Wudon (West End, Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th November 2020


I have passed here many times on my walks in the West End, and always wanted to take a visit.

Today I did that, and here is what I thought.

Venue

Inside has a very nice modern and very relaxing design and atmosphere, today I was seated at the window so I could enjoy my meal while people watching.

The Food

I didn’t really know what to order as it all sounded very good, so it was a random selection and it was a good one.

katsu ga lay fan

Chicken Katsu £9.50

Mild Japanese curry sauce, steamed sticky white rice

I have had Katsu Chicken Curry before, but it was ages ago and I cant remember from what restaurant.

I thought lets try it here and see how it is.

The chicken was very tender, super tasty and the sauce and the sticky rice all were a perfect combination.

This was a big portion, and you get a load of rice with this…..I really enjoyed this 🙂

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kamo maki *new*

£4.50

This one sounded interesting.

WOW WOW WOW is all I can say, the flavour of this was just amazing! I could have easily had another 3 portions of this.

This is new on their menu at the time I am typing this, so please take a visit and try this!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ap Soong

£6.00

I was told to try this today, as its very nice…it sounded very strange but interesting at the same time.

So you get a lettuce leaf, pout the contents inside and use that as your bun? not sure if thats the right word but thats it.

This was actually really good, and a cool way to eat. The flavours all worked together and the lettuce added a nice little crunch giving you a nice texture.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

I am so glad I finally visited Wudon, I had a great visit and had really good food.

The stand out part of the meal was the Kamo Maki, I LOVED the flavours of this so much.

I am adding here to my top places to visit, and I will visit again.

Review Scores –

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

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Have You Ever Tried Authentic Cantonese Food


Cantonese food is enjoyed all over the world. However, there are some restaurants that don’t offer an authentic Cantonese experience. They take short cuts when it comes to ingredients or follow recipes that have been modernized over the years. Because of this, it can be difficult to know what Cantonese food really is.

This style of food, which is also known as Yue cuisine, is the culinary style of the Guangdong Province. Dishes are characterized by their tender texture and slightly sweet flavor, with sauces playing a crucial role. Cantonese dim sum is an exciting experience – with so many dishes and tastes to try. But, how do you know whether you have actually visited a real Cantonese restaurant? Read on to discover some signs that you have missed out on authentic Cantonese food. 

  • You’ve Never Experienced Nose-To-Tail Cooking – This is a concept that involves eating the entire animal and it is widely used in Cantonese cooking. You will find everything from ox tongue, to goose intestines, to chicken feet on the menu at authentic establishments. If this is a new concept to you, then you definitely haven’t had the real Cantonese experience.
  • You’ve Never Heard Of Cantonese Barbecue – Known as Siu Mei, Cantonese barbecue is delicious, from crispy BBQ pork to five-spice flavored goose, there are plenty of tasty options. Whilst it is known as barbecued food, the meat is technically roasted in a vertical cylindrical oven.
  • You’ve Missed Out On The Craze Of Curried Fish Balls On A Stick – If You take a trip to New York the comfort street food everyone is aware of is hot dogs. Curried fish balls are the equivalent. Did you know that more than 37 million curried fish balls are consumed in Hong Kong alone on a daily basis?
  • You Don’t Appreciate Congee – Congee is a creamy bowl of heaven, which melts in your mouth. It serves all purposes – you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can team it sweetness or with the delicious Sriracha Blackout sauce. We view it in the same way as the Brits view chicken soup. But, there are those that think it’s merely an overcooked rice pudding. If you fall into that category, you haven’t had authentic congee and you haven’t experienced true Cantonese cuisine.
  • You Think Sweet & Sour Is Too Common – You will find sweet and sour on the menu of any Cantonese restaurant or takeaway all over the world. Because of this, many people now turn their noses up at it. But this is probably because they have experienced the westernized version, which is nothing like the real deal. Try authentic sweet and sour before you dismiss this dish all together.

If you want to experience traditional and authentic Cantonese food, you need to do your research before choosing a restaurant. Choose somewhere that prides themselves on following recipes that have been passed down over generations, whilst using modern and high-quality ingredients to bring the dishes to life. 


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Koko House – home of the soufflé pancakes (West End, Glasgow) : Review

V: 18th January 2020


Koko House is a new guy in town, they are also the first Japanese souffle pancake shop in Glasgow. Koko House has already been rushed off their feet with customers, lining up just to try these fluffy pancakes.

Looking Around

Inside has a lovely feel and vibe, as you can see from the photos below.

There is a little seating area, and and area to wait to sit in or to take away.

While I was waiting I had a look around, and aim to sit in next time and enjoy the atmosphere.

The Food

So this is a very popular dish in Japan, and am sure one that will be here to and probably exploding on to your Instagram and Facebook feeds.

I didnt know what to expect, so I opted for the original.

The Souffle Pancake

Original Souffle £4.50

You get two souffles, cream sauce and a strawberry

Just holding this in my hand I could smell how nice this was, plus look at the photo how tempting does that look?

Now to try…

This was AMAZING, it is exactly as it sounds it tastes just like a souffle / pancake and is super light and fluffy to eat.

Its bad saying this but this was gone in under one minute, and I could have easily had another.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

If you do arrive and have to wait, trust me its worth it.

Each one takes about 15 mins, but if they are busy you may have up to a 30 min wait so my best advice would be to wait, place your order and then come back and collect it when its ready.

I will be heading back here to have this again soon, and its going on my top spot page.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores –

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

Additional Details

  • Payment : Cash Only (for now)

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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