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302, Tiong Bahru Rd
#01-03, Tiong Bahru Plaza
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) +65 6275-5100
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Food and Beverages » Coffee & Tea

A household name for coffee and toasts by now. People who yearns for the good old ways of enjoying kopi and peng roti will enjoy it.

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  1. bluedolphin
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     26 Mar 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I was craving for Ya Kun Kaya Toast one day, so I takeaway some toast and coffee from the Ya Kun Kaya Toast at Tiong Bahru Plaza outlet.

    Since it was a weekend morning, quite a number of people were having their breakfast there and I had to queue to get my toast, but the service was quite fast.

    The toast was hot and crispy and the kaya and butter were spreaded just the right amount. Love it especially the rich taste of the kaya together with the butter. The coffee also smells really good and I was really looking forward to drinking it, but unfortunately I spilt the coffee on the way home.

    I'll definitely eat at Ya Kun again for the nice toast and to have a taste of the coffee again that smells really nice.

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    1. Endoh Taiki
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       17 Sep 2007 at 12:40 pm

      Waking up hungry on a Saturday morning and travelling a long way on MRT is no easy feat. I arrived at Tiong Bahru Plaza wondering what I can have for breakfast but after looking at McDonald's long queue, I gave up and decided to browse around for other options.

      I turned the corner and saw Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlet. There were little people and so I thought that would be a good fix. I pop over the counter, and was greeted cheerfully. Not just the cashier, but also the assistant in the background who bellowed out a loud "GOOD MORNING!" in Chinese. Okay, a little embarrassing but that's a good start to the day.

      I ordered a Set A because I didn't want to eat too much. The coffee was quickly prepared, and the way it was served to me - surprising. It was also the first time someone offered this option to me... "Enjoy your breakfast mister, if your coffee is not sweet enough, come back to me for a little more sugar/milk". NICE! I always love my coffee slightly sweeter.

      One thing that turns me off about Ya Kun is how hard the toasts are. I have already taken note of the varying differences of toasts among several branches, and I guess it boils down very much to the person preparing it.

      Ya Kun @ Tong Bahru gives me my perfect toast just as I like it. A balanced toast ending with a crispy surface, BUT the interior of the bread is soft. I have tried Ya Kun toasts from elsewhere, biting into them feel more like cookies than toast bread. The fillings of butter slices and kaya were generous too.

      The half-boiled eggs were a joy. Nicely done, not too much raw parts but yet, not too cooked too. Coffee was nice. It was thick and not diluted, the sweetness was just nice to my standard and preference of coffee so I didn't need to turn back to the kind offer I was told.

      Nice things are said, now comes the critics. They weren't hot enough. Everything was warm, but not hot. Coffee drinkers like me enjoy having our coffee piping hot and that was a disappointment. Somehow, coffee don't taste as enjoyable as when it's just warm.

      The half-boiled eggs were close to being cold. Literally I mean! As I held up the plate, I don't even feel a single bit of warmth until I slurped the eggs the good old style, it was only that little warm. What another disappointment! Thanks God the bread were freshly toasted and that saved the day.

      My verdict? It's barely an acceptable for breakfast, if you do not mind the high price at Ya Kun. That's about it. Perhaps, not all traditional remains the same after franchising or branching.

      If only everything were served really hot, I think the experience of having breakfast there will be even better. Tables were very small, too small for my liking so you had better grab another chair to place your bags or suitcases on. You don't actually expect much atmosphere in such a branch, do you?

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      1. claud
        claud said:
        IMO all YK somehow the same. Feel times I had, my eggs were cold. Not even warm! But still, I love half-boiled eggs! Craving for some now! Tsk tsk.
        17 Sep 2007 at 12:46 pm
      2. Endoh Taiki
        Endoh Taiki said:
        I think most of it are done beforehand and stand by to be sold. Guess next time I will tell them I want it really hot!
        17 Sep 2007 at 5:07 pm
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