Ah Mei Kaya Toast

After a morning workout, there is no better way to start the day proper than with a traditional breakfast, with its potent combination of protein and caffeine.

So it was that I trudged down from the Bishan gym to Junction 8 with the intent of visiting the Ya Kun Kaya Toast located at Basement 1. The place had a number of customers already seated, which is surely a good sign. That is, until I saw the listed price.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast Set A: 2 soft-boiled eggs, kaya toast and coffee/tea – $3.70

“What the?!” Refusing to pay an exorbitant prices, I left Junction 8 and headed to a nearby competitor:

Ah Mei Kaya Toast Set A: 2 soft-boiled eggs, kaya toast and coffee/tea – $2.80

“Now that’s more like it!”

One nice thing about Ah Mei’s coffee/tea is that they use massive cups that are easily three times of what Ya Kun gives. On occasion, I have given thought to taking Ya Kun’s coffee as a shot, but decided that scalding my oral cavity and pharynx was not a good idea. The coffee was not as strong as I would have prefered, but unlike unscrupulous establishments, it was not diluted.

Soft-boiled eggs are, well, soft-boiled eggs. Opened into a saucer, mixed with soy sauce and pepper.

Side comment: Egg whites are a superior source of protein to soy or whey because they contain all the essential amino acids in an even distribution.

The kaya toast was comparable to that of Ya Kun. Crisp, with chilled butter and savoury kaya. Mmm.

Unlike Ya Kun, which is located in a prime spot near the supermarket in Junction 8, Ah Mei (in Bishan) is a bit more difficult to find and is more likely to be frequented by people living nearby. It is likely that the lower rent at that area contributes to the cheaper pricing of Ah Mei’s food. I, for one, am not complaining.

Ah Mei Kaya Toast
Blk 511 Bishan Street 13 (Opposite Bishan CC)
First Floor


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Patricia on October 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I was told that I had to pay extra for the mutton curry for the prata. I was only given a plate of fish curry for the 2 pratas which my friend had ordered for both us us. The pay-extra for the mutton curry was something ‘new’ to me and was told to come back for more curry only when we had finished the first plate of curry which was shared between 2 people. How inconvenient! Was really indignant by her service!


  2. I use to frequent ah mei toast at rail mall at least twice a week, however the price has increase from what i use to pay from 60cent to a dollar now for a plain prata and now two eggs cost 1.5 and the brani set i think is 6 in the past i think is 4.5. Theses people are crazy, you can see such a big percentage increase over a short period of time. For this reason i have stop going there for a year, there are cheaper prata found at coffee shop range from 0.5-70cent for the same why do we have to pay so much for that..


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