Ya Kun Kaya Toast Coffee Stall Reviews
Traditional Singapore breakfast Sep 18, 2009
Kaya Toast, 2 half boiled eggs, a hot cup of milo, this is the traditional Singapore breakfast well known to all Singaporean.
Kaya is a breadspread made from coconut milk, eggs and sugar, usually on bread will spread together with butter or margarine.
Some people like it to go with black coffee, or tea, some just go for milo.
Milo is a kind chocolate drink popular in SE Asia.
In Malaysia, some percentage of people have their breakfast that way too, this is more common in Singapore.
You can easily find this breakfast in coffeeshop, coffee stalls in hawker food centre or in food court nowadays.
The history all began way back in 1944, Mr Loh Ah Koon from Hainan, China came to settle in Singapore and set up a coffee stall in Telok Ayer Basin. After 15 years at Telok Ayer Basin, the stall moved to Telok Ayer Market (now Lau Pa Sat). It was renamed Ya Kun which is the Hanyu pinyin equivalent to Ah Koon. The stall remained there until 1984, when restoration works of the Telok Ayer Market began. The stall then moved to the now-defunct Telok Ayer Transit Food Market. In 1998, the coffee stall was passed down to his children and it moved to a new location at Far East Square.
Now the Ya Kun Kaya Toast Coffee Stall has expanded the chain of coffee stalls islandwide and regionally. Ya Kun has 24 stalls in Singapore, with franchises in Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
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