Time and again, we have seen short-term food trends come and go. But one that remain pretty stagnant (in a good way) is the Salted Egg Yolk Craze. Then, along the way, everyone is working with their creativity and trying to incorporate this ingredient to every kind of dish possible.
As big fans of the tasty salted egg yolk in both savoury dishes and sweet desserts, we are always looking out for the next best salted egg yolk dish. In our appetisers, in our desserts, in our snacks… everything. We are always ready to try.
This guide includes some of our favourites from our original Salted Egg Yolk Dishes guide, and after several adventures islandwide, we have compiled a list of the best Salted Egg Yolk Dishes in Singapore.
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.
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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
BAO MAKERS SALTED EGG SHRIMP MANTOU
Specialising in buns (as its name suggests), Bao Makers has really unique and interesting concepts when it comes to Baos. The The Salted Egg Shrimp Bao (S$15) features juicy and plump prawns smothered in salted egg yolk sauce sandwiched between a traditional white bun.
78 Horne Road
Tel: +65 6291 2330
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
BIG STREET LIU SHA PRATA BOMB
If you have yet to hear, our beloved glorious roti prata has taken on new form at Big Street Singapore and has successfully evolved into an addictive Prata Bomb stuffed with molten salted egg custard.
Big Street Singapore – a two-storey casual establishment – opens till 3am from Tuesdays to Sundays and is a new favourite supper destination among Singaporeans.
104-106 Jalan Besar, 208828
Tel: +65 6100 2661
Closed on Mondays
Tue to Sun: 11am – 3am
Nearest Station: Lavender
CARVERS & CO. SALTED EGG SWEET POTATO CHIPS
Thinly-cut sweet potato slices, deep-fried to a nice crisp and served with a side of salted egg sauce – Carvers & Co.’s Sweet Potato Chips With Salted Egg Yolk Sauce (S$6) is a great sharing snack among a small group before the meal!
43 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6348 0448
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Mountbatten/Paya Lebar
Little did we know that this coffee house also serve some really good cakes, like the Salted Egg Cake. The cake has a strong tea flavour, but when paired with the salted egg sauce, it was a match made in heaven.
73A Amoy Street
Tel: +65 9005 4790
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
With their in-house gelato made fresh daily with very strong local influences on their flavours, you can only imagine our delight when we saw salted egg as a flavour here. The flavour itself was distinct enough and the texture of the gelato was spot-on.
Block 226A Ang mo kio avenue 1
Tel: +65 6452 0208
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
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
FROTH SALTED EGGS EGGS BEN
Well-known for their waffles, Froth also serves up a good eggs ben with a twist. The version here is quirky – topped off with salted egg yolk hollandaise and pork belly, it proved to be one combination that worked well for us.
2 Finlayson Green
Tel: +65 6736 9800
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
IMPERIAL TREASURE FINE DINING SALTED EGG YOLK SQUID
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
KEK SEAFOOD SALTED EGG PRAWNS
The salted egg prawns at KEK Seafood is deshelled and served with a creamy and rich salted egg sauce, littered with spicy chilli padi.
124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136,
Tel: +65 6272 1038
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Commonwealth
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
MIN JIANG CUSTARD BUN
We have tried many custard buns all over Singapore and Min Jiang is definitely one of the top ones on our list. Meticulously made, the Liu Sha Custard flows out like a dream to create a #foodporn moment. And we love it more because it is black.
5 Rochester Park
Tel: +65 6774 0122
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista
If you don’t already know, Mitzo is the sexiest Chinese restaurant in town, and one that we have dined at countless times because the food is too good. 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
NAN HWA CHONG FISHHEAD STEAMBOAT SALTED EGG RIBS
The Salted Egg Ribs here are a good accompaniment to Nan Hwa Chong’s famous fish head steamboat. The salted egg is fragrant and the bite-size ribs are easy to eat generously coated with sauce.
814/816 North Bridge Rd
Tel: +65 8613 2732
Daily: 4.30pm – 12.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis or Lavender
This no-frills eatery on level 5 of Far East Plaza is always packed during lunch and dinner for a good reason – it serves well-cooked zi char style dishes at very affordable prices from S$4.80 onwards.
The must-try dish here is definitely the Salted Egg Pork Ribs Rice (S$6). It truly lives up to its name and we dare say it is one of the most satisfying cheap eats in Orchard Road.
Far East Plaza #05-95, 14 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6734 2862
Daily: 11.30 – 8.50pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
NO SIGNBOARD SALTED EGG YOLK CRAB
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.
414 Geylang Road
Tel: +65 6842 3415
Daily: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Aljunied
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
PARK at Holland Village is jumping on the bandwagon with the obsession of salted egg - but we are totally digging their rendition of Salted Egg Ribs (S$29.50++)!
Think zi chart-style succulent pork ribs marinated in handcrafted addictive salted egg yolk sauce, but in generous portions of huge ribs and a cosy environment with beer. You bet we were sold!
281 Holland Ave #01-01
Reservations: [email protected] / +65 9721 3815
Closed on Mondays
Tue to Thu: 11am – 12am
Fri to Sun: 11am – 2am
Nearest Station: Holland Village
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a food chain in Asia Pacific that offers authentic Taiwanese snacks with more than 150 outlets throughout the region and there is a total of 14 outlets here in Singapore.
You must have had a taste of their famous XXL Crispy Chicken, a popular snack that you can find in the actual Shihlin Night Market. This is probably the closest you can get to the real deal. Now, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has introduced a spanking new rendition of this snack—Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken.
We already know how great fried chicken tastes like, but when coated with salted egg yolk sauce, it is pure genius!
SIN LEE FOODS SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH SALTED EGG YOLK SAUCE
This retro-theme 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
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 has us falling in love with every bite. The richness and creaminess of the salted egg yolk that combines with the crispiness of the chicken is totally to die for. It can do with more sauce, though.
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 CHINATOWN STALL SALTED EGG YOLK TOFU
We chanced upon this food booth by Soup Restaurant at Takashimaya’s food hall and saw that they had a fried tofu with salted egg yolk sauce (S$4.50) cup to go and we knew we had to try it. Albeit nothing special, the sauce itself was decent and it made a good snack for our shopping adventures in Orchard Road.
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
TOM’S PALETTE SALTED EGG YOLK ICE CREAM
Tom’s Palette has been offering its Salted Egg Yolk ice cream for years, way before the start of the salted egg yolk craze in Singapore.
All ice cream here 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.
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 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