When I went to Hong Kong a couple years ago, my friend took me to an American equivalent of a coffee shop and ordered me a big cup of hot milk tea and kaya toast sandwich. Kaya (or Sri Kaya) jam is a Malaysian coconut egg jam that’s made from coconut milk, duck or chicken eggs that’s flavored with pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar.
Let me describe this sandwich to you. Between 2 pieces of thin crispy toast is a layer of the sweet creamy kaya jam. On top of that lies 1mm slabs of cold butter. Yes, butter. I couldn’t believe I was about to eat a butter sandwich, but wow… this was to die for… literally!