Tong Ah Eating House has famous kaya toast at Keong Saik Road
Since its opening in 1939, Tong Ah Eating House has become one of the most recognisable coffee shops in Singapore, not least because it was previously located in the red and white triangular shophouse along Keong Saik Road. It has since relocated a stone’s throw away from the original site, but is still as popular as ever—after all, it is the food, namely toast, half-boiled eggs, and kopi, that keep the patrons coming back.
Tong Ah offers four types of toast, which you can get as a set that includes half-boiled eggs and either kopi or tea.
If this is your first time at Tong Ah, we recommend you go for the Crispy Thin Toast Kaya ($2.60 a la carte, $5.80 set). This lean and wonderfully crunchy toast, coupled with the sweet and aromatic kaya spread, is what patrons of the stall keep coming back for.
Those who prefer thicker, softer renditions of toast should make the Traditional Kaya Toast ($2.20 a la carte, $5.40 set) their order instead.
There’s also an eggier option in the form of the French Toast with Kaya ($4 a la carte, $7.20 set). It has the savoury goodness of egg, mixed with the sweetness of kaya, and is topped with fragrant slices of butter.
Tong Ah’s half-boiled egg and kopi are just as good as their toast, too. The former is said to be bodied to creamy perfection, while the latter often gets praise for its full-bodied flavour.
For $3.50 Hainanese pork porridge that draws long queues every day, have a look at our Redhill Pork Porridge review. If you’re looking for affordable sushi places, check out our Ima-Sushi review.
Address: 35 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089142
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 7am to 10pm, Wed 7am to 2pm
Tel: 6223 5083
Tong Ah Eating House is not a halal-certified eatery.
Redhill Pork Porridge Review: $3.50 Hainanese Pork Porridge With Long Queues Daily
Photos taken by John Lery Villanueva.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.
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