50 faces of salted egg yolk dishes

Jan 03, 2017 01.00PM |
 

by Iffah Nadhirah Osman, Jonathan Leong, Glenn Ong, Lim Qiu Ping and Vanessa Wu

THE salted egg has been used as a key ingredient in local dishes for a while now, but the humble yolk has certainly become a lot more popular over the past few months. With more eateries and restaurants coming up with innovative ways to feature the salted egg yolk, it’s hard not to notice the proliferation of such dishes in menus across the island.

Here are 50 of them and where you can find them in Singapore:

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Image from Hana restaurant’s Facebook page.

Flying salted egg yolk udon 

The gravity defying Japanese noodles at Hana Restaurant are combined with a salted egg yolk dipping sauce and then garnished with curry leaves and chilli padi.

Price: $18

Location:

583 Orchard Road
#01-17, Forum The Shopping Mall,
Singapore 238884

Tel: 6737 5525

Image from Full of Luck Club’s Facebook page

Golden sand corn with salted egg yolk

At Full of Luck Club, one can order a side dish of fried corn with salted egg yolk sauce and chilli, with the sauce forming a crisp layer around the corn.

Price: $4.80

Location:

243 Holland Ave,
Singapore 278977

Tel: 6208 6845

Image from The Refinery’s Facebook Page

Salted egg onion rings

At The Refinery, these onion rings are given a hearty topping of salted egg yolk custard sauce.

Price: $13

Location:

115 King George’s Ave
#01-02, Singapore 208561

Tel: 6293 1204

Image taken from Irvins’ Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk potato chips

These aren’t your standard potato chips. Rather, they are coated with a layer of salted egg yolk crumbs and spiced with curry leaves, besides other ingredients.

Price: $16 for a big pack or $8 for a small pack

Location:

VivoCity B2-K25 (Walk-ins only)
Raffles Xchange B1 (Weekdays)
Westgate Level 2 (Daily)

Tel: 62643076

Image taken from Flavour Flings’ Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk croissants

Flavour Flings’ salted egg yolk lava-filled pastry was such a hit, they would sell out within half an hour, when the cafe first served them. The cafe claims to be the first to offer this delicacy in Singapore.

Price: $7.50 per piece

Location:

Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1,
#01-1348, 530121

Tel: 6286 0051

Image taken from Sinpopo’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk cookies

Get your cookie and salted egg yolk fix with the salted egg yolk cookies from Sinpopo. The cookies are made with curry leaves in them too.

Price: $15 per jar

Location:

458 Joo Chiat Road,         Singapore 427671

Tel: 6345 5034

Image taken from Tom’s Palette’s website.

Salted egg yolk ice cream

Now, your salted egg yolk comes in the form of an ice cream too. This flavour is interesting as it’s surprisingly sweet yet you can still get a taste of the salted egg yolk.

Price: $3.60

Location:

100 Beach Rd
#01-25, Shaw Tower,
Singapore 189702

Tel: 6296 5239

Image taken from The UrbanWire’s website.

Salted egg yolk cocktail 

Operation Dagger bar invented this cocktail, comprising salted egg yolk cured for 24 hours in dark Venezuelan rum, sugar and vanilla.

Price: $25

Location:

7 Ann Siang Hill,                 Singapore 069791

Tel: 6438 4057

Image from NOM – Bistro & Bakery’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk rainbow cake 

NOM – Bistro & Bakery has your salted egg yolk cravings covered with its rainbow cake that has a frosting of caramelised butter, curry leaves and salted egg yolk.

Price: $8.90 per slice

Location:

400 Paya Lebar Way,           Macpherson Community Club Level 1, Singapore 379131

Tel: 6747 3839

Image is a screenshot from Fatcat Ice Cream Bar’s website.

Charcoal waffles with salted egg sauce

Fatcat Ice Cream Bar serves up charcoal waffles with a choice of ice cream topping and of course, salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $6

Location:

416 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460416

Tel: 6241 0830

Image is a screenshot from Sin Lee Foods’s website.

Sweet potato fries with salted egg yolk sauce

Sin Lee Foods cafe diverts from the usual french fries side dish, using sweet potatoes and topping it with salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $12

Location:

4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee,
Singapore 162004

Tel: 6377 3170

Image from Loco Loco’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk churros

Drop by one of Loco Loco’s pop up stores to try out the latest edition to its menu – salted egg yolk churros. Enjoy a cup of crispy and hot churros, drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $6 per serving

Location:

Jurong East MRT, Admiralty MRT, River Hangbao (pop up stores)

Tel: 8484 0087

Image from Tart Blanc’s Facebook page.

Peach and salted yolk tart

Tart Blanc specialises in pastries. This dessert contains slices of peaches sitting atop a sour cream cake, with molten lava egg yolk as the filling. Heat it up and it’s ready to be eaten.

