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 wildly popular in Southeast Asia, mainly in Malaysia and Singapore. It is a food spread, a fruit curd made from a base of coconut milk, eggs and sugar. The word kaya means rich in the Malay language and hence represents the texture of this popular food.
Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
A close-up of Kaya
Kaya, 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 but is enjoyed throughout the day.
Different varieties available include nyonya kaya, which is a lighter green colour, and Hainanese kaya, which is a darker brown and uses caramalised 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.
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.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:07:30 -0800
Coconut Jam from Hey Boo, based in San Francisco, comes from a recipe of Chinese origin – called Srikaya – that became popular in Indonesia, says founder Cristina Widjaja. The jam was recognized as a sofi finalist by the Specialty Food Association in ...
Times of Oman
Times of Oman
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:11:15 -0800
Tong Ah at 35 Keong Saik Road (11am-2.30pm and 5-10pm daily) is the place for kaya toast: thin, toasted sandwiches slathered in home-made coconut jam, with a knob of cold butter in the middle. Kopi (sweetened coffee, filtered through cotton socks) and ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:48:18 -0800
Tong Ah (25) at 35 Keong Saik Road (11am-2.30pm and 5-10pm daily) is the place for kaya toast: thin, toasted sandwiches slathered in home-made coconut jam, with a knob of cold butter in the middle. Kopi (sweetened coffee, filtered through cotton socks) ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:05:11 -0800
ChoLon's menu of Asian-inspired small plates are perfect for mixing and matching without filling you up. One of our favorites, the French onion soup dumplings, may be a little dangerous for a new outfit, but Kaya toast with coconut jam, pork belly ...
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:38:04 -0800
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:10:23 -0800
Chocolate moron (steamed rice cake) from Abuyog in Leyte, handwoven banig (mats) from Zamboanga, coconut jam with coco sugar from South Cotabato and handcrafted jewelry from Bicol are just a few of the artisanal delicacies and products one can take ...
Sun, 03 Dec 2006 00:07:48 -0800
These quick and easy coconut biscuits are just perfect with a nice cup of tea. 0:10. To Prep. 0:15. To Cook. 7. INGREDIENTS. EASY. DIFFICULTY. 32. MAKES. 4.5. AVG RATING. (19 Members). Rate this recipe · To my cookbook. Coconut jam drops.
Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:56:02 -0700
Kaya is a curd-like coconut jam often served as a toasted sandwich for breakfast. Adapting a Martha Stewart recipe for lemon curd brings a taste of Singapore home. By Patricia Tanumihardja, The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook March 31, 2014. close.
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