Nasi Kicap Telur


Eggs, rice, and sweet soy sauce are a simple pleasure



In my “5 Meals to Cook on a Lazy Day” series, I got to try thickened, sweet soy sauce in an excellent Singaporean rice dish called nasi kicap telur. I had never tried this sauce, and it is so delicious in this familiar yet unique meal. If you love umami-esque flavors, satisfying rice dishes, and uncommon sweet-and-savory combinations, I urge you to try this delicacy!

This nasi kicap telur recipe comes from Shareffa, who hails from Singapore. Made from eggs, kecap manis, white rice, and green onion, this dish is the perfect lazy meal. Shareffa has fond memories of her mom and grandmother making it for her when she was a young girl. Nowadays, she makes it for herself, and it still holds up as an ideal comfort food. Heating up leftover rice, making a sunny-side-up egg, and drizzling everything in the sweet soy sauce doesn’t take very much time at all, but it still maintains that cozy connotation that any classic homemade meal boasts!

My nasi kicap telur was so easy to make and extremely satisfying. It was savory and slightly sweet, but the fact that the cooking process wasn’t a huge production leveled up this dish! Again, the thickened sweet soy sauce was new to me, and I loved mixing it in with everything else. (Side note: Ever since starting this channel, I eat rice for breakfast more than I ever had before. It’s a fabulous experience and never fails to set you up for a good day!) This sauce can also be used in a ton of recipes with chicken and fish, so it’s very versatile.

On the whole, nasi kicap telur is a simple, low-entry point to eating something super familiar but different enough to make you feel adventurous. I really enjoyed this dish, and I hope you try it during your next lazy day when you don’t have much in the house other than leftover rice and eggs!

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Nasi Kicap Telur


  • cooked rice
  • 1-2 eggs
  • sweet soy sauce
  • sambal
  • green onions chopped


  • Either cook your rice fresh or warm leftover rice.
  • Fry eggs to your liking.
  • Place eggs on top of rice. Drizzle on soy sauce, a little of this goes a long way!
  • Garnish with a dollop of sambal and green onions. Enjoy!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Region: Asia
Keyword: Comfort food


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