Oats Affair: How to make tasty oats meal every day?

Oats, my favourite breakfast food. Ironically now, everything with oats – I will love it!

I was often told about how oats were boring, plain and tasteless food. But I bet to differ that! Oats is one of the most versatile food in the world. From soften overnight oats, oat milk, oat cookies, oat loaf, granola, oat smoothie bowl, baked oat cake and the list goes on! I will be sharing some of my favourite recipes and show how to make tasty oats breakfast everyday!

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Eating well doesn’t mean tasteless food, that is my philosophy. Thinking back, I wonder when I started enjoying oats so much. I guess it was the time when overnight oats are trending a few years back, pretty jars and oats photos are everywhere on the Internet. Being a recipe hunter – I sourced for many healthy, interesting and ‘look-yummy-kind’ of oats breakfast recipes and immediately, oats became my staple food for breakfast. A healthy and hearty breakfast within minutes, why not?

1. Overnight Oats

For overnight oats, I start with the 3 most basic ingredients;

  1. Rolled Oat Flakes
  2. Greek Yoghurt
  3. Unsweetened Soy Milk (or any milk of your choice)

First, place oat flakes in a glass container and pour in milk till the brim that covers. Then, mix in desired amount of yoghurt to thicken up texture – it depends on the amount of oat flakes used. Leave them in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours to soften oats. That’s it! Before serving them, do add in your favourite toppings. I like adding chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, nuts, nut butters and fruits! Banana, blueberries, strawberries and kiwis are fruits most commonly used in my recipes. Depending on availability, it is wise to switch around fruits that are in season by doing so you will only get the freshest and they probably cost lesser.

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Blueberries, Coconut flakes, Chia Seeds and Strawberries

The choices of ingredients used plays a huge role for a good breakfast. I use greek yoghurt and unsweetened soy milk for it’s high protein and low-fat content as compared to sweetened flavoured yoghurt/milk which contain added sugar. By doing so, I can reduce my sugar and calorie intake yet still enjoy the perfect oats breakfast with my favourite fruits and nuts! Do also note that overnight oats should be consumed within 3 days of making as to maintain freshness of oats, yoghurt and milk.

Read more on : Greek Yoghurt vs. Regular Yoghurt

This breakfast choice save me much time before the mad morning rush everyday. Digging in to a cold hearty breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, proteins and nutrients which does not require cooking at all. How amazing is that! Also, have fun playing around with portion sizes as it took me a while on varying the amount of oats, milk and yoghurt to finally getting my favourite combination. Ahh…..My perfect post-workout fuel ♡

What else can you do with Oats?

2. Yoghurt Fruit Parfait – Layers and more layers! That’s how a parfait looks like. Using almost similar ingredients in the overnight oats recipe substracting the milk, parfait contain more fruits than oats! Good to go as a mid-afternoon snack, simply layer your favourite fruits, toppings, yoghurt, honey and oat flakes. Repeat steps. That’s it!

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3. Oat Milk Drink oats! Blending my own Oat Milk bring ease as it is free from added additives or preservatives. Naturally sweet and energy boosting, oat milk seems to be a great post-workout drink replenishing carbohydrates, minerals and protein lost during exercise. Moreover, it’s so simple to do!

(Recipe can be found on my previous post: Homemade Oat Milk)

10614324_10152438483532746_7140086137043875159_n4. Oat Smoothie Bowl – My “throw-in-everything and blend” breakfast! Days when I am too lazy to chew my food, oat smoothie bowl is my best friend. Place all the ingredients (usually fruits, milk, vegetables and oats) into the blender and blend it high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and top it with your choice of toppings.

