Monday, June 9, 2008

Cracker Barrel


Iv already posted these pictures on my other blog together with other pictures taken from our VA trip last month. I figured since they'r food, I should talk more about them here.

The first 2 years that I lived in the US was in PA (Pennsylvania) since that's where Michael is from. There's a lot of Cracker Barrel there but somehow we have never, or maybe I should say that, HE has never taken me there. So when we were in VA (Virginia) last month for 3 weeks (no, its not a holiday, though I do wish it was!) I told him that I want to give it a try.

Grilled Catfish with Deep-fried Okra
The first thing that caught my eyes were the rocking chairs that they have outside their store. They are made of rattan but they aint cheap though. So we proceeded into the 'restaurant'. Well, its not yet the restaurant since the way the place is designed, you will be inside the store where they sell t'shirts, snacks, hats and etc before you are finally inside the restaurant. If you're a shopaholic, this is really the kinda place that you'd go all the time just because you can shop and then eat without having to do much of walking.

Now back to the food. Iv seen/read a few of my friends who seemed to like this place. Yet, somehow I dont. Yes the grilled catfish was pretty decent but that's basically it. Oh ok! That and the deep-fried lady finger. The mac n cheese was pretty tasteless. As for him, he hardly even ate his meatloaf and let me tell you, that guy loves meatloaf. So for him to not like the meatloaf is rather bizarre. on top of that, he didnt even get the left-over to-go.
And that's it. Too short? Well, what else can I say? Iv practically said what there is to be said. Sorry Cracker Barrel. You just dont score much in my book.


Pak Idrus said...

Hey! Lady, from the look of it you are such a passionate cook, love doing it and I believe you that it taste as good.

BTW you should run a food outlet or Order from Home for those delicious Malaysian food. It sure made good business sense. With the Internet everything are possible.

We had Kari ayam and Asam pedas ikan tengerri here in Boston. Have a nice day.

I Cook4Fun said...

Farina, there is a Cracker Barrel just outside out housing here. Ate there once but never like the food. Everything pretty tasteless and mushy. Give me my nasi and sambal anytime :)

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pak Idrus, im stil very much an amatuer when it comes to cooking. I did take few orders fr my friends. ;) Assam pedas ikan tenggiri, sedapnya!

Gert, u too? lol. i tot i was the only one! yup, il go w sambal and nasi anytime too.

PEARLY said...

oh wat a cracker barrel well done farina.
west V malaysian food I think I will be like u and gert ... Nasi lemah and sambal is still the best of the best ehheheh

tigerfish said...

I have not heard of Cracker Barrel but I have heard of Crate and Barrel. LOL!
Nice food.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pearly, yup. Nasi lemak and sambal beats everything! lol.

Tigerfish. i love crate n barrel. cant afford their stuff tho. :P

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yummm so wanna try the grilled cat fish and the fried lady fingers yummm...bring on the icy cold glass of beer

Salt & Turmeric said...

Rita, u can have the fish and lady finger but cracker barrel dont serve beer. another reason why hubby wasnt too happy. lol!