All posts tagged: kaya toast

Malaysian Kaya (Coconut Jam) Recipe.

My beverage preference has evolved from Milo to milk tea, lime juice, and as of recent years Cham (mixture of coffee and tea mixed). One thing that hasn’t changed is the favouring towards soft boiled eggs and toast with Kaya, I remember ploughing through stack loads of it as kid whenever I was back in Malaysia during the summer break. It was and still is luxury that would remind me of the place I once called home. I’m glad Kaya and I are now inseparable by distance. If you’re craving a rich caramelised coconut jam hit, here’s a recipe to curb. Ingredients 4 egg yolks *preferably free range 270ml canned coconut milk 45g palm sugar/3 Tablespoons 45g raw sugar/3 Tablespoons 2 drops Pandan paste essence Method In medium pot, over medium-low heat, add half the coconut milk, palm sugar, raw sugar, pandan essence, and coconut milk to boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low once boiling begins. Whisk egg yolks into the remaining uncooked coconut milk and slowly combine the mixture into the pot. Cook …

Toh Soon Cafe

The constant mutter of Toh Soon by friends intrigued me. Never have I made a deliberate attempt to visit a food establishment just to try out toast. Lucky for me I manage rope a human into my little escapade. As we walked down the wee alley I knew it could not go wrong. With the smell of coffee wafting in the air, the eatery was bursting full of life The set up was simple, no frills, just a bunch of plastic chairs,tables,and the permanent kitchen fixtures ; shelves, kitchen bench, one oil drum rigged into charcoal stove just enough to boil water at the same time doubles up as a toaster. Take note; the eatery/kopi-tiam (literally translated as coffee shop) is rather small, you’ll need to be patient, there’s always a wee bit of a wait. I don’t mind it, it gives me a bit of an excuse to just stand around and get mesmerised watching how the place operates. I’m not entirely sure of the Toh Soon history, it’s always been busy, I never …