Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Singapore

Kaya toast is a popular breakfast or snack  amongst Singaporeans and Malaysian.  It consists of kaya, a spread of eggs, sugar and coconut milk and flavored with pandan on toasted or fresh bread or cream crackers. Butter or margarine may be spread as well. Singaporean loves to start their day eating kaya, in fact it is almost impossible to find a coffeeshop that doesn’t serve kaya.

I first tried Kaya toast in a Singaporean restaurant in Megamall and at first bite I fell in love with it. So when we visited Singapore last May I aim to have a bite of the authentic Kaya Toast.

It was a good thing that our hotel is near Ya Kun Kaya Toast. One of the best places to get your kaya fix in Singapore .

The typical way to order Kaya Toast is to get a set with Singaporean coffee and eggs.  Singaporean coffee reminds me of what I think is a Vietnamese style, or rather originally French coffee.  Using a tall metal pot and a high pour to add air into the coffee itself is wonderful technique that is employed in Singapore.  They also use condensed milk and hot water to keep the coffee from being too strong.

According to most Singapore locals, Kaya Toast is best eaten with wet and runny eggs with black sauce. Thanks to the waiter (or uncle..they call older men as uncle and older women as auntie), he instructed us how to eat kaya toast, we were  able to enjoy Kaya Toast much like how the locals do.

Uncle said, a bowl of  half-cooked eggs, needs drizzle pepper and put some dark soy sauce on it.  Swirl the thing around until the mixture becomes brown and gooey.

Take a kaya toast and dip it in the egg mixture. That’s when you take a bite of sweet and crunchy heaven.

Grab your cup of  kopi (coffee) or teh (tea) and take a sip. You will find that it is the perfect accompaniment to the kaya toast dipped in egg mixture.

By the way, when ordering kopi or teh in Singapore one must specify how you want it to be served to you,  So here are just some being offered in Ya Kun Kaya Toast:

Kopi, coffee with condense milk
Kopi-C, coffee with evaporated milk
Kopi-O, coffee with sugar only (Coffee Black)

Teh, tea with milk and sugar
Teh-C, tea with evaporated milk
Teh-O, tea with sugar only

That’s it. It is an enjoyable experience. If I were living in Singapore, I’d have this every single morning. True story! 

By the way, there are several branches of Ya Kun Kaya Toast here in Manila (MOA, Robinson’s Place, NAIA, Ortigas)  that I have to visit too 🙂

you might want to check my Singapore Blog series:

Clarke Quay, Singapore
Singapore Zoo and raincoats
Chinatown in Singapore
Bugis Street and some side trips
Singapore Icons – Merlion, Esplanade and MBS
Universal Studio Part 2
Universal Studio Part 1
Imbiah Lookout and Merlion
Sentosa Express and Palawan Beach
A bit of Orchard Road
Singapore…I am beginning to love this place

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19 thoughts on “Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Singapore

  1. saraaapp! I haven’t try kaya toast matry nga sa Kopiroti..hehe!

  2. Mukhang masarap ang kaya toast. Kaya lang wala kami niyan dito sa bundok, hanggang toasted bread lang kami na minsan ay sunog pa hahaha!

  3. Any other type of bread is not good enough for that kaya dip?

  4. wla man ako plan to go to SG, pero dahil sinabi mong may mga branches naman yan dito sa manila cguro try ko din yan soon

  5. Rachel

    Hi Ate Jen, still remember me Rachel =D I’m not active anymore in blogging due to work and family reason ahehe. I’ll be there in SG by Sept 9. Glad I read your SG post! Godbless

    • jeanny

      oo naman Rachel I remember you. Punta ka sg, let me know if you need info about sg ha 🙂

  6. you had me at kopi! 😀 bakit ba hindi ko nasubukan ito or natanong noong nagpunta kami ng SG? sige, good thing there are Singaporean restos dito. i hope their kaya is authentic. thanks din sa tip (from uncle) how to do it properly! 🙂

  7. don’t know about kaya toast before I went to SG but even if I do, I guess I won’t try it, I don’t like soft-boiled egg eh. 😉 thanks for dropping by my site… 🙂

  8. Mas masarap ba yung kaya toast nila dyan kesa yung dito satin? Natikman ko na rin yung dito. Pero syempre minsan iba lasa diba?

    • tama parang iba lasa, I just don’t know yung yakunkaya branch dito sa atin…

      I remeber yung kaya toast sa kopiroti parang parehas ng natikman ko sa sg yun nga lang walang soft boiled egg.

  9. would love to taste that kaya toast someday.

  10. i remember eating kaya toast in one of the “cheaper” stores in KL. and it tasted soooo good! we bought the spread and brought some home, pero parang iba na. iba talaga pag doon ano?

  11. natawa ako when i read you wrote about “uncle” and “aunty” –tumpak! ang manong at manang nila dito at sa sg ay uncle at aunty 🙂 …pero iyong term na kopi-C sa sg lang ata, kasi dito kopi, kopi-O lang narirnig at inoorder namin.

    happy long weekend aunty jeanny *biro lang, smile na!* 🙂

  12. Nakatikim ako ng kaya toast sa kopi roti yummy. and duon ko natutunan yung coffee with condensed milk. sarap nga 🙂 May isa pang store yung Toast Box sa may greenbelt na nagsell din ng kaya toast even yung spread. hindi ko pa lang na try cya.

  13. grei

    Nxt tym mami I will join you in another kopi experience. till the day we’ll meet again.

  14. grei

    Nxt tym mami I will join you in another kopi experience

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