Price: $7.50

Location:

Millenia Walk,
#01-102, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596

Tel: 6238 6893

Image from Lepark’s Facebook page.

Soft shell crab mantou with salted egg yolk sauce

Are you a fan of crabs and mantou? Try out Lepark’s SEY (short for salted egg yolk) signature dish that comprises crab cake balls and soft shell crabs placed in toasted mantou buns and topped with salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $12 per serving

Location:

1 Park Road, People’s Park Complex Level 6, Singapore 059108

Tel: 6908 5809

 

Image from 7Kickstart’s Facebook page.

Liu Sha French Toast

In need of some good breakfast? 7Kickstart cafe has its French toast served with creamy and savoury salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $13.90

Location:

71 Bras Basah Road,
Singapore 189555

Tel: 8389 7877

Image from Mitzo’s Facebook page.

Deep-fried prawns with salted egg yolk

Like prawns? Like salted egg yolk? Chinese restaurant, Mitzo, has you covered for that. As the name says, the deep-fried prawns are laundered in a rich “eggy” sauce.

Price: $32

Location:

270 Orchard Road,
Grand Park Orchard,
Singapore 238857

Tel: 6603 8855

Image from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (NEX, Singapore)’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk crispy chicken

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks chain is known for its crispy chicken; a slab of breaded chicken deep fried and dusted with plum powder and pepper. Now, there’s an additional topping: salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $4.90

Location:

At all branches

Image from The Golden Duck Co.’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk fish skin

If fried fish skin is your favourite snack, you need to give The Golden Duck’s salted egg version of it a try. Get a bite of the crunchy fish skin together with its signature creamy salted egg sauce.

Price: $7 per packet

Location:

At all branches

 

 

Image from Charlotte Grace Cakeshop’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk macaron

Charlotte Grace Cakeshop has the cutest designer macarons. This particular set is white, has salted egg yolk sauce for filling, and different Gudetama prints on it.

Price: $2.20

Location:

27 Kampong Bahru Road,
Singapore 169351

Tel: 9768 9827

Image from Three Cups Coffee Co.’s Facebook page.

Salted egg yolk and bacon spaghetti

Sick of your tomato and cream-based pasta? Three Cups Coffee Co. has added a new dish to its menu. It’s the salted egg yolk and bacon spaghetti, topped with cooked egg and a slice of lime.

Price: $9.80

Location:

1 Raffles Place #04-31,
Singapore 048616
Tel: 6438 4108

Image from Just Food!’s Facebook page.

Salted egg (fried) crab

This is the signature dish of Keng Eng Kee Seafood stall. The chef makes the sauce by blending salted egg yolks into milk over the fire. Curry leaves are added to enhance the taste. Then, the crab is stir-fried, with the salted egg yolk sauce mixed in last.

Price: seasonal pricing

Location:

Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-136,
Singapore 150124

Tel: 6272 1038

Image from BaliThai-Singapore’s Facebook page.

Phad Prik Tour (long bean with chilli paste & salted egg yolk)

BaliThai’s savoury dish takes crunchy long beans and stir-fry it with chilli slices and salted egg yolk bits. According to the Thai food chain, it’s a “palette pleaser that goes well with anything”.

Price: $11

Location:

At all branches

Image from Fish & Chicks’ Facebook page.

Chilli crab (without crab) and salted egg fish & chips

Fish & Chick is famous for the quality of their fried fish with batter, especially the crispiness of the batter skin and thickness of the fish. The fish is served along with salted egg yolk sauce and/or chilli crab sauce, all home-made.

Price: $10.90

Location:
531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10,
Happy Hawkers #01-2429,
Singapore 560531

Cathay Cineleisure
8 Grange Road #B1-01,
Koufu Food Court, 239695

Tel: 9828 3490

Image from Diamond Kitchen’s Facebook page.

Salted egg sotong

Diamond Kitchen restaurant’s salted egg sotong is known for being crispy without feeling oily. The deep fried sotong pieces are dusted with spicy powder before undergoing a second sprinkle, this time with the salted egg yolk mix.

Price: $16/ 24/ 32

Location:

5000F Marine Parade Road,
Laguna Park Condominium #01-22/23,
Singapore 449289

Tel: 6448 0629

87 Science Park Dr
#01-01,
Singapore 118260

Tel: 6464 0410

Image from imakan_uwatch’s Instagram.

Seafood salted egg pot

From the Tenderfresh Classic restaurants come this recent addition to its menu. The seafood salted egg pot combines salmon, prawns, mussels and clams in a creamy stew and its flavour is deepened using salted egg yolks.

Price: $16.90

Location:

At Tenderfresh Classic branches only

Image from Bao Makers’ Facebook page.

