Obu Pan Asian (Glasgow) : Review


2nd Floor Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 9th February 2018      T:  0141 221 7044  W: www.obupanasian.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


The worst part of being a food blogger,  is you have always try different places (not really a bad thing) but it means that the places you really like to visit get pushed back and you don’t visit as often as you would like.

Obu Pan Asian is one of these places for me, I am always relaxed there and enjoy the food so it was time to put a pause on my places to visit list and go back to Obu.

It was nice to be back, and I was welcomed and shown to a table. I was then told they had a new menu, and given more details about it.

This was very good and the guys here were nice enough to allow me to try it tonight, even though it’s only available on specific days and times.

Sunday – Thursday : 12pm to 7pm
Fridays : 12pm to 6pm

Any three dishes from £12.95 per person

The Food…

Sweet Potato Chilli & Coconut Soup
Garnished with sesame and chive

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As most of my family and friends know, I am not a soup person for me soup is an older generation food.

Tonight I decided to give this a shot, as it sounded nice plus if I didn’t like it I still had 2 other dishes to eat.

O.K this was very nice, I loved how sweet it was but not over powering and brace yourself….I would have this again.

The chilli part is really nothing, there is just a tiny tiny hint but don’t let that put you off. The flavours all worked very well together and was very good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Pork Hirata Buns (Two Pieces)
Soft white steamed bun filled with Hot Sin pork strips

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Yup I like my buns when I come to Obu Pan Asian, so when I saw this on the menu I needed to see if this was as nice as the Boa’s that I had last time.

On arrival these came in a nice basket where you take the lid off to reveal whats inside, I really like this as it adds to the presentation and its very cool…well I find it cool.

This was nice, the buns were very soft and the pork was perfectly cooked and tender.

For me though the pork strips could have packed a slightly bigger punch in flavour but thats just a personal preference.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Salt and Pepper Squid
Chilli and garlic dip

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As soon as this arrived I was like I cant wait to try these!! what I have found is this dish is either a big HIT or a massive FAIL in restaurants these days. Some are too chewy, not salty enough or far too salty.

I was very happy tonight with this dish, it melted in my mouth and the perfect combination of salt and pepper and with the dip that just added that extra mmm but trust me the dip wasn’t needed as these were perfect.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A due to menu deal

Overall

I am so glad I put my restaurant list on hold tonight, and come back to Obu Pan Asian.

Tonights experience was very good, and the food was just as good and maybe even better than I remember.

I look forward to my next visit here

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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