Soyyum, Melbourne

MELBOURNE | When Leon Low moved from Singapore to Melbourne, he was struck by the lack of places selling the soy milk based drinks and desserts that he enjoyed back home. So to, was his friend Zach, who hails from Malaysia. Over 10 years later, nobody had opened a permanent spot specialising in the soy drinks and desserts that are popular throughout South East Asia, so the duo decided to take matters into their own hands.

Leon and Zach opened Soyyum in October last year to give homesick expats and other Melburnians a taste of home, and to satisfy their own cravings, of course! I popped into the other day to meet Leon, and grab some photos for What’s On Melbourne.

At Soyyum, everything is made from scratch on site. Soy milk is made daily, using locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients (where possible). You can purchase soy milk to drink hot or cold on its own, with flavourings like chocolate and match, and with add-ons like tapioca pearls, grass jelly, and soy pudding. I had a try of the original, slightly sweetened with a house made ginger sugar syrup. It’s outstanding – rich, creamy, and full flavoured. It’s the best way to get a true appreciation of what Leon and Zach are doing.

In addition to soy milk, Soyyum also offers soy pudding. There’s a sweet option, which you can top with the same options available with the drinks, and a savoury option, with topping choices like nori, soy sauce, and house chilli oil. Both the sweet and savoury options are great choices.

If you want a snack to go with your drink or pudding, you can add you tiao or a curry puff as a side. There’s also a few other options on the menu like soy ice cream, cookies, and chicken rice during the week for nearby office workers looking for a savoury lunch option.


9/431 St Kilda Road
Victoria 3004

Telephone: 0455 104 651
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed – Sun: 9:00am to 5:00pm



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