(Recipes can be found on my previous post: Kale Smoothie Oat Bowl and Pumpkin and Banana Smoothie Oat Bowl)

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Pumpkin and Banana Oat Bowl topped with Banana Coins, Chia seeds and Dried Fruits

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Kale Smoothie Oat Bowl topped with Coconut Flakes and Chia Seeds

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5. Cooked Oatmeal with Egg – When mum is not home and my fridge went into a famine. Protein loading is not impossible and all you need is oat flakes and an egg! Boil oat flakes for about 8 – 10 minutes and crack an egg and stir together. Optional, add extra honey or nut butter to it for a more flavourful taste! Simplicity is sometimes a good thing afterall as this is one of the most cost-friendly recipe around!

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6. Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread – My favourite homemade bread in the world! With zero sugar and only natural ingredients, it’s absolutely healthy and filling! Homemade bread are chunkier comparing to conventional packaged bread which is not filling and contain many food colourings, preservatives and other addictives that I can’t even pronouce. Moreover, it is not that difficult afterall. Try it!

(Recipe can be found on: Stayfitandtravel: Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread)

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Oatmeal Banana Bread with Almond and Cashew Butter with Banana and Cocoa Nibs

7. Baked Oats with Banana and Raisins – With it’s name, this is basically oats baked with fruits, dried fruits and egg! Baked oats tastes like oat pie, which is crispy on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. Best served with honey or pair it with a cup of coffee during tea break!

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Oatmeals are never boring. All it takes is a little effort and preparation for a wholesome healthy breakfast. Anyhow better than a greasy buttery bun at the confectionary or the fried bee-hoon from the coffeshop. Studies shown that eating oats keeps you full longer as soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. Moreover, oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.

Treat your body better by starting your day with this nutritional superstar! Enjoy! ♥

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POSB PAssion Run for Kids 2014

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This was the first time I joined in for POSB PAssion Run for Kids! The race route was great and it wasn’t too squeezy as the participants for the 10km Run (Male and Female) was limited. Unlike the usual marathons we went for with sweats drip body contact and slowing speed progression due to congested participants on road.

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The main focus was not on us definitely, but the kids’ dash and other activities held that morning. The funds rose over the marathon and donations goes to POSB PAssion Kids Fund, whose aim was to support children in the community through different programmes in Singapore. It is part of the People’s Association Community Development Fund (PACDF), a registered charity under the Charities Act.

Over the past 2 years, POSB PAssion Kids Fund has reached out to more than 70,000 children in 33 programmes in Singapore.

Some notable projects that POSB PAssion Kids Fund has supported include:

  • Project We Care Free Kicks Programme with Central CDC for underprivileged kids with talent in soccer to hone their skills and self confidence through training by Real Madrid Foundation
  • Young Savers Programme with North East CDC to inculcate the virtue of saving in children through workshops
  • KidzLearn with South West CDC to prepare underprivileged preschoolers academically and socially for Primary One education

10419541_10152435843247746_4140632187181960751_nIt was such a meaningful race for me as I was doing what I love most and at the same time contributing to the society. A perfect start to Sunday morning! In addition, the goodie bag given to us was awesome too! Heh. Runners are entitled to a shoe bag, plastic water bottle, lots of snacks and other sports related goodies!

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As you harbor the intention of giving up also known as walking, you will realize that is giving up (unless your body condition doesn’t permit so). You will see runners picking up their paces, trying harder to jog instead of walking and making completion do-able! Marathons always taught me how to preserve on, no matter how tired those legs’ muscles were and how sweaty that tee-shirt is. Refreshing my mind on how fitness came about to me and how I started with running as my favourite activity.

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PHOTO CREDITS: JUSTRUNLAH.COM

The reward for running ain’t about medal, but the running satisfaction and determination for the race. One can always stop by and walk, but a runner will pull up all his/her effort to complete the race, running.

“You’re crazy” – A runner’s favourite compliment

Malacca Getaway

image_15_zpsfcc56072Planned for a short getaway with W for the longest time, and we both decided on the nearest town to explore; Malacca aka Melaka. We booked bus tickets from Starmart Express priced at $45 per pax (two-way). The bus was comfortable and spacious, making the 3 hours drive pleasant!

