Friday, May 30, 2008

Marmite toast anyone?

marmite+toastIt's really difficult to find a good cafe to rest your legs after all the shopping at Covent Garden on a weekend afternoon. It's one thing having to jostle with the crowds but it's another having to pay exorbitant prices for a cup of tea and take a breather.

There're a number of chain cafe stores around; Nero has got three within a 300m radius. But it's really the same old cappuccino in the familiar 'Starbucks' like atmosphere with totally no character.

Not to fret for SiL has found a great place to give your credit card a welcome break.

Boggi's, located at 75 Monmouth Street, is one of those old school cafe from the times when the likes of Nero and Starbucks are unheard of. The traditional coffeshop setting has got a charm of its own. You'll rarely find tourists here as it's not somewhere that you'll stumble into, if you know what I mean.

marmite+toastA serving of marmite toast cost 80p and a cup of tea for 1 pound. I don't think you can get a better deal in the area. Oh, before this, I've never in my life heard of marmite toast before; marmite usually goes into the porridge, no?

Anyway, a portion of that for two will do just nice. It taste good on the first few bites but it gets to you after awhile. Try it and you might just fall in love with it.

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26 comments:

My Bug Life said...

Yes marmite with porridge's all right and with the crabs (over here)...otherwise, I don't really touch that stuff..:D

C K said...

@my bug life,
With crabs in porridge, why would you add marmite???
Somehow, my mum thought that marmite was good for me when I was a kid... so I ended up swallowing quite abit of that. :p

Jasmine Shanea said...

no marmite for me... hate the taste since young and will hate it forever. Bad childhood experiences with marmite and cod liver oil. *bleagh* wonder why our parents thought it was good for us...

C K said...

@jasmine shanea,
Oh... pleeeease don't remind me of the cod liver oil. I remembered vomiting all over my food after having some forced down my throat.

acura said...

I hate Marmite as well. I don't understand how people can like that black gooey stuff. But taste fine with chicken wings though haha

lina said...

C K,
My dad used to put marmite on my porridge when I was a kid too and stuff me with Cod Liver Oil. Marmite I can take, but that Scott's Emulsion - blergh!!!

My Bug Life said...

I meant crab in marmite alone tastes all right. Not porridge with both crab and marmite..that's weird..:D

SheR. said...

Oh my dear haven't your heard.. Marmite with cheese on toast is an all time English favourite. At least for me.. missed those walkers marmite crisps. And I love the way they packed marmite in tiny packs like your butter!!!

Marmite.. I LOVE it.. wonder why..visited Young's brewery in Wandsworth before they sold it away. Guess what? They sold their first yeast head from beer fermentation (you know the skin in the beer fermentation?) to Marmite!!! Ah... now you know!! I love beer and Marmite!! Hoorah!!!

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi, happen to blog hop here...I do love Marmite and Brovil. Have been eating them since young. Marmite on toast my favorite too. I mixed a tsp pf marmite with flavored onion oil on cook mee sua. Taste heavenly for me.Cheers.

C K said...

@my bug life,
Oh, haha... Ok. But I didn't realized that they have it in crab flavor. I know of the vegetarian variety though...

C K said...

@acura,
Really? That's a new one... with chicken wings. Ok, I'll go coat the wings with marmite and throw them into the oven. Will post about it (if it turns out well). :p

Thanks for the tip!

C K said...

@lina,
I wonder what's the deal with Scott's emulsion??!!

All parents out there, if you don't like the taste of the Emulsion, please... please don't force it down your children's throat.

They'll remember you for that... :0

C K said...

@sher,
Marmite with crisp? Hmm, haven't seen one of those around since I've been to London. Must have either selling like hot cakes or taken off the shelves...

Ah... you're one of those beer babes! Haha... if you're in Singapore, you'll be peddling beer at those kopitiam to those uncles.. wuah hah hah... erm. Sorry.

Yeast head? So what do they use it for?

C K said...

@sweet jasmine,
You know what? It's times like that when you discover lots of different ways to cook basically the same thing. Ahh, the beauty of blogging.

Cooking marmite with mee sua? Hmm... I can totally imagine the taste. Mmmm... will try that out!

kyh said...

in our part of the world, marmite does tend to associate itself with porridge, but in western countries, marmite is served on toasts and watever food that can make a good combination out of it!

LadyBanana said...

Marmite, you either love it or hate it.. That's how the ad goes..

I love it on toast or in cheese sandwiches but in porridge!???!!! YUCK YUCK! never heard of that and the idea of it is revolting..LOL

C K said...

@kyh,
Had this thinking that our kaya is a much better bet compared to marmite on toast. Just thinking about the melted kaya on toast make me salivate.

C K said...

@ladybanana,
Haha... oh well. You should really try it. Spent the better part of my childhood having that regularly. :p

capybara said...

Ilove marmite on toast and have a huge jar in the cupboard, when I was away at sea in my youth I always took a couple of jars with me!

C K said...

@capybara,
Kind of remind you of home when you're away doesn't it?

But to have marmite on toast is really an acquired taste, for me at least. :P

Anonymous said...

i prefer my kaya toast lah. Hey, but i thought its usually the ozzies and kiwis who will eat Marmite that way? Hmm, anyway, they belong to the same family though.. Cheers. Mei

C K said...

@anon,
It seems that the entire world is divided into either the kaya toast or marmite toast lovers. lol!

waitingkitty said...

do you know brovil? i used to take brovil instead of marmite, i think the taste is so much better. :)

C K said...

@waitingkitty,
Of course I know brovil, ate quite alot of that as well. If I remember correctly, it contains beef extract, yah?

Diane Scott said...

Definitely a European thing, I've never heard of it, but it sounds awful! (I don't get out much LOL!)

C K said...

@diane,
I believe that it's an English thing actually as I've not encountered it in other European cities that I've visited... so far.

Anyone based in other European cities care to comment on that?