The craze for salted egg yolk has been all the rage for a while now. Yet, business owners continue creating and widening their range of salted egg yolk-flavoured food. From croissants to seafood, noodles to breads, we decided to conquer these six joints in the West!
1. Milk and Honey Gelato – Banana Crumble
The banana crumble by Milk and Honey Gelato is a unique creation consisting of caramelised baby bananas, salted egg yolk crumble and a scoop of sea salt caramel gelato atop a donut waffle. If it sounds like there is a lot going on a single plate, this dish is indeed as interesting as it is overwhelming. Although there was an attempt to balance all the flavours, we felt this dish was too overpowering on a whole. Our main grouse is the faint taste of the salted egg yolk crumble pieces, which did not stand out as much as we would have liked.
Address: Bukit Batok HomeTeam NS Clubhouse, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, #01-01/02/03, Singapore 659003 (Milk and Honey Gelato)
2. The Bakery Chef – Lava Toast
The Bakery Chef is a humble café nestled within the heartlands in Bukit Merah. Of the many items on its dessert menu it is known for, we went for their signature lava toast. Patrons have options for the type of toast, choice of filling and flavour of ice cream. We chose the honey brioche with salted egg yolk filling with a scoop of matcha ice cream. We loved how the components of the dish complemented one another, especially the burst of flavour of the salted egg yolk filling.
Address: The Bakery Chef, 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3711, Singapore 150161
3. BreadTalk – Salted Egg Croissant
What’s better than a butter croissant? A salted egg croissant for sure! The latest addition to BreakTalk’s menu is the Golden Lava Croissant. Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside, we enjoyed the perfect balance between the buttery croissant and salted egg yolk filling.
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #03-07, Singapore 608532 (BreadTalk)
4. Keng Eng Kee Seafood – Salted Egg Yolk Crab Spaghetti
The second generation chef at Keng Eng Kee Seafood has been amping up traditional zi char fare. This trip, we came specially for the Salted Egg Yolk Crab Spaghetti everyone has been raving about. The deep fried soft shell crab was slightly too moist, such that it wasn’t as crisp on the outside. We preferred the Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, which we thought were fresh, and especially liked the creamy coating.
Rating of Salted Egg Yolk Crab Spaghetti: 3/5
Rating of Salted Egg Prawns: 4.5/5
Address: Keng Eng Kee Seafood, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-12, Singapore 609336
5. The Pipe District – Salted Egg Chicken Wings
Locating The Pipe District took some time as it is situated deep within the Singapore Science Park. But it certainly was worth the effort – the tin of 6 wings (we chose the Salted Egg Batter out of the many available, of course) certainly did live up to its hype; they are extremely fragrant and flavourful. If it is food over distance for you, then The Pipe District should be on your to-go place.
Address: Singapore Science Park (Gemini), 45 Science Park Road, #01-09/10, Singapore 117407 (The Pipe District)
6. PrimaDéli – Salted Yolk Lava Cheese Tart
PrimaDeli’s Salted Yolk Lava Cheese Tart features a layer of rich salted yolk topped with creamy cheese filling wrapped in a buttery fragrant crust. At $2.80 per tart, each bite offers a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, making it a delightful treat to have on-the-go.
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #01-83, Singapore 609601 (PrimaDéli)
The salted egg yolk dishes at these few eateries in the West sure did not disappoint. You have to include them in your go-to list if you’re into the salted egg yolk craze, or just on the hunt for more salted egg yolk dishes to try!