The Most Delicious, Nutritious and Comforting Bowl of Oatmeal

So, as I mentioned in my last post, my family is moving to London.. This means that we're basically trying to clean up as much as possible and especially focus on finishing the ingredients left in out fridge/kitchen/pantry before having to buy just a few necessary items. It so happened to be that we had just the right amount of oats and tons of mix-ins for oatmeal, so when I woke up this morning, I was about to ask my mom whether she wanted me to make us both yummy bowls of oatmeal... when SHE called me from the kitchen and questioned, "Oatmeal today?". I guess that's why we're mother-daughter!

Of course, following this, I did. I grabbed some milk, some water, and the leftover baby oats (which just happened to be the perfect amount for both of us!) and heated them on the stove top. I mixed in a pinch of white sesame seeds, cinnamon and a chopped apple. I continued to stir until creamy and fragrant (the waft of healthy apple pie in the bowl permeated throughout mmm..). I divided the oatmeal into two bowls and topped with chopped pecans, cranberries and a drizzle of honey. It was time to enjoy! 

There's the reflection of my mom sitting across from me! Oh, and it was DELISH and obviously healthy too!


Ya Kun Kaya Toast

It's been a fantastic an unforgettable ten years, Singapore... but it's now time for me to move on. Singapore, you will always be in my heart and will always be my home, but I'm just going on an extended vacation for a bit.. to London! Things are a bit crazy around the house with all the packing and such, but my family never fails to make time for a quick trip to our absolute favorite coffee stop in Singapore - Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

Kaya toast, frosty coffee and Kopi-C-kosong.
We first ventured here to try a "must try" Singaporean speciality - kaya. In all honesty, I'm not the greatest fan but both my parents, sister and the rest of Singapore is definitely in love with it. Not to worry though, this place has several other options such as peanut butter toast, ice cream toast, frosty blends, milo and the like.

I guess I haven't addressed what exactly kaya toast is. It's two extremely thin and crispy slices of toast (perfectly heated) slathered with a good dose of kaya and slices of cold butter (the best part and a must have!). Kaya is a spread of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and flavored with pandan - yes it sounds weird and exotic.. but I promise you it's not.

When I go with my family, we usually end up ordering the same thing: two plates of kaya toast for my parents and sister to share, iced milo for the sister, frosty coffee for me (better than a Starbucks frappucino!) and two Kopi-C-kosong's (coffee with evaporated milk but no sugar) for my parents. The coffee is potent, delicious and... YUM.
The original kaya toast. Mmmm!
My frosty!!!