From sweet potato fries to onion rings, pasta, crunchy burgers and more—here’s where to get your salted egg yolk fix.
We’ve definitely gone past the salted egg yolk saturation point as many places are beginning to phase out their salted egg yolk dishes. But if you still can’t get enough of that golden, unctuous savoury-sweet sauce, here are some places where you can still find dishes featuring the ubiquitous and oh-so-sinful flavour. Who cares about cholesterol levels, right?
7kickstart – liu sha French toast
71 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 8389 7877
The french toast ($13) comes with thick slices of brioche french toast filled with a creamy, decadent salted egg sauce. You also get a small heap of salad on the side if that makes you feel any better.
Flavour Flings – salted egg croissant ($7.50)
#01-1348 121 Hougang Avenue 1. Tel:6286 0051
Crisp, flaky, and buttery croissant filled with a generous amount of sweet, rich salted egg yolk sauce that oozes out when you tear it apart. Don’t forget to instagram the food porn moment!
Loco Loco – salted egg churros ($6)
Loco Loco travels around with pop-up stalls, follow them here.
Yes, churros are actually a breakfast food, although they’re only sold in the evenings here since Loco Loco opens in pasar malams. Crispy churro pieces are coated in a mild sauce and flecked with curry leaves.
Victor’s Kitchen – Golden Lava buns ($4)
#01-49 Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street. Tel: 9838 2851
Touted as the ’best liu sha bao’ in Singapore, this is one of the forerunners to the whole salted egg yolk craze, and it’s here to stay. The rich, gooey and buttery filling oozes out on that first bite, promising cravings for years to come.
Kee Eng Kee Seafood – salted egg yolk crab (seasonal price)
#01-136, Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1. Tel: 6272 1038
The whole salted egg trend arguably started from tze char places before spreading to everything else from waffles to ice cream. KEK does a classic version with live crabs, with a well-balanced sauce spiked with chilli padi and curry leaves.
Sin Lee Foods – salted egg yolk sweet potato fries ($14)
4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. Tel: 6377 3170
Double-fried crispy sweet potato fries with a velvety salted egg yolk sauce make people happy at this chic hipster cafe.
Irvin’s – salted egg potato chips ($8/$16)
3 locations including #B2-K25 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6264 3073
Available to go in resealable bags, which you won’t be using because you’ll finish the moreish chips in one seating. Crispy potato chips are coated with a dry version of salted egg yolk sauce, and spiced with bits of curry leaves and chilli padi.
De Burg – crab burger with salted egg yolk sauce ($14.75)
#02-15 CT Hub, 2 Kallang Avenue. Tel: 6538 2874
Want your salted egg crab in an easy-to-eat form? De Burg has been serving up their salted egg crab burger since their early days. You get a sauce-slathered patty made with blue swimmer crabs wedged between sesame seed buns.
Arbite – salted egg crab pasta ($18)
66A Serangoon Garden Way. Tel: 6287 0430
Of course the sauce goes well with pasta too. Their salted egg crab pasta comprises penne, fried soft shell crab and a mild salted egg cream sauce which isn’t overly rich.
Big Street – liu sha prata bomb ($6)
104/106 Jalan Besar. Tel: 6100 2661
Suppers just got more sinful with their combination of liu sha and prata. We dare you to pile on sugar and curry if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
Tom’s Palette – salted egg yolk ice cream
#01-25, 100 Beach Road. Tel: 6296 5239
Known for their innovative flavours like tabasco, Tom’s Palette has been serving salted egg ice cream even before the whole craze took over. Available perennially, theirs is closer to the liu sha custard version, without added spice from curry leaves and chilli.
Lepark – SEY (salted egg yolk) soft shell crab and cake slider
#06-00 People’s Park Complex, 1 Park Road. Tel: 6908 5809
Things don’t get any more sinful than this with deep-fried soft shell crab, fried mantou all topped off with a small ball of crab cake.
Imperial Treasure – baked oyster with salted egg yolk
#05-42/45, Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 6732 7838
Even oyster gratin is getting the treatment. Juicy, fresh oysters are baked with a salted egg yolk sauce for a slightly caramelized top.
Full of Luck Club – Golden Sand corn ($4.80)
243 Holland Avenue
This addictive snack consists of crunchy corn kernels tossed with spicy salted egg sauce in a wok until each piece is thoroughly coated, then topped off with spring onions.
The Refinery – salted egg yolk onion rings ($13)
#01-02, 115 King George’s Avenue. Tel: 6293 1204
The natural progression from salted egg yolk fries. Their onion rings are made in-house and coated with a savoury SEY sauce that’s super addictive. Trust us, you won’t be sharing these babies.
Featured image: The Refinery