Kaya toast

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Kaya toast
Kaya Toast with Coffee.jpg
Kaya toast with coffee
CourseStaple food
Place of originMaritime Southeast Asia
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Associated national cuisineMalaysia, Singapore
Created byMalays
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientskaya (coconut jam)
A Ya Kun Kaya Toast restaurant

Kaya toast is a well-known snack in Malaysia and Singapore[1] Kaya toast is prepared with kaya (coconut jam),[2] a topping of sugar, coconut milk and eggs, pandan, and sometimes margarine or butter. Kaya is generally served on toast, and also sometimes on crackers.[3] It is considered a breakfast staple, and remains popular in Singapore.[4] The dish is sometimes dipped into soft-boiled egg with a little dark soy sauce and white pepper.[5][6]

Kaya toast was invented by Hainan immigrants to the Malay peninsula.[7] Malaysians and Singaporeans often consume this food with a cup of tea or coffee, which has merited the snack's inclusion in many coffee houses.[4][5] The Singaporean companies Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Killiney Kopitiam are franchises which have proliferated serving this popular snack.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lynch. Rene (July 22, 2009). "Sending out an SOS for the Kaya Toast at Susan Feniger's Street". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 December 2013.


  1. ^ "Kaya toast". The Hindu. March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ Sistar's Dasom and 4Minute's Hyuna like Singapore's kaya toast | Singapore Showbiz - Yahoo Entertainment Singapore
  3. ^ "Kaya toast". The Hindu. March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Where to find the best kaya toast in Singapore". CNN. September 20, 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Kaya Toast". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Kaya Toast". VisitSingapore.com. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ Smss2e2 (2012-07-12). "Food History of Singapore: Kaya Toast". Food History of Singapore. Retrieved 2019-12-04.

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