O’Bean Organic Soya Store @ Balmoral Plaza

I have been ailing this week (twice in 7 days) but being sick doesn’t mean my meal has to taste pallid.

I discovered O’bean, an organic soy product eatery in August and thought of trying most of their food before I do a post on it but I never got round to trying the other foods – I liked what I ate so much so that whenever I visit, I order the same dishes, lol…

Signature Soya Porridge - S$5.50

Signature Soya Porridge – S$5.50

Smooth, creamy and congee-like. The addition of soybean milk may seem weird but this is really delicious.<br />There's a whole mushroom, some braised peanuts, mock pig's intestines, diced century eggs, Chinese crullers, a sprinkling of sesame seeds, shredded seaweed and garnished with julienned ginger and scallions.

Smooth, creamy and congee-like. The addition of soybean milk may seem weird but this is really delicious.
There’s a whole mushroom, some braised peanuts, mock pig’s intestines, diced century eggs, Chinese crullers, a sprinkling of sesame seeds, shredded seaweed and garnished with julienned ginger and scallions.

Vegetarian Sausage - S$2 Came with a serving of their homemade tomato-based sauce.

Vegetarian Sausage – S$2
Came with a serving of their homemade tomato-based sauce.

Original Beancurd Dessert.<br />The texture is very light and there's some soybean juice in this dessert.<br />A tad sweeter than what I'd prefer but I still like this better than what most places are offering.

Original Beancurd Dessert.
The texture is very light and there’s some soybean juice in this dessert.
A tad sweeter than what I’d prefer but I still like this better than what most places are offering.

The meal was appropriately comforting on a lackluster day.

Mix everything up and it's chow time ;-)

Mix everything up and it’s chow time 😉

The place is clean and service reasonably good. All prices are nett.

The place is clean and service reasonably good.
All prices are nett.

I have tried their vegetarian kway chap but I found the mushroom broth too strong and salty with a bitter after-taste. I do love a sample of soybean milk that the young lady boss gave me on one ocassion which tasted malty, like mild Horlicks. My favourite dish has to be their Signature Soya Porridge as I have eaten it as is (without adding pepper or soy sauce) countless times. I found them to be consistent whether I dine in or take away. My children and I also liked the Gingko Barley dessert very much.

O'bean @ Balmoral Plaza.

O’bean @ Balmoral Plaza.

O’bean (the organic soy place) @ Balmoral Plaza
Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road,
Balmoral Plaza, #02-10,
Singapore 259708.
Tel: 68364487

Update: This shop is no longer in operation!

Happy eating 🙂

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10 Responses to “O’Bean Organic Soya Store @ Balmoral Plaza”
  1. Laura Lynn says:

    I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well! Something is going around here too. I love the looks of all this food. I am a big big fan of vegetarian food and soy beans. Not that I’m a vegetarian, I’m not, but I love the food! I eat vegetarian sausage and ‘burger’ several times a week, for health but also because it tastes so good.
    I hope you are having lots of chicken noodle soup and taking care of yourself. Hugs…

    • Sam Han says:

      I am very glad we have similar tastes in food Laura, then you wouldn;t be bored by my posts, lol… This year is full of little illness here and there for me. Maybe because I am getting out more frequently and overusing my body, hahaha… This old car needs overhaul, hehehe… :p Hugs Hugs!

  2. Do they do delivery to the US?

  3. “I liked what I ate so much so that whenever I visit, I order the same dishes,” I lived in tokyo for 2 years and ate (almost) the same 3 dishes at the same restaurant (almost) every night. I told a Frenchman and he was so appalled he felt he would be unable to do business with me. So, be careful about losing your French followers 😉

    • Sam Han says:

      Mike, you must know the tastes inside out! Pray tell what were the 3 dishes.

      • Well the problem is I like veges. And when you are traveling, the hardest thing to get at restaurants – anywhere in the world – is veges. Expensive places want to give you steak and prawns, inexpensive places rice and noodles with pork.

        Even worse in Japan where I could not speak Japanese and often could not read the menus.

        So I found a restaurant where I liked the people (I fell in love with the cook and the waitress) and they had a dish I really liked:
        Dofu Salad (white dofu, lettuce, tomatoes, etc…+ a great sauce (mango soy?)).

        I then persuaded them to modify one of their other dishes to my liking. It was stir-fried meat with veges. I got them to take out the meat and add greens and chili.

        The third dish…erhh…sorry…lost it!

        So then I just ate there every night, and they knew what to bring me.

      • Sam Han says:

        you should have married the cook and take the waitress as concubine, lol… The Japs have cabbage or yasai teppanyaki.

      • Well, I had a driver in Kuala Lumpur who had 3 wives. He was thin, harasses, nervous. We all felt very sorry that such a nice man suffered such a miserable fate.
        So one of the lessons I learnt was, if you do fall in love with 2 women, do it from a safe distance. 😉

      • Sam Han says:

        You are always on the road so you are definitely in safe distance, lol…

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