Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Breakfast

Yet another yummy treat from Daniel in Perth, Western Australia. Looks like Weetabix that's been coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried before being lovingly nestled on a bed of baked beans. However, I've heard from Daniel that it is in fact: a beef croquet (horrible things - like a cheap, soft meat pie), rice bubbles with full-cream milk, and orange juice, with some prunes in the covered bowl and toast in the bag in the top left.

Don't you just love the presentation? Eat your heart out Gordon Ramsay!

12 comments:

  1. I can't think of anything more disgusting than baked beans for breakfast. And I bet they're cold too. I would cry if anyone gave me that and pretended it was food.

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  2. He's got some nice Rice Krispies and some pasteurised orange juice to go with it, though.

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  3. I've worked it out: hospitals the world over are aiming to cut down patient numbers to make cut down services fit. They plan to do this by making the food look so awful that most would rather kill themselves than eat it. Any who do go ahead and eat it will be killed off by malnutrition.

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  4. Chris in Melbourne14 December 2010 at 19:44

    Cripes, I'm here in OZ but I can't figure out what that 'thing' is with beans!

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  5. i understand that the baked beans are a cheap protein , but for gods sake that looks grim .at least here in the states we are spared that breakfast "delicacy".whatever that thing is hanging out on the side , call it what you will , but i line my garden with them , i call it a rock .

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  6. Looks like a very strangely shaped Chiko Roll.

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  7. Chris in Melbourne16 December 2010 at 05:24

    Chiko rolls are supposed to be an iconic takeaway type 'thing', their heyday was more in the sixties and seventies although they still appear on the list at the local fish and chippery or out of the pie warmer at a sandwich bar. They sort of look like a Chinese spring roll thingo and the contents are unidentifiable, being some sort of mush extruded by machine(the inner doings might be suitable for anyone with no teeth). It is rumoured that vegetable or beef might be somewhere in there. Definitely no chicken to go with the 'Chi' part of the name. We export them to Japan. (snigger)

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  8. Chris: why on earth haven't you Aussies started exporting them here. Someone in the NHS has really slipped up. Chiko Rolls must be the Holy Grail for every hospital caterer. Also, where can we get these pie warmers you speak of? They sound perfect for breaking down food with any traces of freshness, texture and nutrition. The NHS would pay seriously good money for a weapon like that.

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  9. More than you ever really wanted to know about Chiko Rolls, they're alleged to contain beef.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiko_Roll

    Ciao
    JohnB

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  10. I think we can safely assume that the beef croquette is the bastard love child of a Chiko Roll and a Findus crispy pancake. Yum!

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  11. I remember when I was in St Vincents & Mercy Hospital in Melbourne once, I called the kitchen and asked for a small box of Nutra-Grain. It's an Uncle Toby's cereal here that's full of sugar and is crunchy... and I was craving some as my medication had been taken off me for some tests (to see if I was a candidate for brain surgery to 'fix' my epileptic seizures - it turned out I wasn't). The kitchen told me that they didn't serve me that kind of junk. I don't fully remember what they served me for breakfast, but I do remember that Mum gave me a couple of blocks of chocolate to tide me over my sugar cravings as they didn't believe in giving me anything but a diabetic's diet; something I'm not allowed to have because they hand out Nutra-sweet instead of sugar for our tea and coffee.

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