The Pokey Hat. The Counting House.

Weekends are supposed to be enjoyed. Spending weekends here at Glasgow are most often contributed doing grocery shopping, laundry-ing….
I miss the cinema weekends and chilling out at malls with Chris.
Sunday get-together with family.
However, finding leisure around here,
Getting yourself connected to the nature,
Is much easier.

There we went, to the Isle of Bute.
Walking, taking the train for 1 hour, and boarding the ferry, took bus, and walked again for miles!
But worthwhile.
Scenic routes you’ll witness,
But also thanks to this one day trip, my foot is still aching.

MountStuart House at The Isle of Bute!

After touring and lotsa photo taking sessions, we went back to the small town near the port, in search for some ice-cream. Windy and chilly weather, matched up with cones of chillin’ ice cream was what we wanted upon reaching!!
Stopped by the Pokey Hat for some 😛
Cost us a pound each 🙂

Bubble Gum flavour

Ferrero Rocher

and Vanilla for myself!

Finally, we reached Glasgow’s city center and we’re all worn out. FOOD! to heal our empty stomach is what we needed.
The Counting House at George Square. Packed with people once we stepped in. Almost,I mean ALL the Scottish were drinking. Culture. Routine. Most restaurants here will eventually turned into a pub during the night 😛

We had the “2 main meals for 7.69 pounds deal
Meatballs with Linguine Pasta. I thought the sauce was too sour, but love the texture of the meatball. Good stuff 😛

Thai Noodle Salad. Highly scented with spices. It was tasty and served cold. A unique salad serving 🙂

Fish and Chips
Served with tartar sauce, a total different serving compared to the one we had back at Fish and Chips at Buchanan, which was added with vinegar. However, I still thought this was better and cheaper! ;P

Heard from some locals about the lovely burgers and beers served here. Gonna grab some if I’m returning here again 🙂

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23 Replies to “The Pokey Hat. The Counting House.”

  1. Yeah, tomato sauce in Europe quite sour one. I remember drinking tomato soup in London wah, so sourish.

  2. Precious Pea says: Reply

    Seems like a fun place to spend the weekend. After looking at your photo, my ‘sam yuk yuk’ already. How i wish i can go visit this beautiful country.

  3. now that’s a nice weekend. wei, dont forget your homework ar??? hehehe…

  4. The Thai noodle salad looks like dry curry noodles..

  5. Big Boys Oven says: Reply

    hahahha Looked superb! Wonderful ice cream over sunny really really cool! Also try to catch open air concert during summer, would be fun.
    Try hiring a car with your friends and driving around scotland, would be nice!

  6. ♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ says: Reply

    oh! so enjoy lo you! hehe… si bei song~

  7. so much ice cream on such a tiny cone…:p

  8. at least nature provides u with cute bubblegum ice-cream 😉

  9. New Kid on the Blog says: Reply

    what’s that oyster £1.50 ?? that caught my attention.

  10. Wai Sik Mui says: Reply

    hi christine! first time at your blog..very nice photos.what camera do you use? ur post reminds me of my first year in uni 🙂

  11. Wah, such tall cones! Are those real?

  12. -kent- f0 粉肠 says: Reply

    the first thing when i reach is to try out their fishie and chips…i m so so craving!!!


  13. hmmm last time they have this mixed grilled plate for 7.95 pounds. That is worth a try.

    n gourmet burger sucks. dont try. haha.

    good that u like the food here.

  14. Ms. _______ ! says: Reply

    what’s a teddy cone?

  15. What a lovely weekend! U look like u r having a blast there! =)

  16. ohhh, sweet! that’s really sweet! i love the name of pokey hat. u had just the vanilla flavour?! the bubble gum flavour is something i wish to have now!

  17. Having fun I see.

  18. Those ice-creams look so delicious – I would definitely go with the bubble gum flavour! 🙂

  19. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    simon seow~
    perhaps their version is more sourish.. but a bit over the top ;P
    tomato soup? wanna try how sour it is! ^^

    Precious Pea~
    come come… Let me show you around the place! haha… Hope we won’t get lost by then. Still not familiar with the routes ;P

    I finished my homework only go play wan….
    hehe.. “Guai” hor? ^^

    Yea… but it’s cold ;P

    No international driving license I’m afraid…
    Open concert sounds cool.I’ve seen a ‘mini’ one during the west end festival ;P
    Will look out to see if there’s any greater ones 🙂 Thx for the info!

    Looks “song” only…. Weekdays not “song” dy..
    Classes everyday 9 to 5 🙁

    haha.. Not that tiny actually, bigger than McD’s cone ;P

    LoL 🙂
    Yea.. at least we found something NICE 🙂

    New Kid on the Blog~
    It’s the shape of the cone..
    Resembles the shape of the oyster. But i think it looked like clam’s shell ;P

    wai sik mui~
    hi there!
    Thx for dropping by 🙂
    I’m using Canon’s Powershot A650IS. Not bad ;P
    Uni’s experience…unforgettable rite? 🙂

  20. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    Yea yea… real ones 🙂
    That’s expensive… we only got the smallest ones.;P

    U can find lots of fish and chips around here. Easily spotted 🙂
    Still looking for the best one in town ;P
    Let u know by then.hehe.

    gourmet burger sucks? ooo.. didn’t know that. Thought of trying some more ;P
    Grilled plate sounds tempting… Portion big? can share? 😉

    Ms. _______ ! ~
    Hiya 🙂
    Er…I’m not sure about that.. haha.
    Maybe it’s a cone made out of the shape of a teddy ;P

    Yea.. the place was worth checking out. Very Scenic 🙂
    having fun during weekends only ;P

    haha.the plainest is the safest I guess. Not really into other flavours ;P
    Sure know u’ll choose the bubble gum! I can tell! 😉

    Yea… Hope to have more fun like this in the coming days! ;P

    hiya 🙂
    Bubble gums flavour with lotsa marshmallows. Can’t resist it. ^^

  21. KampungboyCitygal says: Reply

    glad that ur enjoying urself girl! must gain some weight before u come back ok?

  22. Wow, what a nice weekend that you had! So many choices for ice-cream. Looks so tempting. Feel like having a bite! 🙂

  23. Hi Christine,
    Thank you for your love of food. I’m lookin for places to eat when I visit glasgow in Oct. I am making mental notes to try fish n chips and Karma Sutra.
    by the way, I’m a bit suprised to see so many Malysian students in glasgow.

    Nicole G

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