Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tong Ah Crispy Kaya Toast
Some of the more sublime joys in life are also the simplest. Delicately crisp toast sandwiching a a layer of homemade kaya and a slab of cold butter. Tong Ah's famous crispy kaya toast has won the hearts of many foodies (read about their story in Makansutra). But know that you have to ask for the extra CRISPY toast (it's toasted and re-toasted skillfully to achieve that ultra-light crispness), or else you'll just get the regular variety.
Lots of people like the local style coffee and tea here as well. Certainly goes down well with the kaya toast. Best of all, prices are still very down-to-earth, from 60 cents for the toast, and just $1+ for drinks.
Tong Ah Coffeeshop is housed in a narrowly triangular corner of the shophouses at Keong Saik Road. Kinda like a mini Flatiron. There's not much space, but they have managed to squeeze several food stalls in here, along with the coffeeshop drinks stall.
TONG AH COFFEESHOP
36 Keong Saik Road
Tel: +65 6223 5083
Open Mon to Fri: 11.00am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.00am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Closed alt Wednesdays
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