Not my usual style, but I’m told variety is the spice of life, and I’ve never blogged my breakfast before.
Here in Thailand I can get some pretty nice French bread, these ones are submarine rolls cut in half and toasted. It’s a chewy sort of bread so I’m assuming sour-dough which I do truly love. Sour dough is not made with normal yeast, it’s a special yeast batch that is made with the flour. Basically the flour is fermented the natural yeasts multiplying. Part of the batch is used in the bread making that day and part used to “seed” tomorrow’s batch, with more flour and water added. There are tales of batches that span back decades.
On the bread I put butter, which here is Allowrie, Australian I think. Not totally convinced of how much I like Australian butter it’s a bit floral in it’s taste. British butter I’m afraid is the best I’ve had, apart from possibly Danish. Onto that generous lashings of Nutella, if memory serves me correctly they are owned by the same company that make Ferrero Rocher the nutty chocolates. “With this Ferrero Rocher you are really spoiling us” always springs to mind, which is probably because I watched their advert on TV like a gazillion times. Also interestingly I just spell corrected “gazillion” which seems to be a valid word, who knew ?
The coffee here I can get pretty decent ground coffee relatively inexpensively. I bought my own coffee grinder (and blender) for around £6/$8, so can grind my own if I buy beans. The cup my girlfriend bought for me, it’s got Mickey Mouse on it, hence the “Mickey Mouse-Orama”. It’s a good size mug, man size, full size mug, but not so big that it’s “glutton” size.
And lastly the drink is a sweet lime soda, called “Manoa Soda”, generally in the bar you have to ask for “Schweppes” and this will be the same drink, well hopefully that is ! … They’ve changed the format the the drinks can/soda can here, it’s now a red bull type of tall can, versus the fatter dumpy can that preceded it. Why the change I have no idea, the cans contain exactly the same amount of drink.
So, here’s my breakfast from the humble abode of Don charisma :
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma