AKA: kaya • sri kaya • coconut custard • coconut curd
About: This coconut spread is an American take on a Southeast Asian pantry staple. For breakfast, it’s served on buttered toast…but it’s applications go beyond that!
Brand: HEY BOO
Origin: San Francisco, California
Ingredients: coconut milk • sugar • egg yolks • sea salt • citric acid • carbo gum
Calories: 60 per 1/2 ounce
Substitutes: nut butter • fruit jam & curd
Store: Your local grocery store near jams and jellies, or check in the international section. Asian Markets may carry other brands.
Online: Amazon • Hey Boo • Zingerman’s
Other Products: mango coconut • coconut chocolate
Make Your Own authentic Kaya (via Rasa Malaysia)
Storage: Refrigerator opened jar as specified on the “Best By” sticker. Place unopened jar in a cool, dark place for up to 2 years.
Taste & Texture: custard-y • rich • creamy • subtle coconut flavor • a little too sweet for me, but paired with something salty tones it down
Suggested Uses: top on toast, waffles, or pancakes • mix into yogurt or smoothies • spread on scones, biscuits, bagels • drizzle on ice cream, cakes, or sorbet • dip for pretzels, crackers, or apples • in pies or crêpes • serve on a cheese board
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