For those who have ever visited Pematang Siantar in North Sumatera, they must know this heavenly taste coconut egg jam. Selai srikaya or selai sarikaya or kaya, literally meaning “rich jam” in Indonesian or Malay, can refer to 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. It has rich (srikaya or kaya in Indonesian or Malay) texture so it is called selai srikaya.
(left: a new jar of Selai Ganda, right: Selai Sedap)
There are two infamous selai srikaya store in Siantar, Toko Roti “Ganda” and Kedai Kopi “Sedap”. Toko Roti “Ganda” is a bakery located in Sutomo street number 89, Pematang Siantar while Kedai Kopi “Sedap” is a coffe shop located in Sutomo street number 97, Pematang Siantar, phone +62 622-24380.
Selai srikaya goes well with white bread, whole bread, cake, crackers, baguette, banana, or anything you like, plus a cup of hot tea or coffe. This yummy food reminds me of Nutella, but im still a #teamselaisrikaya
Last christmas, my friend brought me 3 jars of Selai Sedap and i kept them in refrigerator. I and my colleague had eaten 2 jars in 2 weeks and i kept the last jar for myself only until 3 months, and it still tastes good. I have popularized selai srikaya in my office since 2013 so they are familiar with this foodgasm-made-food now. (*.*)/