After Brecon, we went around in search of nice food in the area.
Our first visit was at Welsh Venison Centre. The farmshop is in the farm, and we were greeted by cows and bulls.
These beige cows did not look familiar and I don't know to which species they belong. Although we were separated by barbed wire, they were very wary of us.
The shop is small but has wide range of products for affordable price. The best seller must be meat but there are also cheese, sweets, vegetable et cetera. These are my purchases.
|Sirloin steak. £3.50. This meat comes from the cows/bulls above.||This is its tranche as steak; very soft and juicy.|
|Venison sausage. They sell various type of venisons, but I took only sausages as they looked easier to cook. Nice, although I am not fan of British style sausage.||Chilli Lime Pickle, £2.50. Very strong taste of lime; homemade taste.|
After the Welsh Venison Centre, we stopped at a village called Llanfihangel Tal-y-Llyn. This is St. Michael Church of the village.
The reason why we stopped here was that one of us has a friend living here. She is a Japanese girl who married a Welsh guy and is now helping the pub run by his parents. It must be tough to be an only Japanese person in the village, I thought. But when three of us visited there, there happened to be there her two Japanese friends. It might have been the first time in the village's history that 6 Japanese people gathering in at the same time.
The village itself does not have anything particularly interesting to see, but is situated not far from the Llangorse Lake, which is a tourist attraction.
This is one of the sheeps that we saw in the village. I don't know names of the spieces of sheeps, but I did recognise that I saw many types of sheeps in Wales
On the way toward Hay-on-Wye we stopped at another farm shop called Smallfarms, which is situated between Brecon and Hay, near Talgarth.
It seems to sell the produces of the various farms in the area. As the web site looked promising, we had high expectation for this place. We were, however, rather disappointed when we visited there. There were not many types or the local products and the price in general was too high even for farm market standard. The only things that looked attractive to me were the potted perennial plants.
As we were there, however, I could not go without buying anything, so I got one piece of Lemon Drizzle Cake. It turned out to be delicious. I shared it with the friends, and we all liked it. I tried to immitate it back at home, but it did not come out even near. I would love to have the recipe.
We then proceeded to our final destination, Hay-on-Wye.