Kaya toast is a breakfast staple in Singapore, universally beloved by all for its simple combination of bread and spread. We’ve got a plethora of local food in the city, from prata to nasi lemak to laksa. But kaya toast, combined with half-boiled eggs and kopi (coffee), is classic. Even beyond morning meals, you can have it as a snack in the middle of the day.
The kaya toast recipe is pretty simple: It consists of bread slices toasted until they melt in your mouth, slathered with coconut egg jam flavoured with a tinge of pandan. Add in a slab of butter, and you’re good to go.
Types of Kaya Toast
Kaya toast can come in all shapes and sizes, from the classic to the creative. If you want to try something different, you can opt for different types of bread, such as croissants and bagels, or even sweet, fluffy French toast. You can also try different spreads, such as peanut butter and jams, or even chocolate or Nutella. For a savoury twist, you can add cheese or egg to your kaya toast. Here’s some of the most common types of Kaya Toast you’d find locally:
Single-slice Kaya Toast
Do you like your toast slim and crunchy? The Single-Slice Kaya Toast has a layer of butter and a hint of kaya between 2 paper-thin slices of toast. You’d commonly find this in most kopitams and drinks store.
Source: Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Kaya Butter Toast Bun
These Kaya Butter Toast Bun is a breakfast must-have. Enjoy it with soft-boiled eggs and a cup of coffee for a delicious start to the day. The buns are made up of thick, soft, moist slices of white bread. It's layered with a layer of rich sticky Gula Melaka Pandan Kaya Jam Paste and a slab of creamy butter, leaving you wanting for more.
Source: The Hainan Story
French Toast With Kaya (or Syrup)
For something a little more indulgent, try making French toast with kaya. This sumptuous breakfast dish combines the classic French toast recipe with a delicious spread of kaya and syrup. It’s really simple to make—by taking thick slices of bread and dipping it into a mixture of egg and milk. Once cooked, you may serve it with a generous helping of kaya and syrup for maximum enjoyment!
Kaya and Butter Cracker Toast
For a fun twist on the traditional kaya toast, try kaya and butter toast served in a pair of crackers. This snack is moreish and crunchy, and perfect for your mid-day cravings. Start by spreading kaya and butter between two crackers, then toast it in the oven until it's golden and crisp. Enjoy it with an ice-cold beverage for the perfect snack!
Kaya Butter Steamed Bun
For something even more unique, try Kaya Butter Steamed Bun! This delicious snack is a modern twist on the classic kaya toast, made with soft and fluffy steamed bun filled with a generous helping of kaya and butter. Best enjoyed warm, this Kaya Butter Steamed Bun is sure to satisfy your cravings
Between the traditional toasts and the more creative takes on the classic, you’re sure to find something that fits your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for the classic kaya toast combo or something more creative, there’s definitely something that will suit everyone.