Are you a Singaporean stuck in Tokyo and homesick from the lack of hawker food?
Or just a Japanese who visited Singapore and have already finished up your jar of kaya?
Ah… the taste of Kaya. I want to eat it again ( ´ •̥ ̫ •̥ ` )
Well, now you can. Cause Ya Kun has opened an outlet near an office building in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Ya Kun Kaya Toast 新宿住友ビル店 〒163-0248
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It’s not in the Singapore but in Japan, Tokyo!!😂 Finally my loving yakun kaya toast arrived here in Tokyo!! When I saw article on the internet, I couldn’t help visiting here. On Sunday morning our family went there and enjoyed good kopi😊 Until the middle of July we can order only drinks so next time I will have kaya toast after a long time! #kopi#yakun#yakunkayatoast #新宿カフェ#ヤクンカヤトースト #hawkerfood #singapore #singaporefood #sgfoodies #foodiesg #foodies #sgfood #sghawkerfood #localfood #sglocalfood #sghawker #singaporeeats#singaporelife#foodie#singaporetrip#sgfoodiary#eatoursg##foodlover#foodsg#sgfoodie#sgigfoodies#sgfoodporn#sgfooddiary#sgigfood
These two tweets show what the inside looks like:
— 前川哲成｜人生にフルパンプ (@tessei213) June 18, 2020
— 伊能すみ子 (@Alicesann) June 19, 2020
This actually isn’t the first outlet ever in Japan. Ya Kun had opened one about 10 years ago but closed it later.
But I know most of you reading this probably aren’t in Japan and are just kaypoh. Will Ya Kun maintain standards in Japan? How much is Kopi in Japan?
Kopi Ala Carte ¥320 (S$4.16), Kaya Toast Ala Carte ¥430 (S$5.59), Set ¥860 (S$11.18)
From Ya Kun’s site, you can find the menu showing the following prices.
Kopi starting from ¥320 (S$4.16) for regular size.
Kaya Toast starting from ¥430 (S$5.59).
And the sets we all love starting from ¥860 (S$11.18).
When you look at that price you’re probably:
On the bright side, when we go lim kopi, we can now say it’s like a cafe. In fact, this Ya Kun outlet is apparently labelled as a “Singapore cafe”.
Those are definitely cafe-like prices, if not anything else.
But wait, actually I lied. Cause there’s a promo, where the price for a set is only ¥490 (S$6.37):
Now, that’s not too far off.
Sells Other Local Dishes Like Chicken Rice And Nasi Lemak Too
If you need non-kaya reasons to visit the cafe, this will be it. Chicken rice set goes for ¥900 (S$11.70).
In their regular menu, you can also find Nasi Lemak, Chicken Satay, Curry Chicken, Laksa, Mee Siam and Mee Rubus for about ¥1200 (S$15.00).
But as for whether their standards are up there or not, we can’t tell you yet. Cause Mothership received news that there are currently only drink items in that outlet. The food items will be out in July.
How To Eat Kaya Toast
In some Japanese restaurants, you’ll see signs with clear instructions on the “proper way” to eat the food.
Now we have those illustrations for Kopi and Kaya too.
The illustrations not only show the difference between Kopi-O and Kopi-C but also how to eat Kaya Toast:
On their website, you’ll also find an explanation that Kaya Toast is “soul food”.
Wait, pandan leaf is a herb?
Well, when this Covid-19 outbreak is over, maybe we should just take a jaunt to Japan and see if it measures up to Singapore standards.
Now, isn’t that a novel way of saying things.
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