My idea of a good breakfast is something like this: start with a bowl of cereal with milk, and proceed on with a scrumptious big breakfast of eggs, ham, sausages, bacon, grilled tomato and sauteed mushrooms. On some days, I’d prefer to have the delightful eggs benedict, accompanied by a stack of pancakes with lots of syrup. Breakfast, like what they say, is the most important meal of the day.
But there are times where I don’t really fancy the English breakfast. Sometimes, all I want is a cup of kopi, two half boiled eggs, and my favorite kaya butter toast. And I usually have the famous Ya Kun Kaya Toast.
Forget about cereal, or eggs benedict, or pancakes, the local Singapore’s Breakfast is Kaya toast and half boiled egg with a cup of coffee.
Some people dislike the raw taste of the half boiled eggs. The key, I think, is to be brave with the soy sauce and white pepper. This is the time to tilt the bottle and pour. Sprinkle the desired amount of soy sauce and pepper. Stir and mix everything well, and gulp down everything in one swift movement. If you really cannot stomach the eggs this way, try having them by dipping the kaya toast in it. I don’t know about you, but it’s quite an experience to have the watery egg (yolk and white), plus the soy sauce and the pepper, mingling inside your mouth. It seems like an experiment that only happens in the laboratory, doesn’t it?
As for the kaya toast, people usually eat them differently. Some like to dip it in the coffee, while others enjoy having them together with the half boiled eggs. Me? I like to have the kaya toast on their own. It’s a very delicious thing for breakfast, tea, or supper.
If I didn’t watch myself, I would probably order two or three portions of the delicious kaya toast. Butter and kaya make a lovely combination. But if this is not your type, try the Cheesy French Toast instead.
I’m not going to debate whether Ya Kun Kaya Toast has the best kaya toast in Singapore, not when there are also killiney kopitiam, Chin Mee Chin, Tong Ah Coffee Shop, Good Morning Nanyang Cafe among the contenders for the title. But what I do know is, Ya Kun Kaya Toast is the most accessible with over 30 outlets in Singapore. This is particularly important if you are lazy like me. When craving strikes, I seriously doubt that I will go all the way to East Coast road for Chin Mee Chin, or Killiney just for the kaya toast.
Which is your favorite place for Kaya Toast in Singapore?
Singapore Food Review
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Singapore
18 China Street #01-01
Far East Square Singapore
Tel: +65 6438 3638
I am excited to read others’ recommendations. I had Kaya Toast (at Ya Kun) for the first time last week (http://notabilia.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/kaya-toast-for-breakfast/) and I can’t wait to have it again.
it’s beh-ah to say BUTTER! (you know that commercial in the UK?)
Butter is good for you .. so eat up! LOL
Mmm I’m having Ya Kun now! And the cheezy kaya toast is nice.
always my favourite! i have my toast without butter, and dip them in kopi c…
I love Good Morning Nanyang Cafe! Too bad it only has two outlets, both of which are not very accessible for me. The kaya+butter orange ciabatta is a tasty fusion of Asian jam and Italian bread – yummy!
Tong Ah is good too especially the thin crispy toast. Wash it down with strong black coffee is pure bliss!
GMNC’s kopi-O & orange ciabatta toast followed by Barcook Bakery’s cream cheese & raisin buns.
For French toast, its CDHK.
How did you managed to take pictures of their food ? I thought that they were pretty strict about the no photography rule.
I LOVE Ya Kun breakfast. I always bring the bottles of kaya to Sydney for my loved ones.
Small coffeeshop at moh guan terrace. you should try that soon.
I love dipping my toasted bread into the runny egg mixture! breakfast is LOVE (:
I loooovveeeeee half boiled eggs!
About kaya toast, i like it too but i found one with green color cos it get pandan flava and it’s awesome!!!!!!
The standard of CMC’s Kaya Toast has dropped drastically. I would love to try Tong Ah’s Crispy Kaya Toast! =))
Butter is great. Margarine is also fat, so between tasty and sucky fats, i’ll take the tasty one anytime.
I like yakun too and my favourite has to be the one at Parkway, eggs done nice and great tea and coffee served. =)