From The Straits Times    |

Soya Beancurd or Tau Huay, as most Singaporeans know it, is undeniably one of the reigning food fares in our local foodie scene. The demand for this traditional dessert is continually growing – be it as an afternoon tea-time snack or a quick supper fix!

We have rounded up some of the best soya beancurd spots in Singapore that will certainly satisfy those impromptu tau huay cravings.

1. Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

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Possibly the pioneers of the soya beancurd craze, Lao Ban Soya Beancurd has got Singaporeans queuing for hours at its very first stall at Old Airport Road.

Serving up two beancurd flavours – original and almond – their simple, pudding-like beancurd texture has drawn many to buy several bowls at one go.

What sets them apart from their competitors is their smooth and silky beancurd texture. With a beancurd consistency that literally melts-in-your-mouth, who could ever resist?!

Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-127, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Operating hours: Tue – Sun, 11.30am – 6.30pm

2. 51 Soya Bean

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51 Soya Bean serves up a slightly firmer and grainier beancurd texture as compared to its closest neighbour, Lao Ban. Nonetheless, this particular tau huay stall still has regular customers of its own, who love its smooth and velvety beancurd texture!

They also serve soya beancurd in a quirky range of flavours such as strawberry, mango, and even bandung!

Address: Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, 51 Old Airport Road, #01-72/#01-125, Singapore 390051
Operating hours: Daily, 9am – 11pm

3. Rochor Original Beancurd

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With its late-night operating hours and conveniently located in the Central region, the Rochor Original Beancurd is undeniably the go-to supper place for tau huay lovers! Boasting a sweet and firm yet silky beancurd texture that hardly breaks when you scoop it up!

Pair your beancurd with other traditional pastries such as fried dough sticks (youtiao), egg tarts, curry puffs and more.

Address: 2 Short Street, Singapore 188211
Operating hours: Mon – Thu, 11am – 1am; Fri 11am – 3am; Sat, 12pm – 3am; Sun 12pm – 1am

4. Rochor Beancurd House

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Many might mix this up with the Rochor beancurd at Short Street but Rochor Beancurd House is catered more towards the tau huay heart-landers. It is open until the wee hours of the night, this is a hot supper spot for those looking for a refreshing and satisfying bowl. 

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On top of their signature silken soya beancurd, you can even add toppings such as red bean, peanuts or even peanut riceball. Of course, no tau huay meal is complete without youtiao or egg tarts. Rochor Beancurd House is constantly experimenting with new items (such as tofu fries!) so be sure to check in regularly!

Address: 232 Upper Thomson Rd Singapore 574363
Operating hours: Mon – Sat, 12pm – 2am; Sun 12pm – 12am

5. Mr Bean


Hailed as the “healthiest” soya makers around, Mr Bean serves up nutritious and delectable soya beancurd! Their soft and silken texture beancurd boast a firm consistency without an overpowering soy taste.

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Mr Bean also serves up other healthier alternatives of soy products such as soy ice cream and grass jelly soya milk as well as their popular pancakes!

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-19/20 AMK Hub, Singapore 569933 (Several outlets islandwide)
Operating hours: Mon – Sat 7am – 11.30pm, Sun & PH 7.30am – 10.30pm

6. Selegie Soya Bean

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Selegie Soya Bean has gained a foothold in the soya beancurd community with its sweet and tantalising soya beancurd. It infuses a modern twist to its traditional beancurd by incorporating ingredients such as gingko nuts and glutinous rice balls filled with grass jelly or fruits. 

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With other traditional snacks such as fried carrot cake and even homemade muffins to go along, it will definitely take your tau huay meal up a notch!

Address: 1002 Upper Serangoon Road, Selegie Eating House, Singapore 534740
Operating hours: Sun – Thu: 7.30am – 12am; Fri, Sat & eve of PH: 7.30am – 1am

7. Beancurd City

Beancurd city comes with just the right amount of sugar sweetness

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Located just beside Rochor Original Beancurd (its direct competitor), Beancurd City’s version is soft and silky. It has just the right amount of sweet syrup without going overboard on the sweetness level.

Likewise, a beancurd meal is hardly ever complete without the accompaniment of a youtiao or butterfly fritters. 

Address: 4 Short Street, Singapore 188212
Operating hours: Daily,

With so many places serving up exquisite bowls of smooth, sweet soya beancurd, you are certainly spoilt for choice!

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