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Soft Cooked Eggs With Kaya Jam and Toast: Singapore's Signature Breakfast is Right Up My Alley

One of my favorite snacks has always been a soft-cooked egg which I break into a bowl, drizzle with soy sauce and pepper, stir up, and slurp down. I always thought I was a little weird for loving it so much. But then I found vindication in one of Singapore's staple breakfasts: kaya toast served with soft boiled eggs and strong coffee sweetened with sugar and evaporated milk (the soy sauce and pepper are added at your own discretion). More

Singapore-Style Soft Cooked Eggs With Kaya Jam and Toast

For years, one of my favorite late night snacks has been a soft-cooked egg which I break into a bowl, drizzle with soy sauce and pepper, stir up, and slurp down as silently as possible in the dim light of the kitchen, trying not to wake my wife. I always thought I was a little weird in loving it so much. But then I found vindication in one of Singapore's staple breakfasts: kaya toast served with soft boiled eggs and strong coffee sweetened with sugar and evaporated milk (the soy sauce and pepper are added at your own discretion). More

Singapore Stories: All-You-Can-Eat Steamboat Buffet (Chinese Hot Pot)

Eating family style is big in Singapore, and one of the most popular ways to do it is with a style of eating that's over a thousand years old: a good ol' Chinese steamboat dinner. Steamboat, also known as Chinese hot pot, refers to cooking fresh, raw ingredients yourself in a constantly simmering soup base. Hot soup is not exactly what you'd expect to crave here in hot Singapore, but you just do it. It helps to have a cold beer nearby. More

Kaya Jam

This quick version of the popular caramelized coconut-pandan curd is spread over toast with lots of butter. Serve with soft boiled eggs and a coffee for a real Singaporean kopitiam breakfast. More

How to Be a Vegetarian in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Southeast Asian food is not known for being vegetarian-friendly. Many dishes contain shrimp paste, fish sauce, or they're just fried in lard. So, eating vegetarian in Southeast Asia will require some advance work. This guide should serve as a resource for any vegetarians, or just vegenthusiasts, planning to travel through Singapore and Kuala Lumpore. More

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