With two well-stocked fridges standing sentry-like outside (not to mention the mildly titillating name), it’s hard to walk past 69 Cold Soya Beancurd without giving it a second glance. It’s a stall that commands attention, and which I think is one of the more unique players in Singapore’s marketplace for ‘curd. Beyond its bold presence, the owner/server had a non-pushy demeanour and was surprisingly well-spoken. From the outset I couldn’t help but feel that I would like this place.
69 CSB provides a colourful and sensible selection of flavoured beancurds. They range from the classics – original, almond, mango, strawberry, and yam (SGD 1.50 each) – to the exotics – green tea (SGD 2.00) and durian (SGD 2.50) – and some other flavours as well (blueberry, lychee, etc.). A few soy-based drinks are also available. It’s a one-stop soya shop, and a rather good one at that.
69 Cold Soya Beancurd
#01-11, Block 724 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre
This was a very pleasing tub of ‘curd. The texture was light and silky smooth. It was a little sweeter than usual, but it was also more chilled; the crisp coolness had a beautifully moderating effect on the sweetness. Overall the texture and flavours were delicate and in near-perfect harmony with each other.
I know, I know, the pictures are nearly identical, but that’s hardly my fault! The almond beancurd was just as good as the original, but with one key exception – the almond flavour. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, but, with the original tasting so good, I couldn’t help but feel that the almond was a bit of an unnecessary distraction.
A great find – 69 CSB provides a delicious and quite unique tub of ‘curd. Well worth a visit, my advice is to forget the flavours and stick to the original. You won’t be disappointed.
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