Food Review: Sen Yen Charcoal Traditional Toast | Old School Charcoal Toast in Sin Ming
The Place Located right beside Sin Ming Roti Prata, I couldn’t resist trying the breakfast set from Sen Yen Charcoal Traditional Toast despite having the Coin Prata as well. As the name suggests, this nondescript coffee stall does their toast over charcoal which is quite rare these days.
The Food I went for the Kaya Toast Set (S$3.50) which comes with a coffee and e half boiled eggs as well. Unlike Yakun and consistent with other coffee shop stalls, you have to break your own eggs here. Thankfully, the eggs are runny enough and my absolute pet peeve is breaking the eggs only to realise that the yolk is solidified. #turnoff
The toast here is very traditional and uses white bread, sliced into rectangular slices. It does remind me of the Kaya Toast from Heap Seng Leong in North Bridge Road. Inside the toast, you get thick slices of butter which are disapproved by your arteries. To be fair, the kaya toast is not out of the world but it is that familiar old school flavour which appeals the most.
Rants The coffeeshop can get really packed and it may take some time to get a table especially for bigger groups.
Will I Return Again? I wouldn’t mind having it again if I have to wait for my prata, though it wouldn’t warrant a special visit just for it. That said, such old school toast flavour is already very hard to come by these days and I appreciate that this option still exists.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 1/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Sen Yen Charcoal Traditional Toast
24 Sin Ming Road
#01-01 Stall 3
Daily: 7am to 9pm
Ranted by The Ranter