Trends come and go, our preferences in life change all the time, but for some unbeknownst reason, salted egg yolk-anything is always a favourite. We don’t know if it is solely a Singapore thing, but we are just so thankful to whoever decided to put the eggs through the brining process. Everything is better with salted egg yolk; that is just about right.
And we want to profess our love for salted egg yolk anything. Here, we have a list of Singapore’s Must-Try Salted Egg Yolk Dishes. Join us in this epicurean journey as we glorify the highly-coveted preserved egg and embrace all its goodness!
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ANTOINETTE PATISSERIE SALTED EGG YOLK CROISSANT
The original salted egg yolk croissant was first created by Urban Bakery Works in Hong Kong. The trend has been catching up in our region, with Antoinette joining Flavours Fling Cafe the liu sha croissant battle in Singapore.
Antoinette’s Salted Yolk Lava Croissant (S$6.50) is now available at their Penhas store from 11am. On 10 Feb, it will start to sell the croissants at the Mandarin Gallery and Sofitel So Singapore outlets at 1pm daily.
30 Penhas Road
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender
ARBITE CAFE SALTED EGG YOLK FRIES
Fries all day, every day. All the better if they are coated with salted egg yolk sauce! Arbite dishes up a really mean serving for less than S$10, so this works really well as a sharing dish. Even better if you have it all to yourself. Huh, what sore throat?
66 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6287 0430
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon
BEER MARKET SALTED EGG YOLK PIZZA
Strategically located at the bustling Clarke Quay, Beer Market is not your ordinary pub. Or bar. Beer Market is a place that is committed to offering a myriad of beers and a comprehensive food menu. The Salted Egg Yolk Pizza (S$21.90) has our votes. Be sure to get the sinfully good Salted Egg Yolk Wings.
#01-17 & #02-02, Clarke Quay
3B River Valley Road
Tel: +65 9661 8283
Sun to Thu (Except Mon): 6pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 6pm – 3am
Eve of PH: 6pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Eggs Benedict is mainstream no more because the people at Drury Lane have got some tricks up their sleeves. Why, of course! Do a salted egg yolk sauce instead of the ubiquitous Hollandaise! And instead of the usual ham, you get fried bacon! We suggest you hide your weighing scale before you head down to Drury Lane.
94 Tanjong Pagar Road
Tel: +65 6222 6698
Mon, Wed & Thu: 9am to 8.30pm
Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
This waffle needs no introduction by now, right? Also listed in our Guide to Most Unique Waffles in Singapore, FATCAT does it right with their Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce (S$11.50 with a scoop of premium ice cream). A real treat to combat the heat, while seeking solace in heavenly salted egg yolk sauce.
Bedok North Avenue 2
#01-25 Block 416
Tel: +65 8201 1201
Mon, Wed to Thu, Sun: 1pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 1pm -11pm
(Closed on Tue)
Nearest Station: Bedok
Sure, salted egg yolk squid is getting pretty ubiquitous and it is not that unreachable. But few places do their salted egg yolk dishes as well as Imperial Treasure Fine Dining. The Salted Egg Yolk Squid (S$22) is our pick, but if you are not a fan of squid, go for the Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (S$28)
Now, you have to trust us on this because we’ve been there many times and they never disappoint. Totally worth the splurge!
#L2-04, Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6688 7788
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront
Inspired by the Malay slang “Lepak”, Lepark is a cool mod-sin tapas bar located at People’s Park Complex.
Try the SEY (S$12) which comprises soft shell crab, crab cake balls sitting on two nicely toasted mantou buns and finally drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce - where the medley of the bold flavours and distinct textures proved that one serving is simply not enough.
People’s Park Complex Level 6
1 Park Road
Tel: +65 6908 5809
Tue to Thu: 4pm – 11pm
Fri: 4pm – 12am
Sat: 11am – 12am
Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown
If you don’t already know, Mitzo is the sexiest Chinese restaurant in town, and one that had us falling head over heels in love with with a recent visit. In its menu of delicate Cantonese dishes sits the unassuming Deep-fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk. A classic rendition of the local favourite; date nights just got tastier. Literally.
270 Orchard Road
Grand Park Orchard
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 12midnight
Nearest Station: Somerset
OPERATION DAGGER SALTED EGG YOLK COCKTAIL
Even with an address, locating the bar is a task in itself. This under-the-radar speakeasy has no signs, so keep your eyes peeled for their logo scrawled on the wall. And when you finally find them, treat yourself to a Salted Egg Yolk Cocktail (S$25)!
7 Ann Siang Hill
Tel: +65 9296 4704
Tue to Sat: 6pm to 12am
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
No Signboard is a stalwart in Singapore. Famed for their seafood, No Signboard is the place to bring your overseas guests to for a truly local-style indulgent, and please do not do that without ordering the Salted Egg Yolk Crab, ok?