Day 1

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This was the first time I traveled to Malacca and was so excited after seeing photos and reviews online about the delicious food around Malacca Town! One of which is definitely the chicken rice balls originated from Malacca, and that was our first stop once we reach Malacca Central.

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We visited Kedai Kopi Chung Hwa which is known to be the best chicken rice ball stall in Malacca. The famous queue was a 35 minutes wait and finally both of us got ourselves a table! Excitedly, we ordered our usual portion. The chicken rice balls are served in a plate of 5, golf-ball sized. Chicken rice balls are steamed rice with chicken stock, cooked with extra water for more sticky texture for the rice balls shaping purposes. Not forgetting, the smooth and silky steamed kampong chicken served with thick ginger sauce. The combination of both sums up a perfecto meal! Combining it with their garlic chilli sauce, I guess I had the best chicken rice balls ever! Both W and I gorged out on 1 whole chicken! *Rub tummy*

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Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
18, Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka

Opening hours: 7.30am – 3.00pm

After our meal, we headed to Jonker Street for some street shopping and realized that there were many antiques shop and vintage street backgrounds for awesome OOTD shots! Not just that, but Jonker Street is full of cute character themed boutique shop, like Hello Kitty, Mr Potato and Mamee Monster! Too cute!

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10336826_10152186443142746_3104071555373021667_n1504020_10152186443082746_3430763792122263117_nCute little eggs popsicle ice! SAMSUNG CSCWe came across I Sayang Bikes(单车生活馆) across Jonker Street and saw bicycle rental for just RM3/hour. Under such cooling nice weather, we thought it would be a great idea to explore town further with our bicycles instead of just walking around the same area. It was such a pleasant experience as it was my first time cycling in a foreign grounds, amusing. I like the idea of having control of where we are heading and being flexible in that sense. Cycling seems to be one of the best way to explore and travel.

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After our little adventure tour we had, Jash came over to pick us up. Both Jash and Huizhen came up from Kuala Lumpur to meet us! Glad we made time and effort for this short getaway together, cause we miss each other too much! They bought us to Malacca’s most famous food; Satay Celup at Capitol Satay.

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Satay Celup is very popular in Malacca and exclusively famous. We see lok lok everywhere in Malaysia, but it is just not the same. Both Jash and Huizhen go to Capitol Satay every time they visited Malacca. Renowned for its ridiculously long queues, we arrived at 4.45pm and waited near 2 hours for a table. The queue were the length of 7 shop houses!

Capitol Satay operates from 5pm and queues starts forming even before 4pm! WHAT?! This is the one and only Capitol Satay Celup in Malacca, they do not have any brother, sister or other branches. Satay celup is also known as steamboat satay, where sticks of raw or semi-cooked meat and vegetables are dipped into a boiling pot of satay gravy for several minutes. There is a very wide assortment available and each stick cost RM 1, randomly customers who ate more were given big prawns and scallops which cost RM 1 too! That’s the catch!

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Capitol Satay

41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100, Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm (Closed on Mondays)

Being the lead of the day, Jash bought us to “Longkang Siham (Back Alley Si Ham) located near Madam King Shopping Complex. Packed with more than 40 years of history, I felt like I was in a reverse time-zone! There is no such back alley food stalls in Singapore or any part of Malaysia, except in Malacca. They sold boiled cockles also known as si ham, calms (la la), prawns, cuttlefish with kang kong and 4 Treasures which includes beancurd skin, fried dough, fish cakes and tofu. Super yummy!

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Off Jalan Bunga Raya Lane, Melaka
(near Madam King Complex)

Open from: 7.30pm onwards

Much needed walk along Jonker Street; Pasar Malam (Night Market). We got ourselves lots of goodies from vegetables cutter to shower tap to glues to towels! Heh!

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Rise and shine! Headed to a coffee shop where W’s relative introduced us for breakfast. I love their toasts as they uses charcoal instead of a electric stove. We had steamed and toasted bread with coffees!

