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SEA 2014: You’re Doing It Wrong at Tong Heng (Singapore)

My time in Singapore was characterized by eating, more eating, and then eating some more, to the point of a constant malaise/euphoria from being so full of delicious food.

One place that might be on your eating list is Tong Heng, which is known for their egg tarts (Gary from View From the Wing wrote about it in his recent Singapore food recap). But if you stop at the egg tarts, you’re doing it wrong.

Inside Tong Heng

Inside Tong Heng

The best thing I ate at Tong Heng was their kaya omelet toast aka fried deliciousness with kaya smothered on top aka kaya eggy orgasm in your mouth. It’s like kaya toast, but with an omelet on it, then deep fried. They make it to order, and it’s best consumed immediately.

Secret menu at the back (not really secret, just not well known)

Secret menu at the back (not really secret, just not well known)

To provide a little context, we stopped at this place after gorging ourselves at the nearby Maxwell Food Centre where we had chicken rice, porridge, dumplings, and drinks. We really didn’t have room to eat much more than half an egg tart each, but we finished the omelet anyway because it was that frickin’ delicious (so much delicious regret afterward).

The egg tart wishes it could be as tasty as the kaya toast omelet

The egg tart wishes it could be as tasty as the kaya toast omelet

Don’t get me wrong: the egg tart was good, but there are lots of places in the world to get good egg tarts (I also don’t think this place is worth a detour just for their egg tarts). But if you like fried food and dessert, I’m sure you’ll love the kaya toast omelet as much as we did.

If you want to go, it’s within walking distance of the Chinatown MRT, and it’s a block away from the Maxwell Food Centre.