Street Food - Traditional Singapore Breakfast

July 27, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Traditional Singapore Breakfast

Also Known As:
Traditional Singapore Breakfast, Typical Singapore Breakfast, Toast, Eggs, Drink,
Toast Butter Sugar, Butter Sugar Toast, Sugar Toast, Toast Sugar, Toast Kaya Butter, Kaya Butter Toast, Kaya Toast, Toast Kaya, Toast Butter, Butter Toast,
Toast French, French Toast, Toast Cheese, Cheest Toast, Toast Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Toast,
Soft Boiled Eggs, Half Boiled Eggs,
Coffee, Tea, Kopi, Teh, Milo, Horlicks, Barley



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $1 - $6



Description:
The Traditional Singapore Breakfast refers to a 'set meal', consisting of Toast, Eggs and a Drink. This Traditional Singapore Breakfast is often credited as originating from the Hainanese, and is unique to Singapore.


The first component of the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is Toast. This is often thinly sliced plain white bread / brown bread, that is then grilled or toasted till crisp, but not burnt, with a fragrant aroma. The Toast is then spread with a variety of toppings, most of which usually include a thin slab of butter (Toast Butter / Butter Toast).

The most popular pairing of toppings is kaya and butter (Toast Kaya Butter / Kaya Butter Toast / Kaya Toast / Toast Kaya). Kaya is a type of pandan coconut egg jam, made with coconut milk, duck eggs / chicken eggs, sugar, and flavoured with screwpine leaves (Pandan). This makes kaya smooth, sweet and creamy, with a fragrant pandan aroma. Kaya is normally golden brown or green in colour.

Another popular pairing of toppings is sugar and butter (Toast Butter Sugar / Butter Sugar Toast / Sugar Toast / Toast Sugar). The type of sugar used is typically coarse white sugar, or coarse brown sugar, with visible sugar crystals.

Less common are the western influenced Toast, such as Toast Peanut Butter / Peanut Butter Toast, which consists of butter and chunky peanut butter. Or Toast French / French Toast, which consists of bread dipped in beaten eggs. The most uncommon version is Toast Cheese / Cheest Toast, which uses a slice of American cheese / processed cheese. Also, marmalade of any kind is never used as a spread.

The second component of the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is Eggs. Normally, only 2 eggs are used; no more, and no less. The eggs are submerged in boiling water for between 3 to 5 minutes, till the egg white is completely opaque, but still runny, and the yolk hasn't hardened. These Soft Boiled Eggs / Half Boiled Eggs are consumed with a dash of dark soy sauce and pepper. Traditionally, the eggs are cracked into a saucer, and slurped from the edge of the saucer.

The third and final component of the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is a Drink. Normally, this means either a hot or cold version of the Singaporean style Coffee (Kopi) or Tea (Teh). There are several variations on each, which denote the amount of condensed milk, evaporated milk and sugar used. Other drinks include Milo, Horlicks or Barley. Soft drinks are never consumed together with the Traditional Singapore Breakfast.

Beyond the food, the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is also a cultural institution of Singapore. It is a considered a time when people can get together and discuss issues, whether it be personal, business, religious, political, social or more. Furthermore, the setting and ambience in which the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is consumed is also important, it has to look and feel like an authentic heartlands coffee shop.

Besides being consumed in the morning, the Traditional Singapore Breakfast is also enjoyed as a light snack throughout the day.


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The Traditional Singapore Breakfast can be found at most, if not all, Singapore coffee shops and food courts. It is more uncommon in hawker centres. Some of the famous Traditional Singapore Breakfast stalls have branched out into franchises.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Traditional Singapore Breakfast in Singapore.