414 Geylang Road
Tel: +65 6842 3415
Daily: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Aljunied
SIN LEE FOODS SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH SALTED EGG YOLK SAUCE
This retro-themed cafe has been getting quite a bit of attention for their concise but impressive menu. Don’t expect your typical cafe fare; you won’t get it there. But their creations are worth the trip down, especially their famous Sweet Potato Fries with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce.
4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Tel: +65 6377 3170
Tue to Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat: 9.30am – 9pm
Sun: 9.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru
SINPOPO SALTED EGG YOLK COOKIES
Sinpopo’s Prosperity Hamper (S$88) will include 1 Gula Melaka Cake (5×5?), 2 bottles of Sinpopo Sugee Biscuit and 2 bottles of the Salted Egg Yolk Cookies - with 8 Mandarin oranges to complete, no less.
The Salted Egg Yolk Cookies are Sinpopo’s newest creation and they combine the best in a butter cookie with the much loved fragrance of salted egg yolk and curry leaves.
458 Joo Chiat Rd
Tel: +65 6345 5034
Tue to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Dakota
TASTE GOOD SALTED EGG YOLK CHICKEN
Taste Good at Sim Lim Square does a salted egg yolk chicken that is served with a fried egg atop rice. Every bite had us falling in love, and the richness and creaminess of the salted egg yolk that combines with the crispiness of the chicken is totally to die for.
Sim Lim Square #02-04
Tel: +65 6336 6298
Nearest Station: Bugis
TART BLANC SALTED EGG YOLK TART
This cute little patisserie that specialises in tarts deserves a huge shout-out. Sitting inside Millenia Walk, Tart Blanc is a real gem. The tarts are baked fresh daily, and there are different surprises every day. Of course, if you see the Salted Egg Yolk Tart (S7.50), you know that is the one to go for.
Millenia Walk #01-102
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6238 6893
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Promenade
THE REFINERY SALTED EGG YOLK ONION RINGS
The Refinery’s Salted Egg Yolk Onion Rings had us at hello. Thick cuts of onions coated with beer batter, deep fried, then lavishly coated with salted egg yolk sauce… no, you better taste it for yourself and enlighten us – what adjective is better than ‘best’?
115 King George’s Avenue #01-02
Tel: +65 6293 1204
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12midnight
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am
Sat: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 1am
Sun: 11am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Lavender
TIAN WAI TIAN SALTED EGG YOLK PORK RIBS
This unassuming eatery is ever crowded. Well-loved for their fish head steamboat, a meal here is local-like and fuss-free, but most comforting. And we need you to know this – they serve the best Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs (S$10) in Singapore. Absolutely nothing beats this!
1383 Serangoon Road
Tel: +65 9172 2833
Mon to Fri: 11am – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Boon Keng/Potong Pasir
At Tom’s Palette, all ice cream are made in-house with less cream, sugar and less air beaten in for a richer taste. Having the Salted Egg Yolk Ice Cream (S$3.20) is like eating spoonfuls of smooth salted egg yolk custard, with textures similar to that of Italian gelato.
100 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6296 5239
Mon to Thurs: 12pm – 9:30pm
Fri to Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Sun: 1pm – 7pm (Closed on the last Sunday of the month)
Nearest MRT: Bugis
We always love a good dim sum meal at TungLok Signatures, but apart from the regular suspects, we need to have a serving of this Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk (S$10) on our table. Better than potato chips, this has us munching non-stop!
1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #01-57
Tel: +65 6376 9555
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 11am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
Besides Fatcat Ice Cream Bar, another place that you should try is Twenty Grammes. The Charcoal Waffle (S$8.50) at Twenty Grammes was definitely on point. The crisp outer layer, coupled with the addition of an ultra-rich and slightly thicker salted egg yolk sauce, is such a divine combination. The sauce is served in a huge and generous pot and we could not have been more delighted and satisfied. It is an additional S$3.50 for one scoop of ice cream on top and S$6.50 for two.
753 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6717 1733
Mon to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Bugis
XIN YUE MODERN CHINESE RESTAURANT SALTED EGG YOLK CUSTARD BUN
Xin Yue Modern Chinese Restaurant at Mohammed Sultan Road is helmed by Chef Fung Chi Keung - the former executive chef of Paradise Group. It may look just like any other Chinese restaurant, but we love the food here, especially the Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun. Its filling is one of the creamiest ones around.
Xin Yue’s rendition is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best salted egg yolk custard buns.
207 River Valley Road #01-51/54
Tel: +65 62358854
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
7Kickstart Cafe at the Singapore Art Museum has been gaining popularity for its Liu Sha French Toast (S$13). The generous portion of salted egg yolk sauce was divine; creamy and savoury, with that slight hint of sweetness.
71 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 8389 7877
Mon & Tue: 8am – 8pm
Wed to Fri: 8am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Bras Basah