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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
KUN KAYA TOAST
34, Alley 18, Lane 478, RuiGuang Road
Hours: 8 am-7 pm; 8 am-5 pm (Saturdays),
Credit cards are not accepted, no service charge.
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--By Dionysus, translated by Cara Steenstra
There is a kind of traditional breakfast
in Singapore with toast, coffee and egg, but doesn't
taste like you'd expect. Kaya Toast is a piece of toast
with a layer of specially made Kaya paste and butter.
This recipe has remained the same since 1944. The paste
is made from slow-cooking a combination of coconut paste,
eggs, sugar and vanilla for several hours. It does not
contain any food coloring or preservatives and is imported
directly from Ya Kun in Singapore. Ya Kun Kaya Toast
is very well known and many visitors to Singapore make
a special trip just to try their breakfast. Finally,
the fragrance of Kaya Toast has arrived in Taiwan. Situated
in an alley in NeiHu's Science Park, Ya Kun Kaya Toast
has a spacious seating area. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon
tea are available at very reasonable prices. There are
five different kinds of toast set menus, all for only
NT$70, with flavors like Kaya, French and Cheese. The
set menu comes with a soft boiled egg and a cup of tea
or coffee, and is only NT$50 before 10 a.m. There is
also an "ice cream toast" featuring a crispy
outer layer with cold sweet ice cream wrapped within
- quite the taste sensation. There are also different
kinds of traditional drinks here that bring an air of
retro atmosphere to the cafe.