Innovative Toasts from Our Favourite Local Cafes
Toasts and sandwiches served nowadays aren't just limited to ham and cheese, kaya butter, or French toasts.
No, we’re not talking about the hipster avo-over-anything toast here. Although, we’re throwing in a bonus recipe at the bottom of this article.
Chilli Crab Explosion
You guessed it, it’s a volcano bun served with seafood, spring onions and chilli crab sauce.
First of all, the seafood here is just a few diced fish balls and crab sticks scooped into the middle of the bun. The chilli crab sauce is pretty meh, not the usual premium chilli crab sauce some of you may be used to. But then again, chilli crab is not their specialty, so… understandable.
Was it worth the try? Yes. Would I buy it again? For its price, a definite no. The Chilli Crab Explosion set (your choice of drinks) was S$7 via FoodPanda. Yeah, I know. I’m such a sucker.
For S$5.50 per set (Foodpanda), you get a Hazelnut S’mores sandwich and a drink of your choice. It looks absolutely nothing like their advertised photo, so manage your expectations.
Hazelnut S’mores is basically just two pieces of bread, 4 large toasted marshmallows and a very conservative dollop of hazelnut spread, distributed over one side of the bread. So underwhelming. Still, kudos for a mouthwatering name, though. This is a definite kid-bait.
It tastes almost like Lotte’s Choco Pie, but not quite. Also, Choco Pie costs much less.
Was it worth the try? No. Would I buy it again? No, never.
Anyway, you can make your own Hazelnut S’mores sandwich at home. All you need are 2 pieces of toast. Spread Nutella on one side of both toasts. Add 4 large marshmallows in between and there you have it!
Cheesy Ham & Egg Thick Toast
It’s a traditional ham and egg toast, but the generous portion of melted cheese makes all the difference. Yes, it is not that innovative, but the thick toast and presentation is too awesome (and convenient), we just had to add this in. It’s cut in bite-sized squares that makes it easy to eat while you work (from home). Not messy, filling, and perfect for those who multitask early in the morning.
Was it worth the try? Yes. Would I buy it again? Yes, for sure.
I also tried to make my own ham & egg thick toast at home. For the lazy ones (like me), add pieces of ham and boiled egg (sliced) on top of a slice of bread. Generously drizzle a layer of melted cheese. Microwave on medium high heat for about 2 minutes.
D24 Durian Kaya Rainbow Steamed Bread
To celebrate Singapore’s National Day, Ya Kun Kaya Toast started offering a D24 Durian Kaya & Rainbow Steamed Bread for $$5.60 (price might differ if you order via Foodpanda).
Now this is one must-try for durian lovers. The rainbow colours are attractive, so the visuals are there. Taste-wise, let’s say that durian itself is an acquired taste. So there will be those who will love it, and those who don’t.
How to Make Avocado on Toast
As promised, here's a recipe for your #millennial avocado on toast. We all know that avo toasts have ridiculous prices in hipster cafes, so why not make one at home?
1 ripe avocado
big pinch chilli flakes
2 slices bread of your preference
a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Cut the avocado in half, remove its stone, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice and mash with a fork.
Season to taste with a bit of salt, black pepper and chilli flakes (if you prefer it spicy).
Toast your bread, then drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil.
Then pile a scoop of avocado on top.