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Ya Kun
@ 18 China Street (Original Stall)
#01-01 Far East Square
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6.30pm Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 5pm Sat & Sun, Closed Public Holiday

@ 39 Robinson Road
#01-01A Robinson Point
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 7.30pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 1pm Sat, Closed Sun & Public Holiday

@ 1 Woodlands Square
#B1-23 Causeway Point
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#01-15 HDB Hub
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 9 Bishan Place
#B1-26 Junction 8
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 930 Yishun Avenue 2
#01-02 Northpoint
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 30 Sembawang Drive
#02-36 Sun Plaza
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 23 Serangoon Central
#B2-46 NEX
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 1 Sengkang Square
#01-55 Compass Point
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ 5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#B1-35 Changi City Point
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 20 Jalan Afifi
#01-01 Certis Cisco Security Centre 1
Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 80 Marine Parade Road
#01-K14 Parkway Parade
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ Airport Boulevard
#B2-LF3 Changi Airport Terminal 3
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3
#B1-20 White Sands
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 1 Maritime Square
#03-59 Harbourfront Centre
Opening Hours: 8am - 8pm Daily

@ 1 Harbourfront Walk
#B2-26 VivoCity
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ 370 Alexandra Road
#B1-52 Anchorpoint
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 8.45pm Daily

@ 302 Tiong Bahru Road
#01-48A Tiong Bahru Plaza
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 2 Telok Blangah Way
#01-06 SAFRA Mount Faber
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 1 Fusionopolis Way
#01-12 Fusionopolis Connexis
Opening Hours: 7am - 9pm Mon - Sat, 9am - 9pm Sun, Closed Public Holiday

@ 2 Jurong East Street 21
#01-50 IMM Jurong
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ 1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-02 The Star Vista
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ 3 Lorong Liput
#01-03 Holland Village Shopping Mall
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 1 Jurong West Central 2
#02-K1 Jurong Point
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
#B1-23 The Clementi Mall
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
#B1-K4 Lot One
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road
#01-04 NUS Yusof Ishak House 31
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 8.30pm Closed Sun

@ 500 Dover Road
#16 Singapore Polytechnic Food Court 2
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 5.30pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 50 Market Street
#01-21 Golden Shoe
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 100 Tras Street
#02-26 100AM
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 2 Handy Road
#B1-23 The Cathay
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ 230 Victoria Street
#B1-11 Bugis Junction
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#01-31 The Central
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 14 Scotts Road
#01-16 Far East Plaza
Opening Hours: 8am - 8.45pm Daily

@ 109 North Bridge Road
#01-16 Funan DigitaLife Mall
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 181 Orchard Road
#05-33 Orchard Central
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 7pm Daily

@ 252 North Bridge Road
#B1-80 Raffles City
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 30 Raffles Avenue
#01-06B Singapore Flyer
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9pm Daily

@ 3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-128 Suntec City
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 101 Thomson Road
#B1-19 United Square
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 391A Orchard Road
#B2 Takashimaya
Opening Hours: 10am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 313 Orchard Road
#01-32 313@Somerset
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily












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Coffee Hut
@ 166 Jalan Besar #02-43
Opening Hours: 7am - 3pm Closed Alt Sat & Sun











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Wang Cafe
@ 3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-165 Suntec City

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 8pm Daily

@ 68 Orchard Road
#B2-35 Plaza Singapura

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 1 Maritime Square
#01-83 Harbourfront Centre

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 1 Jalan Jelebu
#01-53 Bukit Panjang Plaza

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 10 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #01-24
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
#04-20-17 The Clementi Mall

Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ 302 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 301 Upper Thomson Road
#03-44A Thomson Plaza

Opening Hours: 9am - 10pm Daily

@ 1 Maju Avenue
#B1-25 MyVillage Serangoon Gardens

Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
#01-37 AMK Hub

Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm Daily

@ 313 Orchard Road
#B3-45 313@Somerset

Opening Hours: 8am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 10 Sinaran Dive
#01-155 Novena Square 2

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ 100 Bukit Timah Road
#01-33A KK Women's & Children Hospital (Women's Tower)

Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm Mon - Fri, 7am - 2pm Sat, Closed Sun

@ 166 Bukit Merah Central #01-3527
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 8pm Daily

@ 2 Havelock Road #01-25
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 30 Raffles Place
#02-37 Chevron House

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6.30pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 8 Shenton Way #B1-17
Opening Hours: 7am - 5.30pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 1 Marina Boulevard #B1-01
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6.30pm Closed Sat & Sun

@ 110 MacPherson Road
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily

@ Airport Boulevard
#011-003 Changi Airport Terminal 1
#02-90 Changi Airport Terminal 3

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ 2 Tampines Central 5
#B1-09 Century Square

Opening Hours: 9am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 23 Serangoon Central
#B1-07 NEX

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm Daily







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