digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Coconut jam
Coconut jam.jpg
A Pandan flavour coconut jam
Alternative names Srikaya, kaya
Type Spread
Place of origin Malaysia
Main ingredients Coconut, sugar, eggs
Cookbook: Coconut jam  Media: Coconut jam

Kaya, Serikaya or Srikaya (Malay: kaya; Indonesian: seri kaya; Tagalog: matamís sa báo, matamís na báo, or kalamay-hatì; Hokkien: 咖吔 ka-ia) is a food spread, a fruit curd made from a base of coconut milk, eggs and sugar. It is wildly popular in Southeast Asia, mainly in Malaysia and Singapore. The word kaya means rich in the Malay language and hence represents the texture of this popular food.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore[edit]

A close-up of Kaya showing texture.

Kaya,[1] also called Srikaya or coconut egg jam, is a sweet creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk (also known as santan), duck or chicken eggs which are flavored by pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar. The colour varies depending on the colour of the egg yolks, the amount of pandan and extent of caramelisation of the sugar. As a popular local spread, kaya is typically spread on toast to make kaya toast and eaten in the morning[2] but is enjoyed throughout the day. For those who want a jar for themselves, kaya can be found in most kopitiam and night market.

Different varieties available include nyonya kaya, which is a lighter green colour, and Hainanese kaya, which is a darker brown and uses caramelised sugar, and is often further sweetened with honey.

Kaya is used as a topping for several desserts including pulut taitai or pulut tekan, a dessert of sweet glutinous rice coloured blue with butterfly pea flowers (bunga telang), and pulut seri muka, a similar dessert but coloured green with pandan leaves. It is also used with glutinous rice to make kuih seri kaya.


Philippine coconut jam is made from coconut cream (the first and second press of grated coconut meat) and cane sugar extract or molasses (treacle). It is often eaten on toast or pandesal and is used to make kalamay.


Main article: Coconut custard

Sangkhaya (Thai: สังขยา, pronounced [sǎŋkʰàjǎː]) is a similar concoction but it has a less sticky and more custard-like texture. It is sometimes called "coconut custard" in English and is used to make sangkhaya fakthong (สังขยาฟักทอง,  [sǎŋkʰàjǎː fáktʰɔ̄ːŋ]; sangkhaya maryu in Lao), sangkhaya pumpkin or custard pumpkin, khao niao sangkhaya (ข้าวเหนียวสังขยา,  [kʰâːw nǐaw sǎŋkʰàjǎː]), glutinous rice with sangkhaya, and sangkhaya maphrao (สังขยามะพร้าว,  [sǎŋkʰàjǎː māpʰráːw]), sangkhaya served in a coconut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Julie Wong (3 August 2014). "Kaya: A rich spread". The Star. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Michael Aquino. "Roti Kaya - a Favorite Kopitiam Breakfast throughout Malaysia and Singapore". About Travel. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_jam — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

206 news items

Florida Today

Florida Today
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:56:15 -0700

The five-course menu includes Blue Point oyster topped with sturgeon caviar and crème frache and tuna tartare with sesame crust and avocado wasabi and crispy Tobiko wonton, diver scallops escabeche with grilled ginger and pineapple-coconut jam, ...

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:37:17 -0700

Everything a growing boy needs; El Dorado rum, Coco Lopez cream of coconut, jam and peanut butter all served up in a lunch box with some Chipstix, a chocolate bar and a tangerine. My El Coco Bru twisted pina colada is a nod to my Scottish heritage; ...
The Beijinger (blog)
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Kaya toast – toast with coconut jam and butter – can be found at Toast Box outlets across the city. The Raffles City Toast Box branch serves up a breakfast set, which includes kaya toast, a choice of coffee or milk tea, and an egg (boiled fully, or ...


Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:15:00 -0700

... at Yut Kee, which has been turning out these fried chicken legs topped with cubed vegetables and spicy onion gravy for nearly a century; another local delicacy that looks decidedly familiar is Kaya toast, soft white bread with coconut jam, butter ...

Mimi Froufrou

Mimi Froufrou
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:21:52 -0700

It ends up smelling like mouth-watering Malaysian Kaya, the irresistible coconut jam with a smoky facet whose best recipes are found on local farm markets. The tart green mango lives on. Needless to say, L'Eau Corail is a gifted eau to help you travel ...

The Tennis Space

The Tennis Space
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 01:26:15 -0700

Gotta love this place. Good old Victorian splendour in the historic Block Arcade in central Melbourne. You really should be wearing a hat and gloves to eat here. It's tres elegant. Afternoon Tea is an absolute must. Forget the savouries, just get wired ...
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 16:00:00 -0800

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 24cm x 29.5cm (base) lamington pan. Step 2. Process flour, 1/2 cup sugar and butter to resemble breadcrumbs. Add 1 egg and vanilla. Process to form a dough. Step 3. Press dough into base of prepared ...
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:04:05 -0700

I am going to be honest with you. This makes a rather crumbly (though gorgeously moist) cake. Other cooks may have gone back to the drawing board but I loved the texture and so did the rest of the family, so try it! For the cake: ○ 175g self-raising ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight