And we are back again here at Lao Ban! Simply love the silky smooth bean curd pudding. I always order the original flavour since I feel it's the tastiest of all. The bean curd always has a very thin layer on top that has a different texture. They also sell soya milk as well but I haven't get to try it. The price is very affordable at $1.50 and the queue is always long despite having many competitors at the same hawker center.
Lao Ban is one of the first few beancurd pudding that spark the whole rave of beancurd pudding. The beancurd is really smooth and not that sweet. I really like it as compare to all the other beancurd pudding brands that came out after that.
It was free due to OCBC Frank card benefits to student in NTU and they were giving out lao ban as an exam welfare for a whole week.
In the past, If you ever step into Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, 老伴豆花 is a must try...
Now, everywhere is 老伴豆花...but then as usual, there always long queue...
The beancurd looks so ordinary, plain. But well, looks can be deceiving! This beancurd is so soft, smooth, silky and looks like a jelly pudding...And unlike the normal beancurd (Tau Huay) that most Singaporeans are familiar with, this does not comes with sweet syrup. In terms of taste and melt in the mouth sensation, theirs is unbeatable...
Lao Ban beancurd is really a special type of beancurd that I've eaten so far. It tasted really smooth and silky that melts in your mouth right away! I've tasted many different beancurds that is similar to Lao Ban but Lao Ban is still by far the best (in my opinion). The queue is really long here especially during peak hours. It is almost a "must eat" dessert every time I visit Old Airport Road.
I have been buying at this stall since it first opened. When it first opened, the quality was consistent with the amount given generous. As the popularity of this stall grew, it seems that the quality is declining with some bowls too sweet or not smooth enough (a critical component of such tau huay). Moreover, the amount given seems to be declining with less in each bowl. This is a pity. At 1.50, it's OK. Not fantastically good as before but still passable.
I've tried the original and the almond flavour. I got hooked up onto the original flavour but I didn't like the almond one as I dislike almond in the first place. The beancurd is smooth and silky. There is an extremely thin layer on top which I feel has a powdery aftermath sometimes. Besides that, the taste is really good. It is not overly sweet and is very addictive especially when you eat it on a hot day!
Upon hearing the awesomenness of a good bean curd... my friends and i decided to head on down to old airport road hawker centre to visit my long time friend.
After a week at work and a place full of chaos... what better way to end with a place at old airport road! Unfortunately, there wasn't any airport there... how unfortunate... was looking forward to see some airline there...
Anyways... thats not the point... after ordering my plate of hokkien mee which was pretty ok... i went to order a container of lao ban beancurd... i wanted to know what the hell was so good about this place! Upon eating my reaction went.... "DAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNN" this is really really good stuff... i cant describe the taste except that it was cold... and smooth and slides down your throat soothingly and yea i wanted to have another bowl but i wasnt sure after eating all the crazy crazy crazy stuff that day!
Lao Ban bean curd is like a magically combination of awesome smooth tastes in your mouth! So i actually wanna know who is this lao ban we are talking about?? I must say this... if you cant handle any bean curd... i have only one word to tell you... no its not Damn... but the word is 'try'!
the craze of lao ban tempt me to try it. they are opening more and more stores or franchise. having seen so many photos of lao ban, i am trying it now.
i tried the normal one and it is really smooth and it really melts inside my mouth. the normal one is $1.50 and the almond one is $2. for me personally, i prefer hot beancurd hence lao ban is not really to my liking as it is served only chilled.
The Food Unlike most other tau huay stalls in Singapore which offer beancurd to be enjoyed either hot or cold, Lao Ban’s version is served exclusively chilled I ordered the cold soya bean milk and beancurd cold to be takeaway The beancurd was soft and silky and sweetness just nice.
The Service As I went on weekday evening, hence super long queue
The Ambience As the stall is located at Old Airport road hawker center, hence well-ventilated and not stuffy
The Price Reasonably priced at $1.50 each
Overall I will definitely come back again and highly recommended to try this!
Super smooth and delicious soya beancurd! The flavour is the soya bean is defined and distinguishable, and is much more prominent than competing stalls. Not too expensive at $1.50 per soya beancurd, this makes for a affordable treat anytime of the day. Especially good served chilled to beat the heat on a scorching day. By far my favourite soya beancurd place
Beancurd frenzy is all round Singapore since last year.I have yet to try out Lao Ban Beancurd till my colleague offered me a bowl in the office. Having good reviews and side talks about the pudding like beancurd, of course, I did not hesitate and try it out.
As I put in the first mouthful of Lao Ban Beancurd, it melted in mouth and slide down my throat. Its silkiness and not-so sweet taste attracted my senses and made me gluped down the bowl of beancurd within minutes. It really differs from those sold in the market and hawker centres where the beancurd are not so smooth and silky.
This beancurd concept of refridgerating it and make it pudding like will be here to stay in Singapore as it is considered a healthy snack.
With the recent craze in "Tau Huey" (beancurd), stalls are poping up everywhere. Mum went to old airport and bought from Lao Ban not knowing which stalls is good.
The beancurd comes in a plastic tub with their brand and logo of a couple printed on it. At first bite, it taste very sweet, I suspect the sugar syrup was on top. It got better towards the bottom of the tub when the syrup sink down. It has a peculiar taste which I cannot tell what flavour it is, but I suspect the syrup is cooked with pandan leave. The beancurd was velvety smooth. The beancurd melt in the mouth.
This lao ban beancurd costs $1.50 and the beancurd was smooth. The quality of the beancurd has dropped quite a bit over the years, with sometimes me having to eat less tasty beancurd. It has a slight soybean taste but does not leave a dry feeling on your tongue after eating, also I do not feel sick after one bowl. Moreover, it is best eaten cold and best not to shake too much if asked for takeaway.
Long Q forming at this stall on a Sunday afternoon. What so special about this beancurd is that their sugar syrup is added or make together with the beancurd. Not the same as other as other you be aboe to see the sugar syrup on top. The 1st taste in your mouth, you can fdel the soft and silky when itz in your mouth. It goes down your thoart very smooth. This beancurb is worth the Q.... Melt in your mouth everyone. So must try at least once in your life time....
All this while i have been wondering what's so nice about the beancurd which attracts people to queue so longggggggggg for it! Now i know. It's awesome! *thumbs up!!*
It's really silky and tender. I'm a person who don't eat beancurd at all i swear! But this is the beancurd which causes me falling in love with it!
I heard from my friend that the had improve on the sweetness, when it first start off it was really sweet, but not it's at a moderate sweetness level. Would love to go back and get it.
I would also like to highlight that there are 2 stalls located at Old Airport Road Food Centre. 1 is when u first stepped in from the entrance when you walk from Dakota MRT Station and the other is 2 stalls away from 51 Beancurd.