After our Sinterklaasfeest last weekend, it was time for me to head back out to Sydney for another week at the client. And it was here that I had my own, personal touch of home experience.
If there is one thing that the Germans are known for in the food department, it is probably our love of bread (no, I am not talking about the liquid kind here) and the variety that is available in Germany. There are some 600 different types of main bread and another 1200 types of bread rolls on sale, according to Wikipedia. And it is always a vast disappointment to come to a different country and having to make do with the few, mostly soft, kinds that you can get there. (Hint: Australia is not much of a bread country, either.)
So it was with great pleasure that I discovered “Lüneburger” at Sydney Central Station on Wednesday: a German bakery, selling not only “proper”bread, but also cakes and coffee, as is normal in Germany. (The one thing they changed is that they are selling the Australia, barrista-made coffee. This is a good thing!) And not only is the store German, half the staff is as well. So, as desert, I just had to go and get myself some Pflaumenkuchen!
After I had told my German colleague about my find, it was only natural that we would have breakfast here this morning. Belegte Brötchen!
It is amazing just how much please one can have from a single piece of bread. I will definitely come back here for more in the future.