When the weather is cool and rainy like it’s been this Easter weekend, most people find comfort in a bowl of hot soup.
I’m not hot about soup. In fact, cold weather makes me crave rich, tasty food. So I blame the weather for making me eat two lunches in a day.
First, a beautiful golden tonkatsu tenderloin with grated radish and a dash of ponzu, followed by a bowl of spicy ramen.
Given the public display of excess at lunch, I decided despite the prolonged evening drizzle, to have a conservative dinner.
Conservative a meal may be, but it doesn’t have to lack richness or taste. Sometimes even the most simple food can send one’s palette into sensory overdrive. On the top of my list is buttered English muffins – one of my rainy day, stay-home staples.
My mouth waters copiously when I think about slathering on creamy butter that melts onto the hot muffin, releasing a wonderfully rich aroma. And then, to add a punch of flavour, a thin spread of salty Marmite. I can almost feel the crunch of the toasted top which contrasts nicely with the dense, chewy inside. Oh…uh…oh…uh…oh…
I love the ultra gimmicky Marmite Gold edition which has tiny flecks of gold coloring. It has a rather mellow flavour compared to marmite and is perfect to spread over a hot buttered crumpet! When you bite into one, it’s little wells of buttery, salty goodness just ooze onto your tongue. Mmmph!