Salted egg shrimp bao

Bao Makers creates artisan Chinese buns, also known as the mantou. The eatery makes its own buns as well as the salted egg yolk sauce. Bao Makers’ salted egg yolk dish comes in two versions. One, with the sauce poured over shrimps (stuffed in a bun) and the other, over fried chicken.

Price: $5.80 each (buy two min.)

Location:

78 Horne Road,
Singapore 209078

Tel: 6291 2330

Image from Big Street’s Facebook page.

Salted egg prata bom

Considered by food bloggers to be the first salted egg yolk prata dish around. The Big Street restaurant created its salted egg prata bom by wrapping a generous serving of salted egg yolk lava in soft prata dough. It’s satisfying to see the lava oozing out of the prata when it’s cut.

Price: $6

Location:

104/106 Jalan Besar,
Singapore 208828

Tel: 6100 2661

Image from Drury Lane’s Facebook page.

Creamy salted egg yolk eggs benedict with grilled prawns

Drury Lane cafe is giving a twist to the usual eggs benedict by using salted egg yolk sauce instead of hollandaise. The eggs and sauce are piled on grilled prawns and these rest upon wilted kale and steamed bun. A hearty dish for brunch!

Price: $17

Location:

94 Tanjong Pagar Road,
Singapore 088515

Tel: 6222 6698

 

Image from Dragon Phoenix’s Facebook page.

Triple Happiness Pearl (San he ming zhu)

The Dragon Phoenix is one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore serving Cantonese cuisine. Its poetically named Triple Happiness Pearl dish is made by stuffing a whole salted egg yolk and chicken liver into a ball of shrimp paste, before deep-frying the entire thing. A special order has to be made to enjoy this off-menu item.

Price: $16

Location:

177A River Valley Road,
#06-00 Novotel Clarke Quay (Liang Court),
Singapore 179031

Tel: 6339 3368

Image from faerylytes’ Instagram

Mini charcoal salted egg yolk custard bun

This eye-catching bun can be found at Min Jiang restaurant. The soft black bun is elegantly brushed with gold paint and filled with a generous amount of salted egg yolk filling that oozes out when you break the bun apart.

Price: $4.20++ for three (available on the a la carte dim sum lunch menu)

Location:

Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228221

Tel: 6737 7411

Min Jiang @ One North
5 Rochester,
Singapore 139216
Tel: 6774 0122

 

Image from dan_somar’s Instagram

Pumpkin with salted egg

This is a side dish from Honguo restaurant whose signature dish is Yunnan Mi Xian. The pumpkin is coated with thin crispy batter that has been mixed with salted egg yolk. Finally, the dish is garnished with spring onions. The sweetness of the pumpkin complements the salted egg yolk.

Price: $6.80

Location:

Bugis Junction,
230 Victoria Street
#B1-06,
Singapore 188024

Tel: 6884 4717

Image from lamesterc’s Instagram

Steamed salted egg yolk xiao long bao

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao restaurant came up with a salted egg yolk version of its well-loved Xiao Long Bao. It’s filled with minced pork (mixed with salted egg yolk) and savoury broth. The orange coloured skin mirrors the colour of a salted egg yolk.

Location:

At all Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao branches

Image from Prima Deli’s Facebook page

Salted egg cheese tart

Prima Deli kept up with the salted egg yolk trend with a salted egg yolk cheese tart. It’s 40 cents more expensive than its original cheese tart. But for salted egg yolk lovers, it would be worth the higher price!

Price: $2.80

Location:

At all branches

Image from The Pipe District’s website

Chicken wings freak out

Keeping with the theme of The Pipe District’s restaurant, the deep fried chicken wings are served in a mess tin. The wings are drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce that has been cooked with curry leaves.

Price: $10 for 6 pieces

Location:

45 Science Park Road
#01-09/10,
Singapore 117407

Tel: 6873 0143

Image from Little Drizzle’s website

Salted egg black sesame cake

The cake is Little Drizzle’s best seller. It’s a black sesame chiffon cake with black sesame frosting, topped with a homemade salted egg yolk custard and shortbread crumbs.

Price: $55 (6″ cake)

Location:

77 Aliwal Street,
Singapore 199948
Tel: 9664 1518,
8233 9810

 

Image from Burpple.

Banana salted egg yolk crumble

This dessert, by Milk & Honey Gelato, is made up of caramelised bananas, salted egg yolk crumble and a scoop of sea salt caramel gelato on top of a donut waffle.

Location:

Bukit Batok HomeTeam NS Clubhouse,
2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7
#01-01/02/03,
Singapore 659003

Tel: 9822 5043

Image from jacqsowhat’s Instagram.

Charcoal toast with salted egg yolk sauce

A signature of The Bakery Chef, you can mix and match the salted egg yolk lava filling and ice cream of various flavours to go with a charcoal brioche toast.

Price: $12.80

Location:

Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central,
#01-3711,
Singapore 150161

Tel: 6273 9211

 

Image from jacqsowhat’s Instagram.

