Sunday, June 6, 2010

Let's Toast to Ya Kun Kaya

T: YKK Facade; L: Hot Coffee; R: Frostea

Breakfast, snacks or after-meal food craving? Head on to Ya Kun Kaya Toast (YKK) in Ortigas for your dose of coffee, tea, eggs and toasts. They've made it specially different, so you need not fret that they're just your ordinary food stuff.

The coffeestall is the brainchild of Loi Ah Kun, which started in Singapore back in 1944. Its name "Ya Kun" came from the hanyu pinyin of "Ah Kun", while "Kaya" is a specially formulated jam recipe that contains coconut milk, sugar, eggs, and fragrant pandan.

From L-R: Abet, Cathie, Ed, Sarah, Glenn, Richard (branch owner)

Interiors and Ambiance. It's the perfect place for chilling, relaxing, studying, and chit-chatting with family and friends (see photo above). The place is cozy with balanced lighting and good couches where you can enjoy your food while using their free WiFi.

Parking. Definitely not a problem, especially if you go there at night -- you can park across YKK since the other establishments are already closed.

Staff and Service. With the rest of the people already settled and enjoying their visit, our food came in fast. The staff were efficient enough to bring our needs (i.e. extra utensils, tissue, water, etc.) quickly to us.

Food. My friends and I came in right after dinner to try out their specialties, because we got so intrigued at the raves people were telling us over Plurk.

L: Cheezy French Toast with Kaya for Php150
R: Soft-boiled Eggs

YKK offers you different options depending on your appetite. Their value set meals come with hot coffee or tea and soft-boiled eggs, while there's also an option to just order toasts without the coffee and eggs.

We tried out their Peanut Butter Toast, Kaya Toast with Butter, and Cheezy French Toast with Kaya. The last variant became my instant favorite for its chewy, soft texture and balanced sweetness taste. Partnering the toast are the soft-boiled eggs, which should be eaten by mixing in with either Japanese or Singaporean soy-sauce. On the other hand, their Frostea (Iced Tea with Milo) was definitely a hit to beat the summer heat. *that rhymes*

The next time I go back, I will try their Frostfee (Iced Coffee with Milo) or their Lemon Iced Tea and pair it with my favorite toast.

Adding to Ya Kun Kaya Toast's previous features in Magic 89.9 BNO and Yummy Magazine is today's (June 6) TV feature in "Ang Pinaka" 6:30PM on QTV.

Open since 2009
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Coffeestall
G/F FERN Bldg., Escriva Drive (for. Amber Ave.) corner Gen. Araneta, Ortigas, Pasig
(02)470-4285, 0932-6285705
7:00 am - 11:00 pm


looks good! :)

btw, random bloghopping.
exhange links? just give me a heads up back at my blog! thanks! :D

Our furnitures are looking good, i hope it gets featured as well. :) Ya Kun has another branch in Rob Ermita but Richard isnt the owner I think.

Cheezy French Toast looks delicious!! :D

I wanna try this. I love kaya toasts!! :D

Cheezy French Toast looks delicious!! :D

looks good! :)

btw, random bloghopping.
exhange links? just give me a heads up back at my blog! thanks! :D

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