Is Ya Kun Kaya Toast Singapore Halal?


Noor Aishah Karim •  Apr 28, 2023

What is Ya Kun Kaya Toast?

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a popular chain of coffee shops in Singapore that has become a household name. Known for its delicious kaya toast, Yakun has been a go-to breakfast spot for locals and tourists alike for over 70 years.

Kaya toast is a traditional Singaporean breakfast dish that consists of toasted bread spread with a layer of kaya, a sweet coconut jam, and a slice of butter. Yakun's version is widely regarded as one of the best in the city, and they also offer a variety of other breakfast dishes, snacks, and beverages.

Is Ya Kun Kaya Toast halal?

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is not halal-certified. The Ya Kun Kaya jars are not halal-certified anymore either, however, we have confirmed that the ingredients remain the same. Do consume at your own discretion.

These bottles of kaya are available for takeaway. They also have a special pack called the Ya Kun Elfin Pack with 2 jars and unique packaging. With one of its outlets being conveniently located at Singapore’s Changi Airport and 70 other outlets scattered across Singapore, It’s the perfect souvenir or even gift!

P.S. Looking for Muslim-friendly souvenirs to buy in Singapore? Check out this list

Credit: Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Here are some of Ya Kun Kaya Toast’s bestsellers:

1) Kaya toast set

It comes with two slices of toast, soft-boiled eggs, and a cup of coffee or tea. They also offer other variations of the toast, such as the kaya butter thick toast and steamed kaya butter toast.

2) Singaporean Kopi (coffee) and Teh (tea)

Their kopi is one of Yakun’s specialities! Made by roasting and brewing a blend of coffee beans with sugar and margarine, resulting in a smooth and slightly sweet taste. Their tea is just as good!

3) Controversy about halal products

In 2014, there was a post about how Ya Kun Kaya Toast sold pork. This was untrue as the outlet was in the Philippines, and Ya Kun Singapore does not sell such an item. Here is the clarification.

We hope the information has been helpful to you, but if you're looking for halal places to have breakfast, here's a list you can check out. Alternatively, if you’re looking for halal-certified eateries to enjoy kaya toast, you can visit Butter Bean, Heavenly Wang or even Ma Mum!

Halal status: Their eateries are not halal-certified, but their kaya spreads are!


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