After about an hour flight from London Stansted Airport, we arrived in Glasgow Prestwick, welcomed by a bright and sunny weather.
We were greeted with warm welcomes from Christine and Chris when we arrived. Placed our luggage in their room and went out sightseeing in Glasgow. Our first stop was the Glasgow Cathedral, the photo was taken from the Cathedral Square.
The Blacader’s Aisle is located in the lower church. It was said to occupy the site of cemetery consecrated at the beginning of the 5th century. We both agreed with what Christine and Chris told us earlier, it did felt kind of cold when visiting the lower church, creepy huh?
Chris said it’s a must to try the Guinness Stout in Glasgow, and we have to cover our upper lips with froth from the beer! The beer was nice and smooth, we’ve never thought that Guinness Stout would taste this good, and fun too!
Junction Bar offers 2 main meals at £7.99 from 3pm onwards everyday. The 8 options available are sausage and mash, fish and chips, haggis, neeps and tatties, chilli con carne, macaroni cheese, steak pie, vegetable lasagne and beef lasagne. Christine had a steak pie where chunks of prime steaks marinated with Belhaven beer were topped with puff pastry. The steak pie was served with peas and chips.
The sausage and mash which ys and I ordered was quite delicious. Two local butcher’s jumbo pork and leek sausages were served on a mountain of mash and smothered with onion gravy. The sausage has a strong and heavy taste compared to sausages that we had back in Malaysia, we enjoyed every bite of it. The mashed potatoes were smooth and sweet when eaten with the onion gravy.
We heard about haggis from Christine during their stay in Cardiff. Without much hesitation we had this haggis, neeps and tatties. The Chieftain haggis was served with mashed potatoes, bashed neeps, oatcakes and homemade whisky sauce. Haggis is actually a Scottish dish consisting of a mixture of intestines of lambs boiled in the stomach of the lamb. Sounds a little intimidating at first but after we took the first bite, it tasted good, very unique in fact, tasted like minced meat heavily seasoned with hints of spices. We were quite surprise to find no traces of gamey taste. Looked it up in the dictionary and found that neeps is actually a type of Swedish turnip usually used as an accompaniment with haggis. Tasted rather similar to mashed pumpkins. We also didn’t realise that tatties are actually potatoes until we googled it out.
We had a scrumptious dinner and it was very pleasant and filling. Learned a lot from the trip too. A great thank you to Christine and Chris. For more information about the bar, do visit Christine’s blog.
14-16, West George Street,
Glasgow G2 1DA,