Here’s an idea, let’s take a round loaf of bread and stuff it full of everything delicious, slice it up and serve it like pie. As a matter of fact, let me help you by smacking your silly face for mentioning an English breakfast to me, and drop kick those meat pies you’re thinking of serving. This is serious because we’re talking about a real breakfast package, the shooter’s sandwich.
The sandwiches are beautiful when done correctly and a delicious and low maintenance breakfast (well considering you need to make it the night before). When you see them on the internet they’re often calling you toward them as the ooze steak, egg, and sauce soaked bread. To make them the process calls for decapitating a round of artisan bread and layering in the items you’d most like to have in the morning (i.e. steak, chorizo, marinated chicken and sharp melty cheeses). After the hollowed out loaf is stuffed, the top of the bread is returned and it’s left to rest with a heavy weight on top overnight. In the morning the heavy duty loaf is thrown into the oven to heat the inside, and give the outer bread a crusty, crumbly texture. This probably began as a great way to make use of your leftovers, but chefs have in the past five years or so reimagined the possibilities of this versatile breakfast.
They were all the rage for a while, but then foodies decided they were overdone before the trend ever really made it to Bangkok. Not only did they get really popular pretty damn fast, but they also sparked this debate about the best breakfast which grew tiresome. Trends are always slow to arrive here, but especially the heartier dishes (read: anything not sugary or Japanese). Bangkok has also been notoriously bad at breakfast. Bagels arrived a few years ago, and the cafe boom has made it easier to find an egg’s benedict– but it’s definitely a dining category we’ve got to make some more strides in. So needless to say, I tried to eat one of these entirely by myself and was completely full after two or three slices. Thanks Chef Daniel and if you’ve yet to try, add a visit to Osito for breakfast to your Bangkok bucket list.
Now that we got breakfast sorted, where’s my morning gin and tonic?!
OSITO URBAN SPANISH RESTAURANT LOCATION AND HOURS
Address: 888/23-24 Mahatun Plaza, Ploenchit Rd.
Directions: Take BTS Phloen Chit and exit toward the Park Ventures Ecoplex. Take the steps or go through the building to the ground level, reversing direction to find Mahatun Plaza. Cross the complex to the far side of the building and enter the parking lot, walking until you reach sibling restaurants Osito and La Monita.
Phone Number: 02 651 4399
Hours: 10:30am – 11:30pm, Daily
Price Range: 300 – 500 THB per person
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ositobkk