I was pressed for time, the other day, so had to opt for the takeaway option from Hula. As you will have read, I had a jolly time to myself.
An opportunity arose to pay a visit, before my trip to Hongfu, yesterday, so I seized it.
Given that it was Hallowe’en weekend, I wasn’t surprised to see a queue snaking it’s way from the costume shop, next door, past Hula’s sunny entrance way. I timed it to miss the lunchtime rush, but found the place still nicely busy, as it was throughout my stay.
Guess what I ate? It was of the pea and ham variety. Rather spectacularly, it came with a rustic slice of cheese on toast.
This style of pea and ham, made from green split peas, is one that I have a habit of mangling quite badly, ending up with a soup that whilst flavoursome is way too gritty. No such mistakes were made here, with a beautifully rustic bowl of soupy goodness, with complex texture and hearty flavour.
Susan then popped over with a lovely little sample of one of their trademark smoothies. Slowly but surely, she’s starting to convince me of their merit. I don’t think it’s ever going to get to the stage where I’ll be creating a smoothie league table, but it’s good to learn to appreciate new things.
I ate: pea & ham soup, cheese on toast
I drank: water, sample of whirling dervish smoothie, espresso
I wore: whirling dervish coloured suit
Total bill: c.£7