I did the History of Terror tour today and it finished off at what I recognised as The Belfast Barge or also known as Holohan's. I guess it goes by both names, depending who you talk to as to what its better known as.
I am a KFC or Big Mac man. That’s what my taste buds demand and I have to say I love the stuff but today I thought I would venture onto something new.
So into the Barge I went fully expecting to be in McDonald's within the hour.
I was shown to my table and a glass of water appeared from no where (good start)
As I scanned the menu McDonalds looked even more promising as I was planning my escape before the waiter came around again.
Too late, he arrived at my table and offered the days specials.
Goats cheese, NO
Some fish thing, NO
Onion Soup, ONION SOUP!!! Really "Onion soup" Tomato soup, Chicken soup, Vegetable soup maybe, but ONION SOUP.
I like Onions so why not give it a try?
Some fish thing again, NO
Boxty potato with Chicken, Bacon and Cabbage.
"What's that Boxty potato thing?"
Boxty Potato???? First its Onion Soup now Boxty Potato.
My taste buds are going to think I am in foreign country when this food arrives.
So I settle for Onion soup for starters followed by Boxty potatoes with chicken.
At least I know I like chicken.
"Would you like anything to drink?"
"No thanks, water is fine"
I always think when you say "water is fine" that you can almost hear the waiter saying to himself,
"Cheap skate, pick the cheapest thing on the menu and don’t even buy a drink"
The soup arrived with 2 slices of wheaten bread on the side and something else, when I asked the waiter what the something else on the side was, to my utter embarrassment he said, "That’s butter"
It was butter with herbs, how was I to know. Golden Cow is butter, anything else is not butter.
This wouldn’t happen in McDonalds
The herbal butter, wheaten and Onion Soup was lovely.
As soon as I had finished, my plate was taken away and my water filled again (I am liking this place)
Main arrived, it looked like a crepe rolled with chicken and bacon inside with some sauce over it and cabbage and some other green leaves on the side. ( My cousin used to own a Crepe bar, that’s how I know what a Crepe looks like but not herbal butter)
Man it was lovely, really so tasty.
Half way through my main I get another top up of water,(wouldn’t get this attention in McDonalds)
My taste buds just had a rollercoaster of an afternoon.
I will definitely be back.
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