It’s a juice for the gods, so they
say. It powers you up, can be used as cleanser, or star in the centre of your
sandwich. At the Alexandra Food Village, a little war has been waging for years
now, over this humble fruit. There are a total of 5 stalls serving avocado
juice as their signature drink at Alexandra Food Village. Mr. Avocado Exotic Juice offered the first
glass way back when. Their success has inspired and spurred much competition at
that same food centre and at other food centres, too.
What exactly is this style of avocado
juice? It is none other than a blend of avocado, evaporated milk and fresh
milk. So, who, amongst the 5 stalls at Alexandra Food Village, does it best?
THE 5 CONTENDERS
ALEXANDRA VILLAGE AVOCADO #01-11
This is the newest stall in this
food centre serving this signature drink. This stall has recently converted to
a drink stall from a prawn noodle stall. There is a family connection between
this stall and King Avocado, the drink is created based on a similar recipe. It’s
close enough in taste though it did not quite stand out. It might be better to
try some of those healthier drink choices on their menu instead.
KING AVOCADO #01-17
This stall has a pool of supporters
and its taste is closer to the version created by Mr. Avocado Exotic Juice. It
tasted quite alike with an equally intense avocado taste. A rather special Peanut
Avocado Juice is only available at this stall. They do serve other drinks that
are supposed to have health benefits, too.
MR. AVOCADO EXOTIC JUICE #01-19
This stall has been around since
1990. The boss says he uses only top-grade avocado for the drink even though it
has an impact on profit margins. His avocado juice tastes the best among the
lot there. His version is creamier, rich
and thick with quite a distinctive taste of avocado that is further enhanced by
gula melaka. It is served with just enough ice cubes to keep it chilled without
diluting its taste further. Their colour is slightly lighter than the rest.
Another exotic choice from this very stall is the Durian Avocado Juice. It is a
must-try for durian lovers.
Though the taste of their avocado
juice might be comparable with the other stalls, it lacks that creaminess. Their
standard can be quite inconsistent, as they tend to add a bit too much ice
cubes at times, which compromises and dilutes the equation.
HEALTHY JUICE CORNER #01-63
The impression at first sip was
decent but not amongst the top choices as it did not taste as flavourful and was
also a little sweeter. To differentiate themselves from the others, a packet of
tissue was given along with the avocado juice for the same price.
SO, WHO DOES IT BEST?
Most of these stalls have their
regular supporters. Their general taste is actually quite similar though some
are creamier, some are slightly sweeter and some are more flavourful. Judging
from the number of customers during the busy lunch hours, Mr. Avocado is
clearly the most preferred choice. But my vote goes to Mr. Avocado Exotic
Juice. This war of avocado juice has lasted for a while; some stalls left and
new stalls joined in. And, this healthy competition does not seem to be ending
ALEXANDRA FOOD VILLAGE
Merah Lane 1 Singapore 150120