10390416_10152186440437746_502744512376423907_nTried their local laksa too! A lot like the ones in Singapore, curry mee + beehoon.

10325371_10152186440562746_6417639230665343504_nJash drove us outskirt of Malacca Town to try this! He raved so much about it and wanted us to try the Coconut Shake! It was a 20 minutes drove from town. Just look at the amount of coconuts here! Woah! Must be really good business! 10366082_10152186440337746_1823943556071989075_n

10269586_10152186440257746_6220181965464287843_nYummy-licious Coconut Shake! I like! Refreshing and cooling for the warm day! 1979848_10152186440192746_3740897221084490692_n

As we had the best chicken rice ball yesterday, we decided to head back again for more! I will miss this very much! Even W was full of praise with Chung Wah chicken rice balls! Yes, that is a crazy amount of 40 rice balls. Let’s dig in!

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What’s a trip to Malacca without eating Chendol? We had the original chendol with Gula Melaka along Jonker Street. Chendol is typically made of coconut milk, green starched noodles with pandan flavoring, red beans, shaved ice and palm sugar.

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ONE BITE DURIAN PUFFS! This was listed a must-try along Jonker Street and Jash suggested that we each try one, even though we are stuffed to the brim! Non-stop eating trip! But it was worth the calories! The durian puff burst inside your mouth and oozes! Slurps.
10366038_10152186437982746_6091225332724128000_n10257987_10152186437792746_6610949583806603476_nVisited A Famosa, a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca after shopping at Pahlawan Shopping Mall. A Famosa is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in South East Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. 10380998_10152186436827746_9210027534214334445_n 10402992_10152186436952746_1383901395420448585_nBefore heading to Malacca, I have heard all about their famous mille crepes cakes! When Windie learned that we were going to Malacca, she urged us to try the Mille Crepes from Nadeje and also warned us that they usually sell out by evening. Nadeje is conveniently located at Mahkota Parade, which was nearJonker Street.

Mille crepes are not kueh lapis. The multi-layered cake is made of fresh homemade custard cream and is best eaten chilled. Four of us shared 2 slices of cake, as we were too stuffed from chicken rice, durian puffs and chendol. Burp.

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10367155_10152186437472746_4391536904321921441_nSumming up the 2d1n short getaway with W, Jash and Huizhen. Taking a break from work and other stuffs, just have fun and eat non stop! Thankful for the trip and I will be back to Malacca for chicken rice balls and satay celup! Yummy!10366084_10152182401562746_7292357033532070019_n

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

GOOD SATURDAY MORNING FOLKS!

Being an avid cafe hunter, I am always looking forward to weekend brunch and am constantly on the look out for great all-day breakfast places to try. As Windie and I met up to collect our Run350 goodie bags at City Square Shopping Mall, I brought her to explore this area. Hopped over to Chye Seng Huat Hardware for the second time, it’s conveniently located near my place – a stone throw distance from Lavender Food Square. The cafe name itself is catchy as it is uniquely one & onlyCSHH is a fictional name created by the landlord and the Papa Palheta owners, its aim was to commemorate all the past hardware and metal shops that had once been there. 

The frontal of this cafe will definitely caught you off-guard, as they do not have an “official” entrance. Patrons have to enter via the side door. Considering that the place is large, CSHH has both indoor and outdoor seats. The overall atmosphere was very relaxing for an afternoon too. Weekends are love!

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IMG_9349Standard Latte and Flat White; I thought the coffee was average-tasting and both tasted similar. We could not tell the difference between, as in comparison of ratios of espresso and milk.

1907611_10152128682452746_3531564318599338176_nWe ordered French Toast and Huat Breakfast, food was pretty decent. We opted for a plain toast without whipped cream, as both of us didn’t like it. What I love most was the fluffy toast with maple syrup, that wasn’t too sweet to my liking. Yay! Eggs in Huat Breakfast was silky and milky; but I thought it will be complete if there is sauteed mushrooms in it! My favourite.