Salted egg burger

Salted egg yolk sauce poured on a large fried chicken thigh with slaw on the side – what’s not to like?

Price: $12.00

Location:

Sin Lee Foods,
4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
#01-164,
Singapore 162004

Tel: 6377 3170

Image from ladyironchef’s website.

Salted egg chicken with rice

Located in Sim Lim Square, this familiar tze char dish of chicken cubes stir-fried in salted egg gravy, served with rice and an egg is sure to leave you wanting more. Get it at Taste Good.

Location:

Sim Lim Square
#02-04,
Singapore 188504

Tel: 6336 6298

Image from ladyironchef’s website.

Salted egg yolk pork ribs

Famous for its Teochew fish head steamboat, the Tian Wai Tian tze char chain is also known for its salted egg pork ribs.

Price: $12.00

Location:

1383 Serangoon Road,
Singapore 328254

Tel: 9172 2833

 

Image from Burpple.

Salted egg pork ribs

Tired of the usual Chinese-style salted egg pork ribs? You might want to try gastro bar PARK’s take on the dish, which comes with a serving of fries.

Price: $29.50++

Location:

281 Holland Ave
#01-01,
Singapore 278621

Tel: 9721 3815

 

Image from Carvers & Co Facebook page.

Sweet potato chips with salted egg mayonnaise dip

Carvers & Co receives consistently good reviews for its meats and beer selection. The unique item on its menu is its sweet potato chips with salted egg mayonnaise dip. It’s even available in a large portion, perfect for a big gathering!

Location:

43 East Coast Road,
Singapore 428764

Tel: 6348 0448

 

 

Image from Burpple.

Salted egg cream puffs (Ménage A Trois on the menu)

These salted egg cream puffs from East Bureau are served along with black sesame and yam paste cream puffs. You won’t be able to tell which filling it is from the outside, creating an element of surprise with each bite. The light and crispy pastry is topped with coconut caramel. It comes in a large portion best shared among four people.

Price: $19.00

Location:

Marina Square,
6 Raffles Boulevard #03-03,
Singapore 039594

Image from Burpple.

Donuts with salted egg dip

Located at the HomeTeam NS clubhouse along Ah Hood road, FIX serves a delicious combination of fluffy donuts paired with salted egg yolk custard dipping sauce.

Price: $6.00

Location:

HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse
31 Ah Hood Rd
#01-06,
Singapore 329979

Tel: 6256 1484

 

 

 

Image from The Chinatown Stall Facebook page.

Salted egg fried tofu

The Chinatown Stall sells fried tofu served with salted egg sauce in a cup. This is a great snack to have while shopping in Ngee Ann City.

Price: $4.50

Location:

391 Orchard Road
Basement 2 Food Hall,
Takashimaya Ngee Ann City,
Singapore 238873

Tel: 6268 8171

 

Image from Wan He Lou Facebook page.

Crispy lotus with salted egg

Wan He Lou restaurant claims that this dish was here before the salted egg yolk craze came around. Looking for new crisps to munch on? Try their lotus crisps flavoured with salted egg.

Price: From $11.90

Location:

65 Maude Road
#01-01,
Singapore 208347

Tel: 6294 8057

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Image from Burpple.

Poached baby spinach with conpoy in century and salted eggs stock

This dish by Soup Restaurant does not have the viscous salted egg sauce that is trending currently. It has chunks of salted egg yolk cooked in the vegetables instead. The dish also includes century eggs and chicken eggs. It’s definitely one for the egg lovers out there!

Price: $13.90

Location:

At all branches

Image from Crab Corner’s Facebook page.

Fried rice with salted egg crab meat

A humble dish like fried rice is elevated when the recipe includes salted egg and crab meat. The salted egg crab meat could be served separately or mixed with the rice. The salted egg gravy also has hints of curry leaves in it.

Price: $15

Location:

1 Joo Koon Circle
#03-26,
Singapore 629117
Tel: 6333 6969

Image from Little Drizzle’s website.

Salted egg earl grey cake

Little Drizzle’s floral earl grey sponge carries a hint of five spice and is frosted with earl grey cream. A layer of salted egg hollandaise sauce adorns it and the cake is topped with torched marshmallows.

Price: $55 (6″ cake)

Location:
77 Aliwal Street,
Singapore 199948

Tel: 9664 1518,
8233 9810

Image from KEK (Keng Eng Kee) Seafood at Pandan Gardens’ Facebook page.

Salted egg flavoured Ice cream with soft shell crab and crispy toast

KEK came up with this dish to have ice cream the Singaporean way – with toast. It’s served with soft shell crab and a generous helping of salted egg yolk sauce.

Price: $8 onwards

Location:

KEK Pandan Gardens
200 Pandan Gardens #01-12, 609336 Singapore

Tel: 6694 3044

 

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