Aug 31, 2011

A Dilly of a Pickle.

60-hour work weeks are over!!! What better way to celebrate than with food?! No surprise here right?

Honey Black Tea with Tapioca + Buttered Toast

I was wearing a lace dress for camp's Staff Appreciation Night. I left early to have a late night snack at Go for Tea haha. Al said since I was so dressed up that night, he'd dress up too so we can both look fancy for bubble tea LOL, go figure. I apologize for the graininess of this picture (didn't want to turn on flash). But here ya go, my first Go for Tea (dine-in) experience.

The other day, we picked up a couple of things at the mall and had a late lunch at Pickle Barrel.

Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup & Mixed Nut Sauce

Grilled salmon fillet with toasted mixed nut pieces and maple syrup glaze served with Napa lettuce, red peppers and snow peas in a sesame dressing.

I love maple syrup on pancakes... but who knew it would be orgasmic on salmon?! "Twas yummy to the tummy. Not a fan of the warm veggies though (yuck).

Spanish Paella

Flavoured rice, mussels, black tiger shrimp, chicken, bell peppers, sausage, plum tomatoes, onions, zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms.

This was just alright, definitely not as yummy as the salmon. I think the mix of mussels, shrimp, sausage and chicken threw me off. Too much meat and seafood in one dish. Guess Paella isn't really my thing. Oh wellz.

40th anniversary ruby red velvet cake mini dessert.

I thought this was a cake.. but really it was an 80% cream cheese and 20% cake sort of thing - and I loved it - enough said.

So we needed the bill after indulging in our desert but our waiter was nowhere in sight for 20 minutes!!! The place wasn't even busy since it was like 4 O'clock. I was pretty fed up.

Me: Dare me to not tip?
Al: Yup.
Me: Ok.

So when another waitress finally walked by, we asked for our bill and what do you know? Our waiter returned but didn't even bother coming to our table to check up on us! Our time is valuable thank you very much. End of rant~


  1. Pickle Barrel used to have good food but now I've noticed that the food is not same and their service is still as sucky as ever, so I hardly eat there any more. Still never been to go for tea! It's not far from home but just never went in. Very jealous of that giant bbtea. =] totally craving it now!

  2. After my horrible experience with Pickle Barrel's customer service a few years ago, I told myself I will never go back. Their food isn't that great anyway.

  3. i've had bad experiences at pickle barrel too! good job for not tipping, i wouldn't either. Tipping is for people who actually does some work!

  4. welcome back! haven't seen your posts in a while.. :P

  5. I'm sorry to hear your restaurant experience left so much to be desired. At least you had good company. This is my first visit to your blog so I decided to browse through some of your earlier posts as well as this one.I am so glad I did that. You really have created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. go for tea - always so so busy!

  7. No way you got the case?? If only we were at the bookstore at the same time and bumped into each other haha. I want everything from that line but I'd be way in over my head.
    By the way I JUST saw your youtube vid from like 3 years ago... um... amazing to say the least?! HELEN you should do more vids! You edit like a pro!!

  8. BOBAAAA :) haha i love it

  9. The food looks absolutely amazing! Argh I hate shoddy service though :(