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Revolting breakfasts

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Teetime Thu 28-May-20 10:09:27

I have just watched DH toast a fruited teacake and spread one side with marmite and one with honey. I thought it was bad enough on his avocado squashed up with Worcester sauce days.
Anyone else watching a revolting breakfast?

timetogo2016 Thu 28-May-20 10:13:35

Teetime, if it keeps him quiet and happy go with it.
But the avocado and w/sauce ? oh my lord.
I would feel physialy ill.

Jane43 Thu 28-May-20 10:28:10

Not watching one as we tend to have muesli, porridge or toast but when I left school I got a job in a bank and as part of the training programme we had to go on courses away from our home area and stay in somebody’s home, usually retired bank employees. On one of the courses two of us stayed with a lovely lady who one day served up a breakfast of smoked haddock with a poached egg on top. I had never, ever had fish for breakfast and the sight of the poached egg on top just made my stomach churn. I ate a lot of it out of politeness but afterwards I felt ill and went to the bathroom and brought it straight back up. At the time was just too much for my 16 year old stomach and although I like smoked haddock and I like poached egg I still don’t think I could manage them together at breakfast time.

Jane10 Thu 28-May-20 10:48:19

Smoked haddock is a classic breakfast dish. I read this to DH as its one of his favourites if we're staying in a hotel.
The most unpleasant breakfast sight I ever saw was one time we were in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It obviously catered for an international clientele. As I worked my way through the buffet opening each of the heated compartments I never knew what to expect. The worst was opening the lid to a mass of spider crabs all legs and tentacles steaming away. I settled for a beautiful fruit selection myself but enjoyed watching others filling their plates with everything from waffles and syrup (yuk) to full English with iced doughnuts on the side!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 28-May-20 11:03:46

The Breakfast Buffet in hotels is always an eye opener, especially in Asian Countries I cannot get my head round curry, rice and noodles for breakfast!

Charleygirl5 Thu 28-May-20 11:23:46

I have never been served anything inedible to me. I have stopped the cooking for eg fried eggs, poached eggs and smoled fish.

I would prefer curry because I do like it and I could eat it at every meal.

Teetime Thu 28-May-20 12:09:27

Ah now we loved smoked haddock with poached egg for breakfast but I save it for a Sunday treat and cook the fish in a clear fish bag from Lakeland so the house doesn't smell of fish for days. But Kippers NO NO NO- smelly!!!

I had Nasi Goreng for Breakfast in Malacca - delicious.

TerriBull Thu 28-May-20 12:27:39

I don't like porridge much, but it does it's job it's sustains far longer than any cereal could, so I do force it down a couple of times a week. Other than that, in the last few years I've found eggs often turn my stomach, can only eat scrambled if they are flavoured with chives or smoked salmon Similarly I'm okay with frittatas or omelettes with lots of things chucked in so they don't taste of eggs. Weird I know shock Husband hates Marmite thinks it's positively food of the devil!

MiniMoon Thu 28-May-20 13:05:04

I was once in a hotel, and watched a woman pour bitter lemon on her cornflakes shock.
I dont usually eat breakfast, but when I do, I will eat anything.

DiscoGran Thu 28-May-20 13:51:49

I can't face anything cooked for breakfast either, certainly not smoked fish.
We have been having bircher muesli aka overnight oats a lot lately, with yogurt and fruit. Can make it at tea time put in fridge and it's ready for the morning. Convenient and healthy, what's not to like?

Alishka Thu 28-May-20 15:04:14

Smoked haddock + poached eggs on top = Food of the Godsgrin
Likewise kippers, lying on the plate, sightless eyes staring up at you - none of those boil-in-the-bag with a pat of butter travesties, pleaseshock
Worse breakfast recently was one that was ***ed on Trip Adviser in Asheville, North Carolina. First course, Baked Apple, cored and filled with crystallized sugar, maple syrup poured over, followed by 'bacon and eggs' = bacon strips with maple syrup and eggs, sugared, third course? Dunno. We escaped the dining room at this point, returned to our rooms,brushed our teeth, gargled, then went out to find a Lebanese restaurant where we ate magnificently, no sugar in sightgrin

Callistemon Thu 28-May-20 15:07:17

A hotel we stay at sometimes in N Qeensland serves a variety of breakfasts for many nationalities.
Miso soup for breakfast anyone?

sodapop Thu 28-May-20 16:33:10

I like marmite but not on teacakes Teetime each to his own though.
I love smoked haddock and kippers but not first thing in the morning. Nice for brunch.
Obviously my favourite is croissant and pain au chocolat but not too often.

shysal Thu 28-May-20 16:34:23

One of my colleagues used to take a large raw onion to work every day for breakfast. Ugh!

merlotgran Thu 28-May-20 16:45:26

We once sat next to a German couple in a B&B.

We chatted as DH and I tucked into a full English. The couple had ordered muesli, to which they added milk, yoghurt, honey and blueberries. I thought it looked delicious until they each tipped their glass of orange juice over the whole lot and slurped their way through it. shock shock

Pantglas2 Thu 28-May-20 16:49:14

I don’t understand chocolate at breakfast whether it be pain au cocolat or a chocolate flavour cereal - yuk!

kittylester Thu 28-May-20 17:00:22

I love kippers!

I couldn't eat breakfast in our hotel in Japan as I couldn't cope with a whole fried egg being eaten with chopsticks. 🤢🤢

Puzzler61 Thu 28-May-20 17:10:08

I have seen my dad eat slices of bread spread with dripping and slices of homemade brawn (from pigs’ heads) for breakfast. He was rarely ill and ate some odd old-fashioned thrifty dishes.

Mrst1405 Thu 28-May-20 17:11:22

I had a very hot sardine curry for breakfast in Sri Lanka. Very nice but repeated all day.

Nortsat Thu 28-May-20 17:17:53

I always buy my partner a box of nice chocolates (Hotel Chocolate) for Chr***mas and he always eats the whole top layer for breakfast on Chr***mas morning!
It’s his favourite breakfast of the year.
It makes my teeth ache just thinking about it.

Marmight Thu 28-May-20 17:24:29

My late Aunt who lived in Uganda for many years had an avocado tree in the garden. She ate her avos covered in Worcester Sauce all her life. Me, I prefer them with vinaigrette but not for breakfast although I’ll often eat a poached egg on avocado toast with wilted spinach. Yum. In Kenya we were often offered ‘party’ cakes covered in sickly pink, yellow or blue icing for breakfast. The children obviously preferred them to the somewhat dubious and unidentifiable other offerings.

GagaJo Thu 28-May-20 18:07:57

Breakfast is such a cultural thing. When I was living in China one of my private tutees was horrified at the thought of bread or cereal for breakfast. Her favourite was noodles with vegetables. Mind you, I'd eaten her granny's food before (granny lived with them) and it was incredible. I'd have eaten anything she put in front of me.

Maggiemaybe Thu 28-May-20 18:35:25

I love my breakfast and can enjoy most things. The offerings on here that would faze me are the avocado and Worcestershire sauce, the raw onion and the sardine curry. envy

We did have other curries for breakfast in Sri Lanka though. In fact the dahl there was the best I’ve ever tasted and I had it at every buffet meal.

Maggiemaybe Thu 28-May-20 18:36:45

Oh, I really want a curry now! grin

Jane10 Thu 28-May-20 19:01:32

Kedgeree the breakfast of Kings!! Yum e yum!