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Sending out an SOS for the Kaya Toast at Susan Feniger's Street

July 22, 2009 | 11:13 am

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When chefs Susan Feniger and Kasja Alger were crafting the new menu for Susan Feniger's Street, the Kaya Toast almost didn't make the cut. The co-owners weren't sure diners would go for the unusual dish. Good thing they gave it a chance. It's turned out to be one of the most popular dishes on the menu, and if you've tried it, you know why: It's a coconut "jam" slather on a dense white bread that's been lightly toasted and dotted with thin slivers of butter, topped with a sunny-side-up egg and then drizzled with dark soy sauce. Among its fans: L.A. food blogger Jo Stougaard at My Last Bite: "There's just something so comforting about dipping the sweet coconut jam toast into the runny egg yolk... I need to get some soon! Next time I'm NOT sharing it. My husband can get his own."

Kaya Toast fans everywhere now owe Sherrie Gulmahamad of Los Angeles a debt of gratitude: Sherrie wrote to Culinary SOS to ask for the recipe, and Susan and Kasja were happy to pass it along to our test kitchen manager Noelle Carter, who adapted it for the home cook. Here it is, Sherry. Enjoy!

-- Rene Lynch

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