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A great catch up time with Windie over a hearty brunch sums my Saturday, would definitely head back for more to try other sets!

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

150 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207563
Tel: +65 6396 0609
Tue to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri to Sun: 9am – 10pm

Twentyfour on the 25th

I have turned twentyfour on the 25th of November! The Saturday dinner with W. He made everything right, from the restaurant location, to the gift. Everything touches my heart on the right notes.  It was a fantastic dinner at The Clan Restaurant, and highly recommended for any celebrations may it be birthdays, anniversary or just any special occasion! The food is good and relatively affordable as compared to other fine dining places.

Few highlight dishes for the night;

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One of the cold dished we ordered was The Alaskan king crab with homemade karashi dressing, this simply fresh and succulent.

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Crab Bisque Cappuccino & Prawn Twister, personally thought this was a interesting concept to serve soup from a wine glass. Love the thick texture of the soup!

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Another soup we had was Cepes Mushroom w Truffle Paste, savoring the bits of mushrooms with truffle paste. Heaven.


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The rich and delicious Herb Crusted Mushroom Escargot was a perfect match together.

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A very unique taste of the Foie Gras Terrine w Focaccia & Lychee Crumbs, it was uniquely special. It wasn’t like the conventional pan fried foie gras, tasted like cheese fusion.

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Another main we had was The Kurobuta pork jowl in pistachio puree with pickled zucchini & 64 degree egg yolk. The egg was cooked to perfection and oozed over the pork.

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What catch my love for The Clan’s Restaurant were the 48 hours Beef short ribs on Hoba Leaf with Lava Stone. The meat is absolutely tender and I love the aroma of the Hoba Leaf was infused into the meat.

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The cake and the perfect dinner companion. We paid about $69.80++ per pax for a 6 course dinner. To sum up, I had an awesome meal with a fantastic price. 

The Clan Restaurant

18/20 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089832

Operating Hours

Lunch- 11:30am to 2:30pm (Last order 2pm)

Dinner- 6:00pm to 11:00pm (Last order 9:30pm)

Nearest Station: Outram Park

All about Egg Benedict

I am an avid lover of eggs and tend to look out for places that serve the best egg benedicts! It is definitely a MUST HAVE for every brunch session. I love how the yolk always ooze out from the egg whites, heh! After exploring a few places, I am here to give my humble opinion;

1. Canopy Garden Dining & Bar

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Portion was tad small for the prices paid. Like what you see, is what you get. Would prefer if they would add on an additional side to this plain-looking Egg Benedict and improve the taste overall. Eggs a little watery, salad a little plain. But the dinning environment was pretty awesome especially after an early workout in Bishan Park! Definitely a good hide-out or weekend brunch place if you wish to skip the buzzling town or are looking for somewhere with tranquility.

Verdict : Mediocre food standard and service couple up with an awesome dining environment

Canopy Garden Dining & Bar

1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

Bishan Park II

Tel: 65561533

Operating Hours

Restaurant:

Weekdays – 9am till late
Weekends – 8am till late

Bar:

Everyday – 5pm till late

*Last order: Sunday to Thursday : 10pm Friday / Saturay / Eve & Festive Days & PH : 10.30pm

2. Hatched

425671_10150595548762746_1453329555_nHatched serve one of the best Egg Benedict, in my opinion! Love their cute website and menus! (Ham looked char because of the editing filter) The eggs were cooked perfectly to taste. With the additional side, brunch like this is definitely filling. The outlet at Evans Lodge is really small and customers were asked to seat around the apartment lobby area. It’s not too “pretty” for any photos to be taken unless you are seated in the cafe itself.

Verdict : Waiting time is slightly longer if you are heading Evans Lodge branch, but the food is worth the wait 🙂

Hatched @ Holland Village

267 Holland Avenue
Singapore 278989

Tel: 6463 0012

Opening Hours: 9am to 11pm (Tue – Sun).
Closed on Mondays.

