With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, the salted egg fad rides on through the Lunar New Year, making fans out of many Singaporeans. With ever creative twists on how to introduce the rich creamy yolk into dishes, here are some of the must-try salted egg dishes from around the island that you should really sneak into gatherings this Chinese New Year.
1. Salted Egg Croissant
A craze has begun recently for French restaurant Antoinette’s flaky and buttery croissant with creamy salted egg yolk custard, a decadent velvet that oozes out in a bite. A real treat that recently sold 300 pieces within an hour. For only $6.50 per piece, we think it’s a real steal!
2. Salted Yolk Tart
Located at Millenia Walk, Tart Blanc bakes up a peach & salted yolk tart with egg yolk filling and brûlée-d peaches, served with a portion of sour cream coffee cake. The combination of the sweet but tart caramelised peach and salty, savoury egg yolk custard balances well with the bittersweet coffee cake; it’s sure to please any tongue.
3. Salted Egg Yolk Lava Cake
An upgrade from the usual molten chocolate – the salted egg yolk version from Five & Dime comes in a quaint dim sum basket, revealing itself as a bittersweet chocolate cake with creamy salted egg yolk filling. The decadent dessert is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
4. Salted Egg Cookies
Pies & Coffee has whipped up a new batch of festive cookies, including a crumbly salted egg cookie with an addictive aftertaste that leaves us wanting more. The slightly buttery and salty cookies melt with every bite. Remember, Chinese New Year is all about abundance – so have them all!
5. Salted Egg Yolk Crab
No new year is complete without seafood delicacies, especially crab. The famous salted egg yolk crab from No Signboard Seafood is known for being a mouth-watering delight, drizzled in generous amounts of salted egg yolk sauce. This truly indulgent Singapore delicacy is a must-have dish for the Chinese New Year.
6. Salted Egg Yolk Pizza
A personal favourite, Beer Market’s salted egg yolk seafood pizza has my vote with its chunky bits of chicken and succulent prawns. The creamy and salty sauce topped over the pizza makes it extremely addictive. Be warned – the size of the pizza is considered to be a generous portion, even when shared among three diners.
7. Salted Egg Aioli Dip
With their tagline “Inspired Singapore Cuisine”, the ultimate local dip by The Quarters consists of chillies, mayonnaise, and salted egg yolk – a sinful condiment to satisfy those random cravings. Get your stash of this luscious local dip that goes hand-in-hand with almost any fried finger food for S$14!
Header image taken from Antoinette’s Facebook page here.