I am a huge soya bean fan. I am absolutely not a vegetarian so am not loyal to this wobbly white stuff as a matter of course – I really do dig it – and I cannot go a single week without a bowl of ta fu fa from my local wet market (Ghim Moh if you’re asking).
Having parked at the Holland Village MRT open air carpark off Taman Warna (much better parking option that the HDB carpark which is always packed when I seem to want to go there, ditto the carpark at Cold Storage) you have to pop underground via the escalator to cross over to the other side of the road. On your way you will pass a Mr Bean shop (UK readers, this has nothing to do with Rowan Atkinson, I promise).
Stop immediately on seeing it, at whatever time of day it might be, and order a soy ice-cream which is just the right amount of sweetness (i.e. not too much or it’s disgusting and I can’t eat it) and fluffy with an underlying layer of virtue: it feels so much healthier than normal ice cream.
There are masses of branches of Mr Bean in Singapore, but none that I come across so regularly, and I look forward to eating this in as many different stores as I can manage. I have to say, I hadn’t realised how big genetic modification is in the soya world but it’s huge, I have recently discovered. Mr Bean uses non-GM ingredients.
Mr Bean #B1-17 Holland Village MRT station
Mr Bean image at the very top of this post courtesy of Run with Holly