@MB - Martin you are obviously a purist in this regard and thought I don't always agree with them, I have learned that purists usually know what they are talking about. Also, on of your photo captions states that "Smoked salmon, also known as lox, is acceptable to bagel purists". So I feel fairly safe. Smoked salmon, with cream cheese and capers, would be my favourite sandwich filling, and I would not want too much other stuff with it. But I will try and get a couple more plain bagels to take away as well (I will have a long drive home so they will come in handy I am sure......)
@MB.... this place is in a shopping centre so not sure if it is the real deal. I see they do a bacon one (row 2, Bagel 5) right next to my choice of smoked salmon (Row 3, Bagel 6). Anyway, I will be there on May 8th I hope, and will report back.....
As pointed out in your link, true capers are the flower buds of the caper plant. But a friend of mine, or maybe my mom, years ago tried Nasturtium seeds and they were not bad. I have a lot of nasturtiums in the garden and the frosts are beginning here so when I pull them out I might try that. You can also use nasturtium leaves and flowers in salads - crisp peppery taste.
Any pointers to good Bagels in Sydney will be gratefully received!