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Yakun Kaya Toast in Bugis, Singapore

One of Singapore’s iconic dishes, “Kaya Toast,” stands out for its affordable price and delightful taste. If you’re traveling in Singapore, this is a must-try dish that truly captures the essence of the city.

Kaya Toast is essentially toast served with “Kaya jam.” Kaya jam is made by mixing coconut, eggs, palm sugar, pandan, and egg. While it involves various ingredients, the predominant flavor is sweetness. However, it’s not overly sweet, possibly because, unlike typical jams, it uses palm sugar instead of regular sugar, enhancing its richness.

Yakun Kaya Toast – Serving Toast with Kaya Jam

In Singapore, Kaya jam is commonly used to make toast in a Western style. This fusion of Eastern and Western elements makes Kaya Toast a unique and readily available snack across Singapore. Many locals enjoy it as a quick and affordable breakfast, pairing toast with coffee.

One famous place known for making toast with Kaya jam is the franchise cafe named “Yakun Kaya Toast.” While it’s a franchise with several locations in Singapore, they are not overly abundant, so you may deliberately seek them out.

On the third day of my Singapore trip, I visited “Yakun Kaya Toast” in Bugis. Though I initially intended to try this dish as soon as I arrived in Singapore, the timing never seemed right. However, during my visit to Bugis, I coincidentally stumbled upon the Yakun Kaya Toast store and decided to give it a try.

“Yakun Kaya Toast – Offering Various Set Menus”

Yakun Kaya Toast offers a variety of set menus, most of which include “coffee,” “toast,” and “soft-boiled eggs (half-boiled eggs).” While the prices slightly differ for each set, being a first-time visitor, I opted for the basic set menu.

Interestingly, the set menu at Yakun Kaya Toast includes soft-boiled eggs. However, the coffee, eggs, and toast are not served simultaneously. Initially, the eggs and coffee arrive, followed by the toast.

Assuming the eggs were an appetizer, I ate them first before trying the toast. Later, I discovered that it’s a common practice to mix the eggs with a sauce similar to soy sauce, then dip the toast in the eggs. This is a popular way to enjoy Kaya Toast in Singapore.

“Affordable Set Menu at Yakun Kaya Toast”

Yakun Kaya Toast, commonly found in Singapore, offers set menus where coffee, soft-boiled eggs, and sandwiches come together, all for a mere “4.8 Singapore dollars.” Converted to Korean won, it’s less than 4,000 won, making it significantly more affordable compared to cafes in Korea.

Despite its affordability, Kaya Toast, a snack that reflects Singapore’s uniqueness, is a dish worth trying when visiting Singapore. Thanks to this quick coffee and toast break, I recharged and continued my exploration of Singapore.

Yakun Kaya Toast in Bugis, Singapore

  • Address: 200 Victoria St, B1-11, Singapore 188024
  • Phone: +65 6238 8904
  • Operating Hours: 7:30 – 22:00
  • Website: http://www.yakun.com