Do the words 'salted egg' make your heart flutter? If so, you'll dig this list of restaurants and cafes that serve some of the best salted egg dishes in town
Our love for salted egg is akin to our love for Sriracha: we’d love to have them with everything (OK, almost) — on waffles, chicken wings, pizza, fries, donuts, ice cream… Well, you get the drift. If you’re an addict like us, you’ll most definitely appreciate this very delicious guide, where we’ve gathered a bunch of hangouts to hit up for your much-needed salted egg fix. And oh, good luck controlling your appetite once you start chomping away.
What: Salted yolk croissants
Where: Flavour Flings
In a true example of East-meets-West, this delightful dish celebrates the pairing of rich, molten salted egg with fluffy, flaky croissants. But take note, these pastries really fly off the shelves, and they go at $7.50 a pop. Worth it though!
Flavour Flings, #01-1348, Block 121 Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530121, p. 6286 0051.
What: Crispy fish skin with salted egg sauce
Where: TAO Seafood Asia
Bits of crunchy, deep fried fish skin tossed in salted egg sauce ($10). Could we eat this like popcorn? Hell yes. Ten bowls, please.
TAO Seafood Asia, #02-10 Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View, Singapore 018961, p. 6844 9969.
What: Salted egg donuts
Where: FIX and May May
Dip those sugary bite-sized donuts ($7) in salted egg sauce at cosy hangout, FIX. Wish those donuts had a salted egg filling instead? Head to May May for their liu sha custard donut ($5).
FIX, #01-07 HomeTeamNS-JOM Club, 31 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329979, p. 6397 5662.
May May, 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004, p. 6221 4698.
What: Salted egg pork
Where: Susan Chan Food
Stuck in town with a craving for salted egg anything? Have lunch at this zi char stall at Far East Plaza and order the salted egg pork (or chicken, you decide, $6) – comes topped with bits of chilli padi and one serving of rice.
Susan Chan, #05-100/101 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213.
What: Charcoal waffles with salted egg yolk sauce
Where: Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
At Fatcat Ice Cream Bar, your fluffy waffles ($6) are black in colour and you have a shot of salted egg yolk sauce ($1 as an add-on) to drizzle over the unique creation. Pick the ice cream you want (butter beer’s a popular choice, $4.50) and go ahead and dig in.
Fatcat Ice Cream Bar, Block 416, #01-25 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460416, p. 6241 0830.
What: Salted egg fries (and a sweet potato version)
Where: The Quarters and Sin Lee
Fries covered in salted egg sauce? Oh, for sure! Find this treat ($8.50) at Mod-Sin bistro, The Quarters. There’s also a sweet potato version of this dish, and you can find that at Sin Lee ($11).
The Quarters, #01-09 Icon Village, 16 Enggor Street, Singapore 079717, p. 6834 4174.
Sin Lee Foods, Block 4, #01-164 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Singapore 162004, p. 6377 3170.
What: Golden egg yolk lava buns
Where: Victor’s Kitchen
Know what makes the liu sha bao ($4.50) at this popular dim sum spot so good? It’s that glorious extra layer of butter. Split each bun open with caution; you don’t want to waste any drop of its glorious filling.
Victor’s Kitchen, #01-49 Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189652, p. 9838 2851.
What: Golden custard lava cake
Where: Five & Dime Eatery
Lava cake with a chocolate centre? Pfft. Here, the molten chocolate lava cake comes with a salted egg yolk custard centre ($12). Limited portions available, so call ahead to check or drop by early. Want something savoury instead? There’s a salted egg yolk pasta with prawns on offer ($20).
Five & Dime Eatery, 297 River Valley Road, Singapore 238338, p. 9236 5002.
What: Salted egg yolk ice cream
Where: Tom’s Palette
Yes, your favourite flavour is available in ice cream form over at Tom’s Palette (from $3.60). The perfect mix of sweet and savoury!
Tom’s Palette, #01-25 Shaw Towers, 100 Beach Road, Singapore 189702, p. 6296 5239.
What: Salted egg onion rings
Where: The Refinery
Served in an adorable Chinese takeout box, The Refinery’s salted egg onion rings ($12) are extremely addictive. Don’t ever tell the person who ordered this to share that you will stop at just one (that will never happen).
The Refinery, 115 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208561, p. 6293 1204.
What: Salted egg crab
Where: Uncle Leong Seafood
Fresh crustaceans covered in salted egg sauce and curry leaves (seasonal price) – this is one of the best versions we’ve had.
Uncle Leong Seafood, #01-03, 6 Tebing Lane, Punggol East, Singapore 828835, p. 6441 1848.
What: Salted egg eggs Benedict
Where: Drury Lane
This is one special creation. Drury Lane brings things up a notch with their salted egg eggs Benedict ($17) – salted egg sauce and prawns atop toasted mantou… mmm…
Drury Lane, 94 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088515, p. 6222 6698.
What: Salted egg seafood pizza (and salted egg yolk wings)
Where: Beer Market
Wash down that ice-cold beer with the salted egg seafood pizza ($21.90), which comes laden with chunks of crabmeat, fish, and prawns. Top it all off with a side order of salted egg yolk wings for a kick-ass bar meal!
Beer Market, #01-17/02-02 Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021, p. 9661 8283.