19 June 2007

Food: Kaya

Along with their excellent kopi, Singaporeans (and other southeast Asians) enjoy kaya toast. Kaya is coconut jam, made with coconut, eggs, pandan leaf, and sugar. It is a rich, sweet spread used mainly on buttered or French toast. The jam is either golden or green in color, depending on the amount of pandan and carmelization of the sugar. It is often eaten for breakfast, but you will see people eating kaya toast at all times during the day in certain coffeeshops. If you ever have a chance to try kaya, by all means do!

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