Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eat Like a Lady.

...which is probably the exact opposite of how I eat. I don't know about you, but i grew up with an older brother and i had to eat fast and get lots in advance if i wanted to eat at all! That's why it's nice to change things up a bit from time to time and enjoy a nice girly afternoon having afternoon tea.

chicken salad in a waffle cone - it doesn't look too appetizing but it was actually pretty good!

My girlfriends and I caught up with each other at the Urban Tea Merchant in Downtown Vancouver a few weeks ago. This was my second time ever having afternoon tea and I quite enjoyed it! It was a different experience from my first time at the Fairmont Pacific Rim as this was a little less "fancy" which meant it was more affordable, they had a bigger and more creative tea selection (mango flower black tea...amazing), annnnd best part of all - you get your own tower. I liked this better because I didn't have to think about the speed at which i took things off the tower and ate them, whether or not i should wait for the other person to get their share of chocolate dipped strawberry before i get mine, etc, etc. :P The food was much simpler though, you can tell just from the photos (in comparison to my tea experience here).


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23 comments:

Kalmo said...

Oh afternoon tea is so fun. I just love the towers and presentation. haha I have no table manners growing up in a household of eight and immigrants. I sometimes eat with my hands if I can get away with it. LOL

RicAdeMus said...

LOL, I was going to ask if each person got her own tower. That's a good method of both delivery and distribution--it would take a special person to reach over and steal somthing off your tower. =)

Is a chain restaurant called Vie de France in your area? They have great chicken salad--it's sweet and has raisins.

I'm the youngest of 6, but somehow I end up being the slowest eater at any gathering. I can start dinner first (cuz I'm special, haha), but I still finish last.

Hurnrningbird said...

Ya that chicken salad waffle cone doesnt look that appetizing... but I'll take your word for it! ;)

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bakayabi said...

I love afternoon teas. I went for the first time earlier this month and it was AMAZINGGGG.

But you're right. I was hesitant to eat fast because I had to share my tower with my girlfriends.

But overall, it was a worthwhile experience xD

MizzJ said...

I can just see the thought process behind the chicken salad/waffle dish... "chicken salad good. Waffle good. Both together = good???" haha

Nic Nic said...

I absolutely adore afternoon teas.... I miss hot fresh scones.. yum!! Looks like you had a lovely time ^^

mizzsandychau said...

i had my first experience with high tea the past weekend, and i loved it! although it was a very small place which means cheaper, i really like how it's so relaxing. It's so awesome how you get your own tower!

Steph said...

I've yet to try afternoon tea... will have to soon =D

but I love how everyone gets their own tower!!! no sharing!!! haha && everything looks yummy =]

Jo said...

The best part about this tea is that you get your own tower! I agree that the selections seem a little simple for tea but I believe it's the company that matters. I'm craving for tea food now.

ShinyPrettyThings said...

haha! i'm not ladylike at all when it comes to eating. my family is full of fast eaters too so i used to eat soooo fast. now i have to remind myself to slow down lmao

the tea looks so cute! that chicken salad in a cone looks so cool hahaha i wanna try!

Diane said...

haha i can't be so ladylike when it comes to eating LOL.. need to eat faster because of my active toddler that will nag me and pull me out from my chair anytime... hahaha those foodie nommmee! yummy!! you made me hungry waaah!LOL

ochikeron said...

hi kym! this afternoon tea looks very nice outside!!!

i see suki having afternoon tea often and now you!!! i envy you two!!!

haha. i used to eat fast, too! growing up with sisters made me in that way, but now i don't. also, i always choose quality than quantity ;D hehe

Nashe^ said...

You make me wanna get some chicken salad now!! :9

Nikolett said...

Chicken salad in a waffle cone looks SO weird but I want to eat it hehe. I would love to try going out for a 'tea party' sometime, though I know I'd feel all grown up (or like a really little kid playing dress-up or something lol). P.S. I loved your 'novel' of a comment and am going to reply soooon haha :) But for now I can say: OMG WHAT THE HECK IS "DRIVE" ... it was such a weird movie. Well done, but a little too artsy for my liking and that gore came outta nowhere! Loved the music too, though :) <3 you too!

Katherine said...

yum - this place looks delicious and I love that you get your own tower! I adore afternoon tea :)

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

yummmmmmmm.
I am currently sitting on campus in a lab where we can't eat and my mouth is watering, I'm seriously leaving after I finish writing this comment to go eat--- and I'm NOT a food person. Your pictures just look so good, especially that waffle cone and chicken salad!

Becky said...

Mmmm! All this food looks delicious!!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

This is awesome. I like the idea that everyone gets their own tower. I hate the idea of sharing cause you're right you usually would be courteous enough to wait for seconds. I am yet to try tea anywhere, lol

KyandiiCandy said...

Omg this is so yummy! =D whaahha and yeah i know a lot ppl who are also not feeling comfort when they are wearing a two finger ring XD but actually if you wear it for a while, then you don't feel anything XD whahaa

Khlaren said...

The food looks delicious!! I checked out your other tea experience too and yep, you just made me hungry! xx

ko0ty said...

Eat like a lady? What's that?

Lol I'd rather eat like a man... I love food too much!

As for high tea, I'm not a huge fan of it. It's a fun experience but I'd rather go somewhere and eat a full meal.

aki! said...

Yes, yes, yes! I love the tower. I've never had an experience like this and I love it!

I didn't know you had glitter shoes... I don't want to copy or anything (my wedding is long in the future) but I kind of want glitter too.

Sellina said...

My girlfriends and I went to high tea at Urban Tea Merchant at the wrong time - we had looked at the menu beforehand and it seemed relatively cheaper than other high tea places, but when we got there they had a Mother's Day set menu that we were stuck with (they didn't offer anything else that day) at a whopping price of 60 bucks per person. You can bet that I ate everything in sight and didn't leave a crumb ;P. but admittedly, it was delicious. the lady felt bad for us though so she gave us each a bag of tea leaves which was really nice. I'd def go back again though (sans Mother's Day set menu) and it seemed you had a good time too compared to Fairmont!