Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

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Yes, Lao Ban is the smooth and delicate tau huey currently found almost everywhere in Singapore due to its popularity years ago. People often tell me that the bean curd pudding "melts in your mouth" and it tastes way better than the traditional bean curd because it is sweet.

True enough, this bowl of cold soya bean curd is refreshing because it is a new product in the market. Thus, there are many hawkers jumping onto this money-making bandwagon. Now we can hardly find hawkers selling the traditional bean curd. What I dislike about Lao Ban is that there is a lack of soya-bean taste, and it feels as if I'm consuming soya bean flavoured sugar syrup.

As quoted by ieatishootipost, "Now why am I paying $1.80 for a tub of processed chemicals and only $1 for an artisanal Tau Huay which takes years to master?"

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Sad to say, this highly raved beancurd leaves a really funny after taste.

I liked it for a while but this is rally nothing more than a fad. But there has to be a reason why I liked it, so here's why: it's silky smooth texture is really so unique that it cannot be found anywhere else (when it first came out. There are so many other brands now that I can't say the same anymore). I had my first Lao ban much later than others, and I kept pestering my friend as to why she insists on having only Lao ban and not any other bean curd. Her description for this special bean curd was that it's like pudding but melts in your mouth. Well, you really have to try it to know it. It scoops up like bean curd but goes down your throat like soy milk.
But then, too much of a good thing makes it bad. There are so many places selling this that it's now regula bean curd I crave.
So for those who haven't tried it, you have to. But you'll have to decide for yourself whether it's this you like, or just the normal kind. at $1.5 a bowl, there's not much value to speak of, so it's still the regualr kind for me

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