Hatched @ Evans Lodge

26 Evans Road
Singapore 259367

Tel: 6735 0012

Opening Hours: 8am to 4pm (Thur – Mon).
Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

3. Choupinette

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The best egg benedict in Singapore. The delectable and yummy taste for a hearty breakfast still tingle in my taste buds. Instant pleasure at looking at the picture! Almost perfect. Choupinette serves other bakery and desserts like ice cream, tarts and macrons as well. Heh, it is also one of the most expensive brunch I ever had.

Verdict: A little out of town, a little on the high side but it serve the best egg benedict! What say you?

Choupinette (beside Coronation Plaza)

607 Bukit Timah road

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Tel: 6466 0613

Operating Hours:

Tue – Thu: 9am – 8pm, Fri: 9am – 10pm

Sat: 8am – 10pm, Sun: 8am – 6pm

4. Arbite

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Located near the neighbourhood of Serangoon, Arbite’s Egg Benedict is one of the most wallet-friendly around. I like how their Egg Benedict taste really clean, with the light-tasting hollandaise sauce making the overall really healthy tasting. Adding on would be my favourite sauteed mushrooms, portion was good enough for two!

Verdict: A hidden gem around Serangoon, a quick-fix brunch that’s wallet friendly and definitely worth every cent of your money!

Arbite

66 Serangoon Garden Way, 555962
Tel: 6287 0430
Tue – Fri, 11.30 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Sat – Sun 9.00 am – 10.30 pm
Last Order at 2.30 pm & 9.45 pm
Closed on Mondays

5. Wild Honey

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One of the most highly raved place on the list, Wild Honey. Famous for their breakfast/brunch dining, it is always fully booked especially on the weekends. The beautifully yolk laying on the curled ham, make everyone salivates upon looking! Food appearance is definitely a 9.5/10. I love it as the texture of the bread compliment the overall taste, which I personally feels it’s one of the important factor Wild Honey stands out. Awww.. look at the runny yolk! *glups*

Verdict: Food price slightly on the high side, but conveniently located in town and the cozy environment to sit in. Love the huge variety of breakfast choices too!

Wild Honey @ Scotts Square

6 Scotts Road

Level 3 Scotts Square

Tel: 66361816

Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30

Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 22:30

Wild Honey @ Mandarin Gallery

333A Orchard Road

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Mandarin Gallery Singapore

Tel: +65 6235 3900

Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30

Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 22:30

Feeling all hungry blogging this in wee hours. I guess it’s really time for me to plan a time out this weekend for a brunch! Any recommendations?

Royal China & Gardens By The Bay

Heard many raves and good reviews from famous bloggers like ladyironchef and beatricetan recommending this dim sum haven; I had always wanted to try it!  So I did a reservation a week ago before heading down to avoid any disappointment. Raffles Hotel; Royal China whereby they always have their weekends fully booked!!! It have been ages, since we all bought Mummy out for High Tea Dimsum! Which I think Royal China is a perfect location for the parents, Mummy love it! Greeted in by the Tiffany Blue decor and was really amused with their service! They served really good dimsum and overall I would give an 7.5/10! The Chee Chong Fan and Custard Buns can be better!

Bell and Momsie! ❤

The one I like most is this! The Char Siew Tarts!  This is one of Royal China Signature and they did it so well, that once its in your mouththe crisp just melt tactfully into your buds! Too yummy! Another Special Char Siew Buns, they are only available on Sundays and Public Holidays! Lucky us! This is how they make you itch and come back during Sundays and PH! This is second best to the Char Siew Tarts!

Red dates Siew Mai and Over flowing Lava Custard Buns! They are a must have on the dimsum list!

We had so much food that we are almost at the brim of our throats!

