This morning, we awoke to a fridge with only one piece of cheese left for breakfast. And being the “sacrificial” wife I’m always am, I volunteered to eat my bread with naam phrik phao. (In my earlier post, I mentioned that some people like to eat naam phrik phao as jam, so I was really curious about the taste. Chilli on bread?)
I popped two pieces of bread into the toaster, then slathered a thin layer of chilli jam on top of one piece. I was still a bit skeptical, so I didn’t dare to apply a thick layer lest it wasn’t to my liking. I bit onto my toast and the now-I-know-why feeling immediately flashed in my mind. It was really delicious, with a hint of spice and saltiness, and which balanced very well with a slightly crunchy toast.
“Hey, you should try this!” I exclaimed to Mr. P, unable to contain my excitement and eager to share my food discovery. “It’s really nice!”
Mr. P took my half-eaten toast and bit into it. Two seconds later, his face lit up. “Mmm, it’s yummy,” he said.
I snatched my one-bite-lesser toast back and finished the rest, savouring every morsel. For my second piece of toast, it was generously heaped with naam phrik phao. I swear naam phrik phao is going to be my regular breakfast item from now on. Oh, maybe I should try using sambal chilli as my jam too!