Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Breakfast Kopitiam-Style!

In Malaysia and Singapore, half-boiled eggs for breakfast is very common and found at most local coffee shops ("kopitiam" to locals). Eaten, local-style, with a dash of pepper and light soy sauce to enhance the natural flavour of the eggs.

Writing this post brings back sweet memories of my childhood to kopitiams in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was always in awe at people who slurped their half-boiled eggs from a saucer..yes, a saucer! And when they finished, a look of satisfaction always swept across their faces.

I have tried it but only at home! It really is satisfying and somehow words are insufficient to do justice to describe this simple treat.

2pcs Eggs, room temperature
Water, piping hot
Light Soy Sauce

1. Put eggs into hot water and cover with lid. Time it for about 8 minutes for medium eggs. 10-12 minutes for large eggs.
2. Crack eggs into a bowl, egg should be runny whereby the egg white should no longer be translucent but white-in-colour. Mix it a little, add a dash of pepper and light soy sauce to taste.
3. Serve with toast and a cup of coffee/tea.


  1. I gave this a try and loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the post! I'm away from home and this is really great!

  3. My mum eats this - I always thought it was a little strange, but at the end of the day it's really just boiled eggs and toast :) Yum.