I want some…

The first and the last time I had a bagel was in Kuching when somebody opened up a franchise place there many many years ago. They told me it was like our Sibu kompia but I was somewhat disappointed with it. It looked like someone had stepped on the kompia or something – kind of flattened and it seemed to me quite tasteless. Even though I was not a fan of kompia, I thought that at least, it was a little bit nicer.

Well, I’m bringing this up now as my daughter went to this bagel place in Wellington…

Wholly Bagels, Wellington 1

…and boy, wouldn’t I want one of this? Drool! Drool!

Bagel in Wellington

This is a photo of the bagels on the menu card…

Wholly Bagels, Wellington 2

…and even minus the filling, I do not see any similarity with our humble kompia.

This one that my daughter had was the classic bagel platter with jalapeno cheddar…

Classic bagel platter with jalapeno cheese

…which cost NZ$7.50.

Frederick, if you are reading this, I would want one like that at the KompiaTiam…or something similar – a slice of turkey ham or beef bacon and cheddar cheese perhaps and after toasting, add the lettuce and tomatoes before serving. I wouldn’t mind paying more for that (but not NZ$7.50! *faints!!! LOL!!!). After all, this little thing that I bought at the WeCare Bakery was RM1.70 each.

My daughter had this together with the bagel – a regular Moccachino with a chocolate fish…

Moccachino with choc fish

…for NZ$3.30.

I keep telling her not to bother cooking for herself unless it is raining so heavily that she cannot get out of the apartment or she’s so busy that it is more convenient just to whip up a simple meal and eat in the room like these soy sauce chicken drumsticks that she cooked the other day…

Mel's soy sauce chicken drumsticks

After all, many things that they have there are not easily available here, so she should grab the chance to enjoy all of that in Kiwiland in her two years there. I certainly am glad she’s doing that…sometimes.