The humble toast

When I was a child, I grew up on kaya toast and eggs. This is a trip down memory lane. The place is old and just as well as the shophouse feel added to the sense of nostalgia. Located in the east, East Coast Road is like a long food street or area with a plethora of different cuisines, ranging from the simple and humble kaya toast and local coffeeshop and hawker fare, to fine dining of western, Mediterranean, Indian, Japanese, Thai, peranakan — you name it, very likely, you can find it.

The kaya (a jam made from coconut and pandan leaves) is authentic. Served with lightly toasted bread rolls that were toasty on the outside and soft on the inside, with lightly salted butter, the taste was heavenly. The place serves half-boiled eggs. I did not try the eggs though they looked good too, usually eaten with soy sauce and a dash of pepper. The coffee is local coffee.

Certainly a place to come for a walk or many, down memory lane. Oh, did I say there is a queue here too? Go early and eat quickly if you don’t want people eyeing your seat as they did mine when I was there.

Chin Mee Chin, 204 East Coast Road. Tel: 6345 0419.

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