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5.050 TERRP 21(1.18) Ya Kun Kaya Toast: Chicken Sa Po Fan + Kaya Toast with Butter

-Cycle 5, Item 50-
24 (Mon) February 2014

-Singaporean-
Chicken Sa Po Fan + Kaya Toast with Butter

1.5

at Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (TERRP). In Manila through mid-April, living above Robinsons Place, I'm going to attempt eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, so this could be my unique contribution to the food/blog scene of Manila. Given time constraints, I'll begin with the 39 establishments (currently--down from the initial 40) on the first floor, whenever possible, working my way up.  

This is the 21st restaurant in the series, the 18th from the 1st floor.  Adriatico Wing.


Previously covered restaurants (see post 11(1.11) below for links to installments 01-10):

- 11(1.11) Feb 5 / Wendy's (American) (see 5.031 Baconator Mushroom Melt) / 1.0 / $
- 12(3.01) Feb 6 / Healthy Shabu Shabu (Japanese) (see 5.032 Fish Fillet Set) / 3.0 / $$$
- 13(1.12) Feb 7 / Classic Savory (Chinese) (see 5.033 Classic Chicken Combo B4...) / 2.5 / $$
- 14(1.13) Feb 9 / CHA-a (Filipino) (see 5.035 Rice + Fake Meat & Potato Stew...) / 0.5 / $
- 15(1.14) Feb 10 / McDonald's (American) (see 5.036 1-Piece Chicken McDo & McSpaghetti Meal) (Filipino) / 1.0 / $
- 16(1.15) Feb 12 / Greenwich (American) (see 5.037 Garden Fresh Thin Crust Pizza) / 1.5 / $
- 17(1.16) Feb 13 / Soi (Thai) (see 5.039 Thai Kangkong) / 3.5 / $$
- 18(2.01) Feb 14 / Cyma Greek Taverna (Greek) (see 5.045 Spinach & Artichoke Fondue) / 4.0 / $$$
- 19(3.02) Feb 20 / Shanghai Cuisine (Chinese) (see 5.046 Seafood Chop Suey...) / 2.5 / $$
- 20(1.17) Feb 23 / Italianni's (Italian) (see 5.049 Grilled Pepper Fish Fillet (with Spaghetti)) / 4.0 / $$$


Sa po ji fan is a Chinese/Malaysian/Singaporean hotpot dish.  Consists of rice ("fan") and chicken ("ji"), and often sausage, seasoned with soy sauce, cooked to a sizzle and served in the same clay pot ("sa po").  

Kaya toast is a Malaysian/Singaporean bread dish.  Consists of toast topped with kaya, a jam made from coconut milk, sugar, egg.  Often eaten as a quick breakfast with coffee or tea.     

If not for this sign, I wouldn't have known that this place serves actual food food.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a Singaporean chain coffee/tea shop.  Founded in 1944.  By Loi Ah Koon--"Ya Kun" is the guy's name as it'd be written/pronounced in Hanyu Pinyin (Mandarin).  Currently over 30 locations in Singapore and 20 overseas, including 5 in Korea and 4 in the Philippines, including 1 in Robinsons Place.  In addition to the signature kaya toast, the menu offers various snack-like items, such as simple sandwiches and noodle/rice dishes, such as, exclusively in the Philippines, chicken sa po fan.

The kaya toast was too sweet for my tastes.  In fact, it didn't taste at all like coconut, just caramel.  Though I could see how it might be okay with a strong cup of coffee in the morning.

The claypot chicken was whatever.

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