Learn how to make the best traditional Singapore kaya toast smeared with rich and creamy homemade kaya jam and cold slices of butter. It’s impossible not to like this!
KAYA TOAST WITH HOMEMADE KAYA JAM IS THE BEST THING EVER
My dad is a coffee drinker, so he always had his doses (yeah…several throughout the days) of caffeine at an old school coffee shop (Kopitiam) and he would order me some milk tea and a breakfast of my choice when I went with him. The food was super awesome! That’s like the highlight of my every visit. Seriously. I just believe I was born to love food. Like really love food! One of my favorite breakfast food from that kopi tiam was kaya toast.
I’m sure you know what toast is and I’m sorry if you are a bit lost with what the heck kaya is. Last week I posted about this creamy 10-minute easy authentic kaya jam recipe that I literally just couldn’t stop spreading on any toasts or buns I could get myself hands on. I learned about kaya toast with cold butter when I lived in Singapore for 3 years. Places like Ya Kun, Kopitiam, Toast Box, or similar coffee shops serve this type of kaya toast. So, The toast is built on kaya jam and cold butter. You read it right BUTTER! and I will not argue that butter…butter just makes everything tastes good. Even my kids know that fact!
KAYA TOAST INGREDIENTS
My suggestion is to use white soft bread with the crust trimmed off (save it to make bread crumbs or croutons). But you can certainly use any bread you like such as whole wheat for example
Use salted butter for kaya toast. The saltiness pairs so well with the creamy sweet kaya jam (coconut jam)
3. KAYA JAM
You can certainly use store-bought one. I’ve yet to found one I like and so I made my own 10-minute kaya jam, which is truly the bomb and so easy without hours of stirring. It will change your life. Just saying!
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST SINGAPORE KAYA TOAST
1. Get two slices of breads
2. Cut the crust off the bread
3. Toast the slices of bread in your toaster and toast until they are golden brown, slightly darker if I may put it that way
4. Spread the kaya generously on both sides of the toast
5. Cut thin slices of cold butter and arrange it on top of the toast, about 4 slices
6. Top with another piece of toast
7. Cut them into four equal sizes or you can cut it diagonally into half. The cold butter will gradually melt when it comes into contact with the heat from the toast
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SINGAPORE KAYA TOAST
Kaya toast is usually served Kopitiam half-boiled eggs doused in a bit of soy sauce and ground white peppercorns (it must be white pepper for me) and milk tea. All of these just seriously remind me of childhood. My mom made this half-boiled eggs for me for breakfast every morning.
The cold butter that slowly melts as you eat the toast paired with sweet creamy aromatic kaya jam is like a “foodgasm” (my husband’s comment!). I like to use the crusty toast and dip it into the yolks and put it into my mouth! (heaven on earth!)
If only I can have kaya toast with half-boiled eggs every morning! I would never get tired of it for real!
Definitely give this Easy Authentic 10-minute Kaya Jam a peek! You will not regret it. I promise!
How To Make The Best Singapore Kaya Toast
- 4 slices White bread or bread of your choice
- Cold salted butter see notes
- Easy Authentic 10-minute Kaya Jam
Prepare the bread:
- Get two slices of bread. Cut the crust off the bread
Toast the bread:
- Toast the slices of bread in your toaster and toast until they are golden brown, slightly darker if I may put it that way
Dress the toast:
- Spread the kaya generously on both sides of the toast. Cut thin slices of cold butter and arrange it on top of the toast, about 4 slices
- Top with another piece of toast. Repeat with another 2 slices of bread and toast them
- Cut them into four equal sizes or you can cut it diagonally into half. The cold butter will gradually melt when it comes into contact with the heat from the toast! THE BEST !!!!
- Serve this for breakfast with Singapore coffee shop half-boiled eggs
DID YOU MAKE THIS SINGAPORE KAYA TOAST RECIPE?
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I love Kaya. There are different types. I much prefer Hainanese Kaya with Honey, those serve at Toast Box.
My fiance and I are planning to open a store serving just Kaya and Toast.
Me too. I have never tried Hainanese Kaya with honey, sounds good though. I love toast box 🙂 Good luck on the plan to open a store. I’d love to try it out when I’m in Singapore (if that’s where you both plan to open the store) 🙂
Hi, i stumbled upon your blog when looking for indonesian chinese recipe. I love your blog & the recipes! 🙂
This roti brings back memories.. It so simple, only toasts, kaya & butter but it tastes divine! It’s called Roti kahwin in Malaysia. How I miss this! Now If you excuse me I will need to go & find out how to make some kaya 😀
Hi Angie, Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you “stubmled upon” my blog 🙂 I love simple kaya and butter toast. I’ve made kaya before using this recipe: http://whattocooktoday.com/coconut-and-eggs-jam-srikaya-jam.html