Previously located in an iconic red and white building, Tong Ah Eating House has relocated a few units farther down Keong Saik Road. The traditional coffee shop has been around since 1939 and has gained recognition for its crispy kaya toast.
While there is no lack of kaya toast sets in Singapore, Tong Ah Eating House is one of those eateries that keeps customers going back for more. Everything is kept simple—from the modest wall decorations to their humble kaya toasts.
It is surely a treasure of Singapore.
Tong Ah Eating House uses the traditional round tables which are ideal for big groups and families. Although you can choose to sit outside, it is much cooler indoors as there are fans. You can also watch the staff in action as they toast your bread.
Everyone goes there for the Traditional Kaya Toast (S$4.90) which comes with kaya toast, two soft-boiled eggs and a drink. Toasted till it was slightly charred, the kaya toast was extremely crispy with a smoky taste. Just like what we expected, the melted butter and handmade kaya is a lovely combination.
Of course, we all know that kaya toast is best paired with soft-boiled eggs! Add in some pepper and a dash of soy sauce to taste and dip the crispy toast in.
Tong Ah Eating House also serves Crispy Thin Toast Kaya, French Toast with Kaya and Steamed Bread with Kaya (S$4.90).
Will you visit Tong Ah Eating House soon?
Tong Ah Eating House
35 Keong Saik Road
Tel: +65 6223 5083
Daily: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park