Thursday, October 7, 2010

Food Trip Friday 042: Marmite delight!

I finally found a window of opportunity to blog this week. I haven't been posting for weeks because of a consultancy job that I recently signed on to.

For this week's Food Trip Friday, I'm sharing what I've been snacking on - marmite sandwich! It's quick and easy to make.

My marmite delight! Spread it on toast or on sandwich. Generally spread thinly because of the strong flavour, but I love mine thick, but not as thick as jam!
According to the Marmite FAQ, a marmite is a thick, brown, savoury spread made from yeast that is a by-product of the brewing industry. It has a strong, salty flavour but surprisingly nutritious as it is packed with B-vitamin content, as well as riboflavin and niacin, and it is VEGAN!

I was introduced to marmite by my husband when his mum sent us a parcel with lots of goodies, including a jar of marmite that my husband grew up with and loves up to this day. Let's say it wasn't love at first sight between me and the marmite - I turned my nose up at it the moment he opened the jar. But as days and months and then years went on, I got so curious why most British-born seem to enjoy it.  I don't remember  when and why I finally decided to give marmite a try but now I'm enjoying it on toast like a true-blue Brit.  I tell you, it is definitely an acquired taste and one that produces strong reactions from the uninitiated! You either love it, or hate it! It is also best with cheese :)

Now, Vegemite is another story!


Unknown said...

marmite--this is something new. na-curious tuloy ako.:p

Guiltless Grub said...

Ah, something new to me too. I love to be adventurous with foods. Please send them in right away. :D

Arlene said...

marmite? what is it made of? looks like a jam buti am sure it's not strawberry. :)

Cecile said...

looks yummy; never heard of this before though :-).

Clarissa said...

This is new to me din---interesting.And oh,you said that it is also best with cheese,now I'm tempted!^_^

Have a blissful weekend to you and your family dear!

Verna Luga said...

hmmmm.. me too.. it's new to me seems like a food way back then,.. interesting..

Food Trip Friday Here

FoodTripFriday said...

Welcom back sis! ok lang if you missed a few weeks, everybody is always welcome to make a comeback anytime,sepcially pag ganito kasasarap ang mga entry, :D

Chubskulit Rose said...

Parang ang sarap!

Jenn said...

Hmmm... pati rin ako na-curious na rin. I will tell this to my British friend who's coming over next month - magpapadala ako ng Marmite para matikman ko. :)

My Food Trip Friday post is now up here:
Midway Grill - La Union.
Do drop by if you have the time. Happy weekends!

agent112778 said...

yung "post a comment" sa baba ng entry di gumagana, good thing i clicked (x) comments does this comment

i havent seen that spread. and just like others, im curious too

here's my FTF entry
here's my Food Friday entry

Raymund said...

Yup you are right its an aquired taste, I am living here in New Zealand and we have both Marmite and Vegemite and until now I cant take the flavour, for me the taste is like the residue left on that old soy sauce bottle. But I havent tried it with cheese, I will try it and might change my mind!

Cheerful said...

looks yummy...nung una kong mabasa iyong vegemite ang nasa isip ko, hehehe! :)

Auntie E's Kitchen said...

I saw that in the supermarket the other day. Now I know how to use it. thanks.