I can't think back about life in Chiang Mai without thinking about Boat Bakery. We used to come here during weekends and enjoy their 'American Breakfast'. The bakery is located right by the main gate of Chiang Mai University, which was close to where we lived. Sometimes my parents would come here after their morning walks, and have breakfast before coming home. When it was someone's birthday, we'd buy birthday cakes from the bakery as well. After all these years, my friend told me that it's not as good as before. I didn't care, though. I still wanted to come... for old time's sake.
So we gave up on the hotel breakfast this morning, and spend our own money on breakfast. I really wanted to come and enjoy thinking back about the old days. I love the taste of the eggs with a few drops of Maggi sauce! That was the kind of taste I was looking forward to!
Two pieces of toast with jam and butter. Yes, the hotel provided bread, too. But it was a different feeling, different atmosphere!
A cup of tea and a cup of coffee, this was a great morning to share with a friend and my other half.
It was nice seeing a plate of food that I had once been so familiar with.
It had been a very long time since I last had breakfast here. I couldn't really tell how bad it's become. But all I knew was that it was still pretty nice to just be there!
最後還加點了一盤"ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า"給老公品嘗。這道叫做"guey teaw rad na"。是個半湯半乾的豬肉粿條料理。以前小時候住過的一個社區，有位阿姨在自家門口擺攤。天仙有生以來吃過最好吃的"ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า"就是那位阿姨做的！不過我們還沒搬離那裡，他就已經不做了。如今只能到別家品嘗、回味了！
Lastly, we ordered another plate of "ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า" (pronounced guey teaw rad na). It's a dish of flat rice noodles in thick gravy, so it's kind of soupy. I remember the lady that used to sell this in one of the neighbourhoods we lived in. She made the best ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า! But then, before we even moved out of that community, she stopped selling! So now, I can only try and remember what it tasted like!