I ate food from this place back in July/ August 2012. So I won’t be doing the usual type of review. I was at Leamington Spa, England. I took it to go and walked back to my cousin’s place…but the fish & Chips were still D-Lish! (at least the fish part) I’m sure there’s plenty of other places in England that has D-lish fish & chips….but this was the place I went to ^^ I must say…better than Pajo’s in Steveston, BC. Oh…but the CHERRY Coca-Cola….disgusting >< No wonder we don’t have those here. Weird thing though…quite a few places in Europe charges you for bread/ condiments (i.e. ketchup/ mayo)
Sorry for not posting as often, but I’ve been swamped with things to do…..
I’m going to Japan in May for a year!! ^___^
Other than teaching English over there, I hope I’ll be able to try a bunch of different food and post it all up here. And maybe I’ll post about other things as well….maybe…
But yeah…I still haven’t updated any of my restaurant reviews for Europe or the States >< And I have a few more Vancouver restaurants I want to blog about as well like Fur Elise & Gourmet Luv. I think I may just skimp out on the older reviews simply because my memory won’t do the restaurants any justice. (exception: French Laundry & maybe a few others I have written down or really liked)
But heck…might not be able to blog for awhile….depending on how things go…
One thing I am worried about might be the kitchen I’ll be given in Japan & the cost of baking ingredients & tools O__O
But still….in general, I’m looking forward to the experience ^(00)^
Service Staff: 3.5 – 4/ 5 stars
Quality of food: 3.5/ 5 stars
Atmosphere: Friendly, but busy
Last Visit: February 22, 2012
Comment: For the most part, the service staff was attentive despite how busy the place was. Topped up our table’s water three times throughout our meal with a smile. Kudos to the female manager and this other male server. However, I really don’t like the fact how I found a spoonful of rice underneath my plate at the very beginning of the meal. Someone didn’t clean or check the dish thoroughly enough. Although one of the waitress DID apologize and gave me a new plate immediately, it would have been nice if she told the manager and some form of non-verbal “apology”.
The Papaya & Mango Green Salad was a pretty dish. BUT I absolutely didn’t taste any papaya in it. & very little mango in it (that was overly sour.)
The Roti Canai was pretty good. Loved the sauce with a hint of peanut butter in it.
Although a little lacking in flavour, the Pad Thai was pretty good. I still prefer Sala Thai’s Special Pad Thai a lot more though. (sn: I thought adding the Roti Canai’s sauce to it made the Pad Thai taste better)
1/4 Hainanese Chicken really wasn’t that great in terms of flavour. Something just didn’t taste right…flavour-wise. *no photos* But looks exactly the same as the ones found on urbanspoon.
And I definitely thought the Hainanese rice was just salt + oil + rice. Bleh. Traditional Hainanese rice is much better.
I enjoyed the Char Kuey Teow. Very Flavourful! & very “flavorSOME” as the Irish would have it.
Finally…The Pisang Goreng was quite good!
Tidbit: there’s a private party room on the 2nd floor for a maximum of 30 people. But I think the rooms still needs to be better furnished/ decorated.
Cookie Followed a youtube recipe (Martha Stewart’s recipe) to make my sister’s birthday cookies. It tasted pretty good. “fattening buttery goodness” But for the most part, making it was more for FUN!
The hardest part was forming the letters and some of the shapes (if you don’t have the desired cookie cutters), but that’s the fun bit in my opinion. It’s like playing with play-doh.
And a little melted chocolate chip adds a nice finishing touch to the cookies in my opinion. (a good alternative to artificial coloured sugar/ icing)
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/zd3MESEmEjk
Thank You Ochikeron! I love your recipes!
I didn’t follow the instructions entirely (rearranged & skipped some steps) but it still turned out really well. Was able to make 12 of these piggies (w/ a piggy mold) in a conventional oven.
CLICK HERE for YOUTUBE-> RECIPE
So EASY! Delicious! fun!
I’m going to make this recipe again when I have time.
It’s amazing what Allrecipes can do for you. I altered the recipe by Ginger P (Eggless Chocolate Cake II) slightly (as seen by the bolded ingredients below) and got THiS Beautiful piece of work Baked it as a birthday gift for my 6 year old cousin.
5 cups of sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups of white sugar
1 cup of sweetened cocoa powder (president choice)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 cup milk
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2. in a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Add sugar and mix together.
3. Add oil, water, milk and vanilla and mix as thorough as possible
4. Pour into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 to 1.5 hour (all dependent on your oven) But KEY: rises nicely and toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
5. I turned off the oven and left the cake to sit in it for a good 3 hours before taking it out of the oven to let it cool
(SN: I used a 9 x 13 inch non stick pan (no grease/ oil necessary)
What made this recipe so amazing isn’t the taste….cakes with eggs still taste better in general…but the fact that it rose so nicely even without eggs.
In terms of the frosting…you can easily find a good tutorial on youtube.
Quality of drink + food: 3/ 5 stars
Last Visit: January 24, 2012
Comment: Damn it! My Mango + mochi w/ pearls was just sad. The 1st time I had it, the texture of the mochi & pearls were awesome….this time…meh. Did someone change the bbt barista or something?
Egg waffles. 1st time – Delightfully AIRY! This time – yucky gooey.
1st time was so much better. 4.5 -> 3.
I’ll come here for a 4th time just b/c I wanna have a good bubble tea place I can rely on for a nice pick-me-upper.