Kaya Toast

Kaya toast is a popular snack amongst Singaporeans and Malaysians. It consists of kaya, a spread of eggs, sugar and coconut milk and flavored with pandan on toasted or fresh bread or cream crackers. Butter or margarine may be spread as well.

This delicacy is credited to the Hainanese. Many Hainanese worked on British ships as kitchen hands. When they settled in the British colonies now constituting Singapore and Malaysia, they started selling the foods which they prepared for the British, including coffee, toast, and French toast, to the local populations. They replaced the Western jams and preserves favoured by the British with native coconut jams.

Singaporeans and Malaysians like to consume this food with a cup of tea or coffee, which has merited the snack's inclusion in many coffee houses. The Singaporean companies Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Killiney Kopitiam are franchises which have proliferated by this popular snack.

Malaysian cuisine by ethnicity
Malay
  • Acar
  • Air bandung
  • Asam pedas
  • Belacan
  • Budu
  • Bubur kacang hijau
  • Ikan Bakar
  • Keropok lekor
  • Ketupat
  • Kuih
    • Jemput-jemput
    • Kuih kochi
    • Pisang goreng
  • Lontong
  • Mee Bandung Muar
  • Nasi dagang
  • Nasi goreng pattaya
  • Nasi lemak
  • Nasi ulam
  • Pineapple tart
  • Pulot tartal
  • Ramly Burger
  • Rojak Klang
  • Roti john
  • Sambal
  • Sata
  • Satay celup
  • Sup Kambing
  • Ulam
Chinese
  • Bakkwa
  • Bak kut teh
  • Banmian
  • Bean sprouts chicken
  • Pao
  • Char kway teow
  • Char siu
  • Chai tow kway
  • Chee cheong fun
  • Claypot chicken rice
  • Curry Mee
  • Duck soup noodles
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • Heong peng
  • Hokkien mee
  • Ipoh white coffee
  • Kaya toast
  • Lor mee
  • Mee pok
  • Mee siam
  • Oyster omelette
  • Pan mee
  • Popiah
  • Tong sui
  • Wonton mee
  • Yong tau foo
  • Yusheng
Indian
  • Banana leaf rice
  • Biryani
  • Chapati
  • Fish head curry
  • Idli
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  • Murtabak
  • Nasi kandar
  • Pasembur
  • Puri
  • Putu mayam
  • Roti canai
  • Roti tissue
  • Thosai
Nyonya
  • Asam laksa
  • Cincalok
  • Laksa lemak
  • Kuih
  • Otak-otak
Other
  • ABC
  • Ambuyat
  • American fried rice
  • Cendol
  • Coconut jam
  • Lemang
  • Mee goreng
  • Mee rebus
  • Nasi goreng
  • Nasi goreng paprik
  • Rojak
  • Satay
  • Soto
  • Teh halia
  • Teh tarik
See also: List of Malaysian dishes


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