Updated: Sep 27
Crispy toast and sweet nostalgia in every bite at Tong Ah Eating House.
Established in 1939, Tong Ah Eating House is a traditional coffee shop that is loved for their toast, half-boiled eggs and kopi. With over 80 years of experience under their belt, how good are they? Let's hear it directly from the Scratchbac community.
A Traditional Coffee Shop in the City
In the bustling streets of Keong Saik filled with new cafes and restaurants, Tong Ah Eating House stands like a time machine, as @chenhaokee observed. It's a place with traditional coffee shop vibes for sure!
Perhaps because of its lacklustre décor and storefront compared to its neighbours, it seems a bit lonely in the evening (😕). Go support our local aunties and uncles! As for @chenhaokee, he's already planning a sunrise raid on this breakfast haven even though they sell toast all-day. He really said “you snooze, you lose”. 👍🏻
All-Day Breakfast Delights
It's always breakfast o'clock at Tong Ah Eating House, and @janissa's got the scoop. Their Crispy Thin Toast Kaya is the real MVP, serving up crispy, thin slices of heaven. It's like a harmonious dance of butter and kaya on your taste buds. “The Kaya is sweet and the toast is just nicely done. ++ It’s done fast. Within 5 minutes you’re out the door and ready to go to the office,” raves @pogstal.
And for those who can't live without their caffeine, Tong Ah Eating House has all the traditional coffee shop drinks you are looking for. Here's a pro-tip from @sheeshhui: “Kopi c siew dai is fragrant and thick. Still like their iced kopi better, not too sweet.”. When it comes to their Teh-C, its got that strong tea game but no sugar rush, according to @janissa. Bottom line: Tong Ah's breakfast game is strong if you like your toast crispy and your drinks not-too-sweet, and they're here to fuel your day. 🍞🧈
Secret Menu and Other Tasty Surprises
Shh, don't tell everyone, but Tong Ah Eating House has a secret menu, as revealed by @sheeshhui. Just ask the aunties or uncles! It's like discovering a treasure chest of flavours hidden in plain sight. @chenhaokee also heard from his friend that “apparently the uncle sells their coffee beans too if anybody is interested”.
But the secrets don't stop there. @sheeshhui tells us that the fish beehoon is pretty decent, with generous amounts of fish and vegetables. “Marvellous. Just look at that yolk! 🤤 The hor fun I must say is really nice. Fragrant wok hey smell,” if you must hear from @jerryneo directly about the Moonlight Hor Fun aka 月光河粉.
So, whether it's a secret menu delight or a not-so-secret tasty surprise, Tong Ah has some tricks up its culinary sleeve that are bound to make your taste buds tango.
Secret Menu and Other Tasty Surprises Final Verdict
And there you have it, the scoops we got from the Scratchbac community on Tong Ah Eating House! With each bite, Tong Ah carries the legacy of timeless flavours, leaving you with a memorable foodie experience that'll keep you coming back for more.
Tong Ah Eating House
35 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089142
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 7 am–10 pm, Wed 7 am–2 pm
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User @janissa, "Good morning! Having the Crispy Thin Toast Kaya (their signature) from Tong Ah for breakfast. ⛅ Truly crispy and thin with a good balance of butter and kaya. 🍞🧈 The Teh-C has a strong tea taste but not sweet as intended… Needed the sugar 😂 Menu for reference! Support the aunties uncles here #SBQ1"
User @chenhaokee, "Visited a friend's office nearby and heard that this place sells good singaporean bfast. Looks like a traditional coffee shop. So sad empty in the evening 😕 No time to try today, maybe I will come next time in the morning for bfast 👍🏻 Apparently the uncle sells their coffee beans too if anybody is interested. Shared with me by my friend who frequents there often."
User @sheeshhui, "Surprised that Tong Ah has fish head beehoon! I was looking for something soupy and the aunty suggested it. It was decent and they were generous with the fish and vege portions. Kopi c siew dai is fragrant and thick. Still like their iced kopi better, not too sweet. #SBQ1"