ya kun. recommended in singapore, tried in manila

In eating in manila on December 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm

before we even went to singapore, camille knew about kaya toast from a friend who had studied there. hotel staff were recommending ya kun, but we didn’t get to try it in singapore having had breakfast at a less popular place. but we were so taken by the kaya toast experience, camille googled and found that ya kun actually had manila branches! so off we went

the first component of the basic breakfast set is kaya toast – which is toasted bread with kaya (coconut jam)

the bread slices aren’t thick. think one slice of our regular loaf sliced in half through the middle. ya kun puts butter and then kaya. personally i don’t care much for the butter.

the next important component is egg. soft boiled egg to be precise

on the eggs goes some soy sauce. the thick-ish singaporean soy sauce used for hainanese chicken. and a little pepper

then the whole thing gets all glooped up because this is the mixture into which the kaya toast is dunked

and this whole thing is really really good. washed down with either coffee or tea. being allergic to coffee, i go for milk tea

ya kun in manila has a full set for P150. this includes 2 pieces of toast, 2 eggs, and a cup of coffee or tea. not really cheap as this goes for something like half the price in singapore. but since this is one of very very few places to get kaya toast, it’s worth the money. and if you haven’t had this breakfast yet, it’s something to be experienced.

  1. i love kaya toasts! 🙂 havent tried them with eggs though. haha.

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