Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Breakfast: Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Singapore

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.
Wake up, stretch and eat is my motto.
Since moving to Singapore, I have spent my weekends exploring all the funky and retro brunch cafes around the city that are serving up thick New York-style pancakes, French toast and fry ups.
Nothing compares though to Singapore and Malaysia's famous Kaya Toast.
In fact, we wake up half an hour early every Thursday (not sure why Thursday?) and head to Far East Square before work for a set of this deliciously sweet breakfast.
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From the outside this breakfast doesn't look too appetizing but delve in to this sweet treat and you will be instantly hooked.
It can't be that bad if the Fashion News Editor of Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Yi Lian Ng, is also raving about it on her blog post for Mulberry.
For the full kaya experience you have to order a set which consists of two soft-boiled eggs with a drop of dark soya sauce and a plate of homemade kaya toast.
You've been warned the kaya toast is addictive!
Kaya is a thick, sweet coconut jam which is made with fragrant pandan leaves, eggs and coconut. 
A LOT of effort goes in to making homemade kaya, with hours of stirring involved.
In Singapore, kaya is served on toasted bread with a thick layer of butter and then dipped into the eggs.
Sounds a little peculiar...but don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
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Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a family run business in Singapore that was set up in 1926.
Moved from it's famous stall in Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre, it is now located between Chinatown and the CBD in Far East Square with franchises throughout Southeast Asia, Dubai and India.
It is normally busy from 7.30am during the week, serving people from all walks of life before they start their day.
A set costs only 4 Singapore dollars (around £2) each - making it a definite attraction for all foodie travellers to the city.

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See you there next Thursday?
Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Far East Square, 18 China Street, #01-01, Singapore 049560 

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