Customers Urged To Support Elderly Couple Operating Dunman Food Centre Beancurd Stall
Running a hawker stall can be hard work — even more so for hawkers getting on in years.
Recently, a woman took to Facebook to highlight the plight of an elderly couple who runs a beancurd stall at Dunman Food Centre from 11am to 2am daily.
She encouraged more patrons to visit the stall to show their support for its hard-working owners and their freshly made beverages.
Elderly couple operates Dunman Food Centre beancurd stall from 11am to 2am
Posting about her experience to the Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 Facebook group, Marilyn Tan shared with MS News that she visited Dunman Food Centre on 3 Feb at around 7 pm and 4 Feb at around 6 pm.
It was then that she noticed an elderly couple tending a stall called Tekong Soya Bean Drinks & Curd.
Describing the woman as “listless” while her partner was awaiting customers, Ms Tan said their eyes “crinkled with joy” when she approached the stall with her companions.
“The auntie even inquired if we were visiting their stall,” Ms Tan said. “We reassured her, expressing our intention to savour some Soya milk.”
The elderly woman then invited her customers to take a seat after they placed their order. Ms Tan subsequently noticed that there was a walking aid near the stall.
In her post, Ms Tan stated that if she were at that age, she would rather rest at home instead of managing a stall for over 12 hours a day.
The stall is open from 11am to 2am daily.
Customers urged to support stall
Ms Tan proceeded to urge the public to support the stall if they happen to be in the vicinity.
“Not only will you relish a delicious treat, but you will also be indirectly contributing to sustaining the passion of this elderly couple to uphold a culinary tradition,” she wrote.
In addition, Ms Tan complimented their items, praising the soya milk for having a “smooth texture” and being “devoid of overpowering sweetness”.
Not too sweet — the ultimate praise of a drink or dessert from a Singaporean.
The stall’s grass jelly also appealed to Ms Tan, who noted that it contained “a subtle fragrance of pandan leaves”.
All in all, Ms Tan poetically described the dessert as “a refreshing escape from the ordinary” as well as “a true testament to the couple’s dedication to crafting [a] unique culinary experience”.
What’s more, the stall’s beverages are freshly made every day, adding to the quality.
Speaking to MS News, Ms Tan said that the couple mentioned that their business was impacted by Covid-19.
It hadn’t recovered ever since, resulting in a prolonged period of sluggish business.
“Support this pioneer generation elderly’s soya bean drinks and desserts while they can still make them to preserve the hawker heritage,” Ms Tan urged.
For those who’d like to visit the stall, here’s how to get there:
Tekong Soya Bean Drinks & Curd
Address: 271 Onan Road, #02-15, Dunman Food Centre, Singapore 424768
Opening hours: 11am – 2am daily
Nearest MRT station: Dakota
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