Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lao Ban Soy Beancurd: The things we do for the best beancurd

I still remember my first Lao Ban Tau Hauy almost a year ago when a food adventurer (not me) brought me and a bunch of like-minded foodie to Old Airport Hawker Centre.

The place's well known for almost everything. Lao Fu Zi Char Kway Teow, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, Western Barbeque, Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee and the list just go on and on. Walk down the stalls and you will see the number of newspaper cuttings, IeatIshootIpost's reviews and Makansutra certificates that are tape to the glass panels of each stall showcasing that they aren't your typical hawker but legendary hawker with years of experience to boost! I really envy all those LUCKY people who stays within walking distance of the food haven!

Sorry I digress maybe a little too much but my point is Old Airport Road is the best place for really good and affordable hawker food and there's no need to argue. If you still have doubts, find a day and head down for lunch or dinner and be amazed with the crowd you will find in that small enclave.

Now where was I... Ohh! As I was saying, This fellow food adventurer or friend as I prefer calling introduced us to a series of unpretentious, really affordable, freaking long queue but super worth the wait hawker foodfare. Each uniquely good but not one dish could be compared with what came after our heavy lunch. By now you should have got the cue right? 

I recall the food adventurer's friend which so happen to be my friend or as I like to refer him now as Mr Diablo III took the courtesy to bear the extremely long queue and bought each of us a bowl of heaven. 

Heaven came white and silky. Delectable but not sugary artificially sweeten. It's one of those moment I wished it would last just a bit longer. I mean come on lahh, how many times of the day do you have that kind of heavenly happiness feeling and at $1.50 for the plain and $2.00 for the almond, I can be assured of having bowls and bowls Beancurd without feeling that stringent pain in my wallet.

But ever since that first encounter, I can't deny my love for Lao Ban's Tau Huay so much so that I make it a point to get at least one bowl either for morning breakfast or late night dessert whenever I pay homage to the hawker centre. Even my family got addicted like all those who buy Lao Ban Beancurd by the plastic bags with each containing five bowls of heaven! I just can't help to wonder why. Either they have a big family who loves Tau Huay like mine or they stock their fridge with bowls of curded soybean milk just for pure enjoyment sake like I do? 
Do not be surprised if you see people queuing in front of the store even before they draw up the metal gates and start business. What about you? Would you bear the heat and time all in the name of good Tau Huay?

Such is the things we do for the best Beancurd...

Old Airport Hawker Centre #01-107/127
19 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390019
Tel: +65 8181 2201
Tues-Sat: 11.30am & 6.30pm (2 batches)
Sun: 1pm & 7pm (2 batches)
Closed on Mondays


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    1. Yes yes! especially when it super duper chilled! Makes the long Q worth! hahaha


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