Reviewed: Salted egg yolk dishes in Singapore

With the salted egg yolk trend reaching boiling point, we show you the dishes that are actually worth the cholesterol
By Natasha Hong |
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Restaurants, French

Salted yolk lava croissant

icon-location-pin Kallang
$6.50 at Antoinette

Antoinette garnered plenty of attention for this pastry, injecting a liu sha bao-like emulsion of yolk, sugar and milk into a limited number of croissants each day. The sandy texture certainly reminds us that they only use real eggs, but the saltiness just isn’t there.
Restaurants, French

Salted egg croissant

icon-location-pin Marine Parade
$6 at Do.Main Bakery

Frederic Deshayes and his team pipe their chunkier, deep orange curd on cut halves of croissants. It’s disconcerting to see the pastries sit in chilled cases until they’re microwaved to order, but in each bite, you’re guaranteed good, salty hits of the filling, which almost tastes like cheese.
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Restaurants, Cafés

Pork belly eggs Benedict

icon-location-pin Rochor
$20.90 at FROTH 

We’re all for chilling out at Froth’s airy and sunlit basement space, but skip its eggs Benny plate if you’d like to stay hydrated. A silky and punchy hollandaise, while appetising, only pickles the tongue even more when sauced on thick, rubbery pork belly slices and toast you’d need a saw to cut through.
Restaurants, Cafés

Salted eggs Benedict

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar
$17 at Drury Lane

Drury Lane’s hype-leaning all-day breakfast plate is a marriage between Chinese-style salted egg prawns and the brunch staple. Thick drizzles of a chunky duck yolk-imbued hollandaise blanket poached eggs and prawns, but skip the gummy mantou buns.
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Restaurants

Salted egg yolk ice cream

icon-location-pin City Hall
$3.60/small cup at Tom's Palette 

Tom’s Palette’s scoops don’t commit to the same saltiness of salted caramel, and those chunks between powdery licks of ice cream are almost like a sticky gel. We like you, Tom, but we’ll just stick to your other flavours.
Restaurants

Salted egg yolk ice cream

icon-location-pin Novena

$4/scoop at Scoop Therapy

Sandy and with a weird floral flavour (maybe from an earlier scoop of lavender ice cream the parlour also serves?), this almost-savoury scoop of confusion tastes more like a sweet vanilla treat with a slightly velvety texture swirled in. Just no.

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Restaurants, Fusion

Donuts with salted egg dip

icon-location-pin Novena
$6 at FIX 

We like that we were able to slather on as much sauce as we wanted. But that’s pretty much where the love ends. The oily salted egg yolk sauce served on the side more closely resembles melted butter than liu sha cream.
Restaurants, Fusion

Liu sha donuts

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar
$7 at May May

These filled donut holes were oozing their golden inners even as we trekked back to the office. Unfortunately, that gritty crust of sugar did everything it could to drown out the flavour of the glossy-thin yellow filling and fluffy fried dough.
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Restaurants

Gourmet waffles with salted egg yolk sauce

icon-location-pin Bedok
$7 at FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

FATCAT lets you build your own salted egg yolk-sauced (add $1) waffles with charcoal-blackened pastry, and your choice of as many scoops of ice cream ($4.50) as you want. Swap the recommended Butterbeer for the buttery, nutty pistachio ice cream to complement the savoury sauce.
Restaurants, Fusion

Gold rush waffle

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar
$15 at Group Therapy

Group Therapy serves a pretty good version of salted egg yolk sauce, nicely crisp waffles, and rich vanilla and chocolate ice cream on a plate. But when all these are plated together with chocolate soil and powdered sugar, you’ll struggle to find the savouriness you paid a premium for.
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Irvins, Salted egg snacks

Salted egg snacks

$15 at Irvins

You’d be lucky to pick up a jar of Irvins chips, sold in two flavours, at pop-ups. We managed to beat off eager office aunties to snag the thin, melt-on-the-tongue potato chips, but the verdict is still out on whether the team prefers them to the fish skins, coated in an addictive orange snow.

www.irvinsaltedegg.com
TGD original salted egg potato crisps, The Golden Street Stall

TGD original salted egg potato crisps

$7 at The Golden Street Stall

Tasters who found Irvins’ crisps too ‘flavourful’ (how is that even a thing?) prefer the milder crisps by the Taiwan-inspired Golden Street Stall. This online retailer, with pop-up booths set up around town, sells resealable bags of translucent, thin potato shavings. Their light coating of salt means you can keep on munching – without getting too jelak – longer.

www.tgdsingapore.com

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