Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Old Time Breakfast: Kaya Toast & Coffee

Restaurant Name: Ya-Kun Kaya Toast

Almost every travel guide book recommend to go to Ya-Kun for a traditional old time Singaporean breakfast. This shop started in 1944, have been accompanied Singaporean for over 60 years. Now already have several branches in Singapore, Taiwan & Korea. However, they insist of making every toast & coffee in traditional style as 60 years ago. eg. use hand to toast every bread on top of charcoal. What is Kaya? Kaya is a sweet bread spread made with coconut milk, sugar, egg york, and pandan leaves. It's a little bit like jam, but a South East Asian style with a very special & unforgettable aroma. Among all branches in Singapore, I especially like the one in Far East Square. The spaces & quiet, feels like in a Paris's cafe.

Crunchy Kaya Toast, I just couldn't help ordering a few more after the first bite. SGD0.85 each.

Half boiled egg. Locals love to eat it with peppers & soya sauce, dip it with kaya-toast. Sounds wired but indeed pretty yummy!

The coffee here is strong while smooth, mix with condensed sweet milk instead of sugar. SGD1.oo each.

Coffee are filtered in traditional cotton cloth bags to enrich the smoothness.

Every bread is toasted by hand over charcoal fire.

Packacged kaya jam can be bought home, but I think can only stroed for 1-2 weeks in fridge, not too long. SGD4.00 each.

Phone: +65 64383638
Address: 18 China Street, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore 049560.
How to get there: 5-10 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT

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