly addictive!
Overall Score 
 
4.5
There is a good reason why Lao Ban Tau Huay is located at Old Airport Road, a place which is known to have many popular food stalls. Other Soya Beancurd I have tried are unlike Lao Ban--the beancurd itself is plain and bland but the syrup is overly sweet.

However, Lao Ban seems to rise above all. The texture is smooth and you can easily slurp it up. The beancurd itself is sweet already and not overly sweet either. Thankfully, the syrup has the same level of sweetness so that you need not worry of having a sweetness overload. I find it very hard to just stop at one serving! However, the queue may put off some despite the beancurd's affordability.

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Goodness in a cup!
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
Value 
 
3.5
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4.0
Ever since I had my first taste of lao ban tau huey (beancurd), it became my absolute favourite beancurd, and the only one that can satisfy my beancurd cravings.

Although the main branch is located at Old airport road, I am satisfied with the one I get to eat from its branch at Maxwell food centre which is located beside URA centre or perhaps more noticeable, opposite the red dot museum.

Lao ban tau huey is one of the best beancurd I have tasted in Singapore. It is smooth and soft in texture, and extremely soothing in the mouth. While most beancurd we eat are hot and bland unless drowned with sugar syrup. Lao ba tau huey however is eaten cold (extremely suitable dessert for a hot weather in Singapore!) and carries a tinge of sweet almond taste which adds to its unique and fragrant taste.

Despite many attempts by other stores to try to imitate the taste and quality of lao ban tau huey, there is by far nothing as good.

The only negative side to it is perhaps its small portion despite the price of $2.50 per bowl. A rough estimate would be that the portion which lau ban tau huey gives is as good as only a half of what others such as Rochor beancurd or any other beancurd shops sell for, and at a higher price too.

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Branch Location:
maxwell food centre
TC
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Lovely!
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
I was attracted to the long queue in front of it's outlet in Clementi Area. Well, if there's a long queue, it should be quite nice, right? So I went ahead to join the queue and bought some for myself and my family for dessert. All I can say is that now, I am a fan.

But before I go on, Lao Ban's soya dessert is a soya milk beancurd pudding, its a pudding so it is different from the traditional beancurd we used to eat. My family loves this new reinvented dessert of the usual beancurd. Personally, I like any dessert that is cold and sweet so I was instantly addicted to it. I have also tried their almond flavoured beancurd as I bought it for my dad who likes almond.

If I had to pick between the two, I would just eat both. :)

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Best Part:
Beancurd pudding!!!
Branch Location:
Clementi
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
GL
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