Traditional Singaporean breakfast of Kaya Toast, half-boiled egg and Kopi
This is possibly the tastiest thing I’ve eaten in Singapore. Which is likely why it’s the national breakfast of Singapore.
There are subtle variations on the type of bread used. Some toast is simply bread slices. Here, it’s a freshly toasted mini bread loaf.
Kaya is a spread made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk and sometimes flavored with pandan. It’s sweet, but hideously good!
As you can see mine came with an additional knob of butter sandwiched in the middle of the loaf. Weight watchers go home. This is not for you today.
Soft boiled eggs done the Singaporean way
Next up you are presented with a bowl containing two eggs, and an empty saucer with a high rim. You must now crack the half-boiled egg shells and place the contents in the saucer.
Your choice is to now mix in either light soy sauce, or dark. Plus, whatever else takes your fancy on the table. This done, you must now mix all the ingredients together yourself.
Once mixed, the choice is to eat the egg with a spoon. Dip the bread into it. Or, do as the locals and slurp the egg mixture down in several gulps via the saucer.
Kopi in Singapore is good!
Kopi, as you might have guessed is Coffee. And, in Singapore it’s very good. Strong, freshly brewed, and imported. A hawker’s coffee is only S$1 but a traditional Singaporean coffee-house coffee is well worth a dollar or two more.
That said, food in Singapore is on pare with Malaysia in terns of cost. My regular meals at sit down hawker stalls were always about S$2.50. And, that’s for a seriously good quantity of fine tasting food.
What does Kaya Toast and soft-boiled eggs taste like?
Exceptionally good! The soy sauce infused eggs counteract the sweetness of the Kaya jam perfectly. The toast is so soft and crunchy it’s melt in your mouth goodness. Mix these two things together and you have a fantastic breakfast, or day time snack.
When washed down with a Singaporean coffee you can sit back and enjoy the world rush by outside. Better yet, you can alway order the same again!
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