Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00

    Tramshed Revisited

    They offered us another meal, we went back, it was much nicer.

    Published in Restaurant foodie
    Friday, 24 May 2013 09:49


    chicken and chips         the tramshed bar 

    The only table for four at this popular and crowded restaurant was at 5pm or 9pm so we went for the latter. I say crowded because it wasn't just busy - it was packed. We had to wait for our table so had a drink at the bar, which by 9pm you need to get in minutes, then nice starters (onion rings and Moons Green beer sticks, a delicious and great value biltong) Another wait for mains to arrive so that eventually we asked where it was, and then huge disappointment... (I think we were really a bit over-excited, Mark) Meat with little flavour, over-cooked chicken, a rare steak that was ordered as medium, so went back to be done again. A rare rib of beef (for two to three people) that we were told 'takes a long time to cook' and 'is best served medium to melt the fat marbling the meat', which I thought was gristle, but why not tell us that when we order? And the ensuing feedback to the concerned front of house staff that we feel will contribute, is embarassing and pointless for a restaurant of this calibre. Yes we like the cow in formaldehyde artwork but the meat could have come from the case hanging above us. The only good thing was the bill, at £35 a head it was a lot less than we expected. But then we're from Suffolk - where some of the steaks are proper good.

    Published in Restaurant foodie
    Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:04

    Usain Bolt - our Olympic Dish of the Day

    So what does the fastest man in the world eat every day?

    Usain Bolt's Breakfast - Yams and fried green bananas or maybe saltfish and ackee

    Usain Bolt's Lunch - Rice with pork or beef

    Usain Bolt's Dinner- Rice with beef or pork

    Usain Bolt favourite food - KFC but especially their Chicken Nuggets (oh dear...) but you can go to our recipes for HOME-MADE chicken nuggets.

    Published in Dish of the Day
    Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:18

    Yee Ha - it's nearly the 4th of July

    On Sunday we smoked some chicken outside over hickory wood chippings to get in the mood for our 4th of July visit to USAF Lakenheath for their barbecue - as we did last year - see our featured post from then. Our chicken was so good we forgot to take pictures but here's a link to BBQ Guy's food blog in America to get you in the mood. And the fire was perfect to do a slab of hot smoked salmon afterwards.
    Published in Home Made