Then we decided to head down to the newly Gardens By the Bay Marina South. Wanting to see the super tress and all, we drove down and the carpark was so HUGE packed with so many people!The opening of The Gardens By the Bay was on the 29 June 2012, therefore all of us (Singaporeans and tourists) wanted to have the first hand view of how it looks like! This explains the crowds during the weekends! Many with baby prams and doggy prams!

These are the SUPER TREES! So huge!

Me and Wayne love exploring nature parks! We went to places like Punggol Waterfront and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and our frequent hangout at East Coast Park, we are both very nature-loving and we enjoy doing the most natural activities which is beneficial to our health and both of us find it very stress-relieving! Glad to have found a partner who have the same sentiments as me 🙂 I guess we are outdoor lovers & we enjoy our dating in the simplest way. Activities like running, kite-flying, photo-taking, hiking and packing up home-cooked food for a picnic! I would prefer a hiking date than a movie , if you asked me!

Royal China at Raffles

1 Beach Road, #03-09 Raffles Hotel

Tel : (+65) 633833963

Opening Hours:

Mon–Sat: 12pm – 3pm

Sun & PH:11am – 3pm

Mon–Sun:6pm – 10.30pm

Holiday Inn Wedding Lunch

As of auspicious dates, my dearest cousin, Stella had her wedding spread into 2 days! Her traditional wedding customaries and lunch are a week difference, they had their lunch reception at Holiday Inn Hotel. Love the interior of the hotel, the ballroom wasn’t really big but enough for a 30 tables wedding party! Bell and me was helping out at the reception, ticking tables numbers, giving out free parking coupons, arranging the guests sittings and lastly and the most importantly collecting the BIG RED LOVE! That’s what we are suppose to do and help out, then after settling down all the guests, we headed up to the hotel room readily for the bride and groom to help with Stella’s outfit and keeping the red packet safe and sound in the safe!

The Emcee was one of the bride’s best friend, a simple funny family man. The whole event was a simple yet heartwarming one as it didn’t felt so formalized. More of a large scale get together family gathering! The gift for everyone! ❤

My little angels! They look so good in the photos! And they are always so camera-ready! Loveeee!
Outfit for the day, Black Toga dress from FEP #ootd #wwit

Stella’s Wedding

This was the longest await day ever! It’s STELLA’s Wedding Day!!! Had a New Year countdown before heading down to Stella’s place! Was with bf at East Coast Park, our usual hangout. Had probably less than 3 hours of sleep before heading out at 4.30am to get ready! This is the  first time I am attending a wedding so close to me, Stella’s is one of my closer cousin and we do hang out frequently on weekends for a family gathering at gramp’s! I’m sure all of us won’t feel so hyped up if its a long-distant relative! Was really anticipating and excited about what will be happening on that day itself! It was a sisterly-cousin thing with 2 of her best friends that day helping her out! Quite a cozy one I suppose!

The early preparation of the sisters! Me and Bell did our own make-up due to the EARLY  morning and I suppose you would have to pay more if you wanted a make-up artist at that time. So we went for a simple light weight nude make up, and I did a tie-up braided hair for a sweeter look, and cause my hair is so short I can’t do long pleads 😦

Awesome being the earliest have to kick start the wedding by opening the door for the groom! He partyyyy the night before and he’s looking really tired that morning!

The Bride & Groom; stay blissful always.


The crews of the day! Lokwei, my bestie helping out with the photography on the day! Kudos to him and the guys who made things easier! Ryan, Julian and Awesome of cause! 🙂 Was mad busy running around visiting, praying, taking photographs and running errands around for the couple. It was a really fun and joyful experience! None of us was complaining and gladly enjoyed the whole process. Just that we all got too hungry during the run about and was dead beat without any breakfast all the way till 2pm! But for them, it’s okay!

The couple have been together for 9 years. It have been such blessing watching them growing from different stages of life and to witness this day!! It wasn’t easy staying together for this long, and I’m sure they are prepared to face the challenges in the future hand in hand, till they grow old. Happy Marriage lovelies, our deepest blessings! ❤