I recently came from a vacation from beautiful Cebu. I stayed in two good hotels during the trip since I explored two different areas of the Philippines’ queen city of the south. Both hotels had breakfast buffets. There goes my diet yet again.
The truth is, I love breakfast buffets. It’s convenient. It’s instant comfort food. I also love eating at breakfast buffets especially when there are no appointments to think or worry about. And I love the variety of breakfast dishes to choose from. Still, I do know that a number of people who dislike breakfast buffets, particularly at hotels. Such is understandable. I mean, if you are, let us say, staying at a hotel for a week or more, most probably, you will see the very same dishes every single day. And somehow, you are forced to eat whatever is available. Yikes!
This need not be the case. You can create your own signature dishes at (breakfast) buffets. And whenever I am having breakfast at a hotel, I see what concoctions can be created by using the hotel’s prepared ingredients. After all, if hotels encourage their patrons to make their own ice cream at the ice cream station, why can’t we make other dishes that would truly satisfy our cravings?
Last Saturday, I turned the plain croissant into a Bacon-Ham Croissant Sandwich.
I sliced the croissant in half. And I simply put together two slices of ham, a slice of bacon, two fresh onion rings, cream cheese and lettuce. It was soooo delicious! You’ve got to try it. At least, if you’re staying in a hotel for a week, you won’t end up eating the exact same thing every day.
In the past, I also made a croissant sandwich using smoked salmon, lettuce and cream cheese. It was also a winner.
At another breakfast buffet, my girlfriend made French toast with maple syrup, slices of mango, and bacon strips.
They don’t take any effort at all, and the possibilities are endless. All you need is a little imagination.