4 Best Salted Egg Dishes in Singapore That Will Make Egg Lovers Go Crazy
A speciality of the simplest kind, salted egg dishes might not seem very special. But once you have tried one, you definitely want more.
We tracked down some of the most delicious salted egg yolk dishes in Singapore that should be on your must-try list. Some of which are a little bit out of the way, but you can get all of them delivered.
The Salted Egg Chicken Favorite @ Haha Thai Singapore
Located at Takashimaya on Orchard Road, Haha Thai offers various favorites, including salted egg pork ribs, squid, and lobster. My top choice, however, was salted egg chicken. The chicken was very tender, boneless, and cut into small pieces. I really liked that the chicken was actually totally covered with salted egg yolk.
Mixed in were also a few little pieces of white and spring onion, which made the feel of the dish a little crunchy. The dish was far from being boring, as there was plenty of extra salted egg, which is perfect if you want to add some rice.
The Surprise Candidate: Salted Egg Yolk Sotong @ Melody’s
Reminding me of typical Spanish calamari, the salted egg sotong at Melody’s Kitchen is well worth the detour. Located on Bukit Batok Crescent, this restaurant is slightly out of the way. If you are not often in this area, you can easily get a delivery from Melody’s Kitchen via Foodpanda.sg.
The sotong were entirely covered with a slight crust of scrabbled salted egg. The crispiness of the salted egg recipe combined well and contrasted with the texture of the sotong, which was very soft and perfect to eat. The dish didn’t have a lot of extra sauce, but still had enough flavour to soak an extra bowl of rice. I usually prefer to eat rice with my salted egg dish, as it gives the dish just a little extra texture.
Salted Egg Classic: Spicy Papaya Salad with Salted Egg @ Nara Thai
Located at Gateway Mall at Jurong East MRT station, Nara Thai is packed during the weekend. As my eyes were entirely focused on salted egg sauce, I went for a spicy papaya salad. However, there are also salted eggs with stir-fried squid. The papaya salad caught me off guard, as the spiciness and the salty taste were a killer combination, making the sensation somehow even spicier.
I ordered an extra fresh papaya juice to soften the spiciness of the dish, however, I strangely couldn’t get enough. Although it was spicy, the taste was very refreshing and juicy at the same time. The whole and halved salted egg was definitely a welcome addition to the traditional papaya salad.
Healthy Solution: Poached Spinach with Century and Salted Egg @ Yum Cha
Partially hidden at Chinatown’s Temple Street, Yum Cha is a spacious second floor shop house restaurant. Offering several salted egg dishes, I had my eyes on something new – poached spinach with century and salted egg. A regular portion comes at $16 and includes plenty of soggy spinach, a rich and salted egg sauce as well as diced salted century egg.
The salt taste didn’t dilute in the soup-like sauce, but remained an identifying component of the century egg. The worst thing about the dish is that the rich spinach flavour in combination with the salt taste makes you even hungrier.