Cold-pressed juices are what you’ll expect to find at hip salad joints and funky cafes, now not hawker centers. Well, “60-something” Wong Su Mei (she’s coy approximately her genuine age) desires to change that. “In Singapore, I am probably the simplest hawker making cold-pressed end result and vegetable juices instantaneous!” says the owner of ASip juice stall in Commonwealth Crescent Market.
The ex-admin coordinator first learned about cold-pressed juices around 2013 and started out juicing at home diligently, specifically after noticing an improvement in her family individuals’ general fitness after months of drinking her vegetable-based totally concoctions. Unlike many sleekly packaged bloodless-pressed juices to be had available on the market, hers are simply natural cold-press extractions, without addition of water or sugar. And here’s the clincher: her costs start from $2 for a 12 ounces (350ml) cup of single-variety fruit juice along with apple or orange. This is quite lots the same fee as a regular cup of apple or orange juice from any vintage hawker stall, and a thieve as compared to the almost-$10 branded bottled bloodless-pressed juices offered at cafes and salad shops that are regularly diluted with coconut water. Just for charge evaluation: a 500ml bottle of Antidote bloodless-pressed juice costs $18, at the same time as a 280ml citrus juice from Hic costs $6.50 (in case you purchase a carton of 12 bottles).
Extracted through cold press machines via a gentler method, bloodless-pressed juices take a bit longer to put together but hold a whole lot greater of the natural vitamins in culmination and greens than traditional juices, which would possibly have its vitamins oxidized via the high-speed, excessive-heat method from cheaper machines.
When a neighbor cautioned that she takes in a hawker stall, due to the fact that she retired from her admin activity, it became a great platform for her to sell cold-pressed juices. Of course, putting in a hawker stall for the primary time had its demanding situations and Mei stocks that she has had to live with many “errors” made. Her undertaking is likewise in instructing humans about what bloodless-pressed juices are and why they’re more useful than regular juices.
At the stall, Mei makes use of 4 machines (she declined to expose its logo), each costing about one grand: two each for vegetables and end result respectively. And whilst she has been working ASip Drinks on account that 2014, Mei become handiest in a position to correctly awareness at the commercial enterprise inside the last two years, due to own family commitments. Recently, she has also trimmed her menu of some 45 juices down to about 20, in a bid to streamline operations and reduce down on her client’s waiting time, which is ready double the wait in comparison to an ordinary cup of juice at a hawker center.
One who walks with a spring in her step and speaks with a playful glint in her eye, Mei is a very spritely 60-something aunty, and she or he credit her suitable fitness to years of drinking 1/2 a liter of vegetable-based bloodless-pressed juices with components like celery and spinach each day. However, she realizes that the grassy flavor of vegetable-simplest juices aren’t ideal to all people, and so adds a fruit, along with orange or pineapple, into her veg blends for balance — all in a bid to get more humans to attempt her green concoctions.