Is it time for a Salted Egg French Toast war yet?

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After posting a picture of the salted egg french toast I’ve had late last year on Instagram (@explodingbelly), I came to a horrific realization that quite a couple of people haven’t heard of this heavenly creation. Hence, I’ve decided to do up a post.. Just so you know.

I believe the origins of the Salted Egg French Toast comes from Hong Kong again, just like the Salted Egg Croissants (here and here)! I’ve had my first at 周記點心 in Hong Kong, which is actually located really far off the usual places we go to like Tsim Sha Tsui or Mong Kok, nearer to HKU, where I had to go through many horrible obstacles to get there – more than 30 minute wait for cab, SUDDEN downpour, going up the slope on crutches. BECAUSE SALTED EGG. I didn’t regret though. I digress. 

This is the one from Hong Kong at probably a quarter of the price.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetCrisp exterior and warm liusha which still flowed even after 30 minutes.

Of course when i heard that 7Kickstart at Bras Basah had their own rendition of this, I immediately rushed down to try it! Here’s a quick rundown of the place and the menu first!Photo 31-10-15, 10 46 55 AM7Kickstart is conveniently located at the Singapore Arts Museum, which you can get to by taking the Circle Line to Bras Basah station!

Photo 31-10-15, 10 47 02 AM Photo 31-10-15, 10 47 29 AM Photo 31-10-15, 10 47 38 AMSince I was there close to their opening, the cafe was empty! They have plenty of seats as well, so I don’t think it’d ever get overwhelmingly crowded.

The Menu
Photo 31-10-15, 10 51 13 AM  Photo 31-10-15, 10 49 58 AM Photo 31-10-15, 10 50 11 AMPhoto 31-10-15, 10 50 28 AM Photo 31-10-15, 10 50 20 AM Photo 31-10-15, 10 51 19 AMTheir offerings are rather unique, with a twist to the otherwise usual cafe food. However we got too overwhelmed with so many pieces of the menu, everything looked the same, but different, and it’s quite difficult to decide on which drinks we wanted because they had SO MANY drink menus.

The Food

To accompany our french toast, we decided to get the unique sounding Kaya Pandan Kopi ($6).
Photo 31-10-15, 11 04 57 AMIt was ugh. It had a really weird aftertaste and no, we didn’t taste any kaya in this one. I couldn’t bring myself to take another sip of this!

But it’s okay, because I was there for their Salted Egg French Toast (used to be $12.90, but it’s now $13.90. Siao)Photo 31-10-15, 11 11 31 AM DO note that its presentation always differs. Some comes drenched with the salted egg sauce, whilst others have really minimal sauce before the toast is being cut. This was served with a thick eggy brioche, drenched with salted egg sauce and condensed milk. Photo 31-10-15, 11 15 30 AM There are many comments about it being underwhelming, but to me, I’m just wondering what do those people really expect from this? It’s after all just a french toast with salted egg sauce. I found it acceptable, in fact I liked it! I loved the eggy texture of the THICK brioche toast, and the salted egg sauce was gao, yet not too sweet despite the addition of condensed milk, and there was even a hint of saltiness in the mixture!

There is MORE salted egg sauce within the toast, which makes it even better, because I don’t have to worry about not have enough sauce to go with my toast!Photo 31-10-15, 11 18 02 AMThe price point though.. Is very much a turn off. $13.90 is just no. Don’t say I never warn you, this dish is definitely one to SHARE. It gets a little filling and jelak after a while, so.. SHARE THIS! Don’t selfish!

I wonder why the salted egg croissant craze has got many cafes producing them, but not this, because to me.. French toast over croissants any day! PLEASE START A SALTED EGG FRENCH TOAST WAR NOW! For more salted egg dishes, you know where to find them – here!

How to get there?
7Kickstart Museum Cafe
Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road

Available during breakfast on weekdays (8am to 11am) and all day on Saturdays!

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