Breakfast – “Mickey Mouse-Orama”

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 isΒ 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 Β£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

99 thoughts on “Breakfast – “Mickey Mouse-Orama”

  1. I’m like Laura. I love bread but I’ve had to start removing it from my diet. Not sure I would eat the same as you for breakfast but it was interesting to see. And yes, Allowrie is Australian.

  2. What a lovely inspiration, Don. I’ve had a “breakfast” blog post on my list for quite a while now, named “US meets Switzerland”, meaning I would eat one toast with Texan honey and one toast with Swiss marmalade. That’s what I have when I get a little homesick πŸ˜‰

      1. Oh is it? I’m sure i had marmalade during my stay in Cambridge but that’s been like 18 years ago so I can’t really remember, sorry. Though I do remember liking porridge and English toast LOL

      2. Yes it is … I can only get Swiss marmalade here in Thailand, which is pretty good too … porridge ok once in a while and English toast depends on which bread !

      3. Ah, i guess the stuff you get in Thailand is from Hero or NestlΓ© or some such company. Of course mum’s jam is the best anyway, never mind what country you’re from πŸ˜‰

      1. Mommy is a HUGE Mickey Mouse fanatic… way beyond… you don’t want to know how big of a fan she is. That’s why – you had her at Mickey Mouse. All of the other you wrote was just blah blah blah MICKEY MOUSE. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. I dig the chocie spread right…but pray tell good sir….what is up with the schweppes AND coffee? O_o Terribly very interesting combination!
    A bit like icecream and cheese and onion crisps (and smarties) πŸ˜›

    1. Didn’t have any orange juice ?

      And no it’s nothing like icecream and cheese and onion crips … are you pregnant ?

      Thoroughly enjoyed the Schweppes washed down the nutella subs and then coffee for afters … oh and I put honey in all my hot drinks πŸ™‚

      1. Good substitute for orange πŸ˜€

        No preggers hey – but it was a fav when I was πŸ˜‰
        Ok – so I am glad you clarified which way round it works – I was imagining the coffee with the nutella toast and THEN the schweppes – whiuch felt off somehow….:P
        Now you put it that way around – it works out much better πŸ˜€ lol! Honey? mmmm – nice touch.

      2. Cool – checking in here whilst mulling it over yeah πŸ˜‰
        Oh jeepers – I MUST check my other folder for that other thing! FLIBBETY DIB – I nearly forgot again!!! Geees.
        Right off to yahoo πŸ˜›

      3. Properly!!! Between littlens and the rest right. All good though πŸ˜‰ Settling down a bit now. (for some reading etc..)

      4. Ah surely?? Already? Sorry man! Wanted to get on and done before you’re end of day. Never mind…tomorrow will happen πŸ˜‰ Take it easy dear – have a good rest.

  4. Mmmm… nice breakfast πŸ˜€ But this one is not look like a coffee, I thought it was a “cola cao” or “nesquick” (may be too much chocolate for a breakfast lol). May be here in Spain coffee is more dark, even with milk.

    1. LOL, I like my coffee quite creamy, prefer real dairy cream … and coffee I’ve seen and tasted in various parts of Europe, the Italians probably my favourite …

  5. πŸ™‚ watching your breakfast I feel like having a generous portion of Nutella me too, but I have none in my sideboard :-\

      1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Dear Don, yes, you’re utterly right…. Nutella is the real sensation in this sometimes dull life!! πŸ™‚ Ok.. let’s say it.. I work for Ferrero πŸ˜€

      2. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ you’re right.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I’m afraid to become fat!

      3. Oh.. I suppose it’s too hot even during evening time.. That would be a tragedy for my run-mania.. πŸ™‚

      4. πŸ™‚ .. ok.. in the event I went to ThaiLand I’d subscribe to a gym πŸ™‚ .. or I could swim.. yes.. I could swim.. any sharks there?? :-O

      5. goooooooood to know πŸ™‚ .. don’t worry, the fact is that my She-Organizer has just poured me a glass of red wine.. and no shark could harm me! πŸ˜›

      6. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thai God and Other Gods of entire Universe may bless you.
        Ok, I’m officially drunk

  6. That post brought a smile to my face as I measured my healthy berries and 0% fat Greek yoghurt, into a bowl, topped with a sprinkle of home-made sugar-free low GI granola! Your breakfast looked a lot more fun than mine. I must be a bit more decadent with my breakfast offerings.

    I went to the Streets of Spain food festival on the South Bank yesterday, I’ll post some photos on your blog later (if they look OK). It was packed, sunny and overflowing with delicious – and at times – amazingly decadent food. For example, a favourite tea time snack for the merienda of tiny sandwiches filled with dulce del leche, then deep fried and covered with melted chocolate! I remember eating such when I spent 5 months in Spain as a teenager.

    I’m a newbie here, so forgive the obvious question, but what are you doing in Thailand? Maybe you have this information elsewhere on your site, but I haven’t seen it. Have a good afternoon/evening . Susan πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve been to southbank food festivals ! As for the breakfast, there are benefits I’m sure in eating so healthily probably a lot in the waistline department πŸ™‚ … I came out here for Scuba and never left – it’s warm and the people ARE friendly πŸ™‚

  7. Wow. Now that’s what we call a proper breakfast. But we’ll probably have hot coco instead of coffee and snapple instead of schweppes.

      1. But the bear awakens when friends from abroad comes visiting right πŸ˜€

  8. When you also like chocolate, the morning is the best time to consume that. Then you have the time for burning it in the day πŸ™‚
    At least you have found bread in Thailand. Breakfast without bread feels strange for me. Enjoy!

    1. All makes good sense Irene, often I’m eating later in the day !

      And yes we’re used to bread for breakfast in UK. The Thais seem to eat rice meals for breakfast, and Italian’s seem to like cake type breakfast …

      The Nutella was Elaine’s idea, with croissants like she suggested is very good indeed πŸ™‚

      1. Here in Spain people do also like cake in the morning. They sell croissants with chocolate inside and a lot of other very sweet cakes.
        I do prefer bread and cheese in the morning, maybe a piece of dark chocolate after to my coffee.

      2. I’m quite changeable, but not really want to eat cake for breakfast, not too much … in sweden we had toast and cheese for breakfast … in uk normally toast with marmalade is a favourite of mine … occasionally I’ll make a vegetarian “fry-up”, but that’s a bit heavy for a busy day, so I just do once in a while πŸ™‚

    1. “anything’s possible with Charisma” … I did warn people from the beginning … just felt like blogging a breakfast, for trying something different … and thanks πŸ™‚

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