Devonshire tea and Welsh rarebit @ Ye Olde Smokehouse

me at ye olde smokehouse having devonshire tea

A rather dignified looking gentleman who looks remarkably like me having a civilized tea session at Ye Olde Smokehouse, Fraser’s Hill.

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It is almost certainly a sin (or at least it should be if it’s not) to go up to a British colonial hillside resort and not have Devonshire tea. The cool highlands breeze caressing your senses as you enjoy the scenic misty view while eating hot scones with clotted cream. Divine!

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*record scratching sound*

Of course, it goes without saying that your food gets cold REALLY FAST. *potong stim

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My friend went for the Devonshire tea, which comes with scones, strawberry preserve and clotted cream. It’s RM 18 for the entire set.

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I was craving for something savory so I opted for the Elegant Highland Rarebit (RM 20), a fancy name for Welsh rarebit. The Welsh rarebit is served with a side of fries and my monthly quota of vegetables. I really liked it as it used real streaky bacon instead of that beef bacon nonsense.

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Welsh rarebit is usually made with beer or ale, but I don’t know if they do that over here since I couldn’t detect it. However, this concoction of bacon and hot melted cheese on top of toasted bread tasted delicious!

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All photos taken using the Sony Cyber-shot TX-5.

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203 thoughts on “Devonshire tea and Welsh rarebit @ Ye Olde Smokehouse”

  1. Fraser’s Hill got one Smokehouse also? Pricewise, cheaper than Cameron’s lah … so much so.
    But of course, maybe we were paying for the natural air-cond ….

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  2. rocket: The buns are the scones mate. Anyway, clotted cream is different from whipped cream, the former is richer and heavier while the latter is lighter. 🙂
    J2Kfm: Yeah, there is one at Fraser’s Hill and it’s managed by the same people at Cameron’s. Pricewise, it’s slightly cheaper than Cameron’s but not by much, considering it’s one of the better chalets over there. 🙂
    fresh: The Welsh Rarebit is delicious too! You should try it if you ever go up to Fraser’s Hill. 🙂
    Michelle Chin: It’s delicious! I put it into my tea. Heh! 🙂
    michellezyenn: The fries are not soggy! =D
    I don’t like soggy fries
    It’s very awesome, crunchy, hot in the middle and full of potato goodness. Yums. *drools
    Anyway, I didn’t lose weight. It was the photographer (my friend) who was great, made me look slimmer. Haha!

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  3. rocket: Sorry bro, accidentally marked your comment as spam and moved everything down. It should be working fine now. 🙂

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  4. Oh dear, I’m a can of spam, the favourite of Brits. Hmm, you should perhaps have that with your tea.
    Shit bored today. Still haven’t solved the mystery of the young girl with the hot sports car. And the more important question, why my dad isn’t Li Ka Shing?
    Where that picture you promised me? Ah, just post a picture of princess, I’ll be happy.

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  5. omg that looks damn good. what they need to do now is swap out the fries for a double serving, and put both slices together to make the most awesome breakfast sandwich ever! gotta wonder if the owners’d comply with that request or toss my uncultured ass out. 😛

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  6. rocket: My bad buddy, I clicked on the wrong comment in my CMS. Sorry!
    I don’t have any recent photos of Princess. 🙁
    The Fraser’s post will be up soon! Have been very busy with work. 🙂
    ShaolinTiger: Interesting! Yeah, it’s basically a melted cheese sandwich but with streaky bacon – delicious! 🙂
    dogbone: Heh! Yeah, I wasn’t even that hungry considering I had breakfast and several cans of beer but that is one awesome Welsh rarebit! 🙂
    I think they wouldn’t mind.
    There is no soundproofing at all and we might have kept everyone awake with our racous lovemaking at 2 am in the morning. 😉

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  7. Elaine: Heh! That’s the resident Ye Old Smokehouse barn cat. They have two and eats cream out of your fingers. 🙂

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  8. well, I am 50, this year. not so bad, but all, correction, many of my friends are in the dirt. went to the funerals and every thing. now in deep, deep shit, again. health wise, financial wise, but not friend wise. I like the last photo. here kitty, kitty. It might come and snuggle, or alternately crawl up your arm and bite and scratch. but you extend your hand. very few do that. hell it getts borring otherwise. thanks, hb. Oh, and i like the cooking stuff also. I rolled out some white bread, filled it some canned corn and canned chicken. mumm very good. did not know you could do that. thanks

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  9. I’m sorry, my friend, but my mom was from Bristol, so thats all I can speak of with veracity, but clotted cream is good, um.. if offered steak and kidney pie, nod then run. like hagis. every culture is different. liver mush is ok, to me, as are oysters, or lobster, and i like crab cakes, but cringe at the thought of eating soft shell crab, leggs an all. Tripe is bad, but i eat potted meat with no problem. and this is gonna gross you out, but alot of really old timers used to eat possom, and the brain was considered a delicacy. so, eat what you have, and be… well, fed. Like scorthed chiken feet. no different than me feasting on pickled pigs feet( found a nail in one, once, or a 3/8 nut on canned corn beef. sorry got of track, but you go, HB.

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  10. tom: Cheers my friend! That doesn’t gross me out, it sounds pretty intriging! Possum brain. I haven’t eaten that before. 🙂
    How do you prepare it buddy?
    fish fish: Haha! Ya damn poser photo camwhoring one. 😉
    Michelle Chin: Yeah, it’s a great combo! I love butter, I can eat butter in chips, I can even put butter into my tea! All dairy products goes well with tea. 🙂
    augustus: I didn’t. I’ve never been to the US. My friend from the US brought back that t-shirt from me – Ed! 🙂

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  11. I’ve never seen Welsh rarebit made with beer, and I’m Australian. To play pass the cultural buck some more, I am pretty sure that’s an American thing. We just make it with cheese, Worcestershire sauce and a bit of mustard.
    Never seen it served with bacon, but bacon is never a bad thing!
    They’re some weird looking scones, though.

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  12. Katie: Hello Katie! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Yeah, I have seen beer batter fish though, as in fish and chips. I even brought a pack back. Heh!
    That’s how scones are served over here, it’s buttermilk scones.
    Bacon is always a good thing!
    Especially streaky bacon, not a huge fan of the lean stuff. 🙂

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