Salted Egg Yolk Eggs Benedict at Drury Lane
Looking for a new weekend brunch spot? Try Drury Lane. Instead of using the usual Hollandaise sauce on their Eggs Benny, this dish ($17) is spiced up with a to-die-for salted egg yolk sauce that would send any salted egg yolk lover scrambling for seconds.
94 Tanjong Pagar Road
Salted Egg Croissant at Flavour Flings
One of the first few places to fuel the salted egg craze in Singapore, Flavour Flings’ Salted Egg Croissant ($6.90) is a must-try if you’re down for a buttery, decadent plate. The filling here is on the sweeter and milkier side, while the croissant itself is crispy and buttery. Give in to temptation and add a layer of raclette cheese ( it’ll cost an additional $3) on top of the croissant.
#01-1348 Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1.
Three Egg Risotto at Froth
Froth serves up a unique risotto with a trio of eggs. The Three Egg Risotto ($25.90) is cooked with a mixture of both salted and century egg to create a creamy risotto base, before crumbles of century egg and a salty-sweet salted egg meringue are added. It’s all topped with an onsen egg. It’s over-the-top, eggy goodness, and you won’t mind one bit.
2 Finlayson Green
Liu Sha Bao at Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum
Okay we know, we know… Dim sum restaurants selling Liu Sha Baos are a dime a dozen in Singapore. But those at Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum are the runniest and some of the most flavourful. It’s also one of the more pocket-friendly dim sum places to dine at, with its Liu Sha Bao going for $3.80 for three pieces.
1012A Upper Serangoon Road.
Salted Egg Crab at House of Seafood
House of Seafood, located at the far end of Punggol Point, whips up local seafood favourites such as crabs and prawn rolls, and its Salted Egg Crab dish has been garnering a lot of attention and nods of approval.
Served with a generous portion of salted egg sauce, you’ll be impressed by the crunchy bits of the yolk when you dig in. It’s a pricey option, around $65 for 1kg, but do note that crab prices are seasonal.
#01-01 & #01-02 The Punggol Settlement, 3 Punggol Point Road
Salted Egg Shrimp Bao at Bao Makers
The traditional braised pork belly bao and the mantou-wrapped chilli crab baos are always faves here, but Bao Makers’ Salted Egg Shrimp Bao ($5.80) will blow your mind.
The combination of juicy, plump stir-fried prawns smothered in salted egg yolk sauce, sandwiched in a fluffy handmade bao, is terribly hard to resist.
4 Jiak Chuan Road
Salted Egg Pork Ribs at New Station Snack Bar
You’ll find New Station Snack Bar on the fifth floor of Far East Plaza. The humble eatery serves up affordable Chinese food, and people in the know never miss out on ordering the Salted Egg Pork Ribs, priced at an unbeatable $6. The ribs are done to crisp perfection, and you’ll be surprised by how rich and creamy the salted egg yolk sauce is as well.
#05-95 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
Salted Egg Snacks by The Golden Duck
Snack it to me! The Golden Duck has two different types of salted egg goodness: Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Potato Crisps and Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin (each at $7 per packet). Don’t hem and haw over which one to get – just buy both. They’re equally crispy, savoury and really addictive.
Salted Egg Snacks by IRVINS Salted Egg
We can’t have a round-up of salted egg goodies without mentioning IRVINS Salted Egg, the store which drew crowds at every outlet. Freshly made without preservatives, their chips ($8 for 105g, $16 for 230g per packet) are crispy and evenly coated with savoury-sweet salted egg yolk powder, then spiced with curry leaves and bits of red chili.
As the warning on the packaging suggests, they can be dangerously addictive, so once you pop open a packet, you won’t stop.
Salted Egg Yok Ice Cream at Tom’s Palette
Not your run-of-the-mill ice cream. Tom’s Palette has been offering up its Salted Egg Yolk ice cream way before the craze began in Singapore (circa early 2016).
Tom’s creations are all made in-house with less cream and sugar. For a richer taste and a smoother texture, less air is even beaten into the batches. The Salted Egg Yolk ice cream ($3.60) is just the right mix of savoury and sweet, and is akin to eating spoonfuls of smooth, creamy salted egg yolk custard.
#01-25 Shaw Leisure Gallery, 100 Beach Road
Salted Egg Waffle at Fat Cat Ice Cream Bar
Drop by Fat Cat Ice Cream Bar for their Charcoal Waffles ($6 without ice cream) and add on just $1 to drizzle your waffles with their popular salted egg yolk sauce. The crispy and fluffy waffles are complemented perfectly by the savoury salted egg yolk.
Feeling courageous? Butterbeer is one recommended ice cream flavour to go along with this dessert. A traditionalist? Sure, you can have vanilla or hey, hazelnut. It’ll work well because you’ll really get to taste the syrup.
#01-25 416 Bedok North Avenue 2.
Volcano Lava Cookie with Salted Egg at Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
We’ve seen salted egg yolk oozing out of croissants and lava cakes. Tell us that it’s possible that it can explode out of a cookie and we’re SO in! At Creamy Boutique Ice Creams, an ice-cream flavour of your choice sits atop a charcoal cookie.
The weight of the ice cream causes the cookie to split, and warm salted egg yolk sauce runs out into the bowl. The dish costs $9.90. Camera ready? No? Never mind, your spoon is more important.
#01-03 139 Tyrwhitt Road
Text: Cheryl Lim