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Ya Kun Kaya Toast Restaurant Review: Since 1944, this chain of air-conditioned kopitiams, a local term for coffee shop, has been a breakfast and lunch favorite for its thinly sliced white bread toast spread generously with kaya, a creamy mixture of coconut and egg infused with fragrant pandan leaves and sweetened with brown sugar. Generous butter slabs melt on contact with the just char-grilled bread squares. Thick, black coffee and half boiled eggs round out the minimalist menu at this family-run enterprise, modernized and expanded by the founder's children to include outlets overseas. Still, this original Chinatown address boasts local flavor that simply can’t be fully exported, like the old-timers who congregate here daily. Over the years, other toppings have been added to the bread-based menu including peanut butter, cheese and even ice cream. Iced blended coffee and tea drinks topped with whipped cream also are available. However, for out-of-towners and Singaporeans alike the real draw is the classic kaya toast, a Singapore edible institution. Other locations.