Singapore Hawker Food : Ya Kun Kaya Toast Bread, Half Boiled Eggs & Kopi

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@ Ya Kun Kaya Toast CoffeeShop, 18 China Street, part of Far East Square.


Ordered the “A” set of Toasted Kaya bread x 4 pcs ; 2 half boiled eggs ; 1 Kopi siew tai @ $4.80.



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Story of Ya Kun

It’s Pioneer : Mr Loi Ah Koon came to Singapore at the mere age of 15 years old, from a far ... Hainan Island. (Where my late parents originated from ...)




Through hard work, diligence and ingenuity, working as assistant to a Hainanese coffee shop and eventually saved enough to partner his friends to open his own Coffeeshop at then Telok Ayer Basin then to starting his own , then to Lau Pa Sat then eventually settled down at this Flagship Shop at China Street.




Ah Koon’s family made their own homemade kaya (a local spread of egg and coconut) to go with their toast. Their bread toasted per Old School way - Charcoal fire 🔥 in the pit ... he even roasted his own coffee. He bought coffee beans, added 'Planta' margarine and sugar and roasted these over firewood at the back of this stall. That’s the resourcefulness and ingenuity of Pioneer ! 😮 🤩




The name 'Ya Kun' being the hanyu pinyin equivalent of 'Ah Koon'.


Now, one of his sons : Adrin Loi runs the company (2G), it’s a family run business. I believed 3G have been groom to take over soon ... in the years ahead ! 😮 🤩 ⭐️ 👍


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