Nam Tuk (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Partick Bridge Street
Glasgow G11 6PL, UK

V: 24th September 2018      T:  0141 357 0330  W: namtuk.co.uk

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


Yeah back again after a while, and time to try something different to my normal.

The Food…

Salt & Chilli Chips £3.90

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So this was my favourite the past many many times I have visited here as it was packed with flavour, and much nicer than my local Chinese’s Salt and Chilli Chips.

hmm this was not that great, the flavour wasn’t the same and just so so.

Whatever has happened in the past few months, change of chef, ingredients this wasn’t a good change!!!! please change it back!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 2.5

Duck Lettuce Wrap £5.50
Stir fried shredded duck with assorted minced vegetables

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Yup something very different for me, but it sounded nice.

First impressions were this was a nice idea of how to eat it, so time to dig in.

Yeah this was very nice, and I loved the flavour….my only issue was it only came with 4 lettuce leafs 1 or 2 more would have been perfect as you got a lot of shredded duck.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall today didn’t feel the same as it has in the past for me, the atmosphere was slightly lacking and the change to the chips!!

Hopefully, this is a small blip, as my previous experiences have always been good and so has the food.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 3

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Rumours Kopitiam (Glasgow) : Review

21 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 1HW

V: 8th July 2018.     T:  0141 353 0678

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


The last time I was here was probably over 6 years ago, but I remember it having good food and the best coffee I have ever had!!!

Today I decided to take a visit to see if its how I remembered, plus to have that amazing coffee again.

Before you continue please note that I forgot to take a photo of the coffee, it was the Malaysian Style Coffee (Hot) but OMG you HAVE!!!! to try this its a 10/10.

The Food…

Roti Canai £2.50

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On arrival I thought hmm 2 would have been good, but this was just for lunch and I had another course coming.

To be honest one was perfect, and it was packed with flavour with and without the curry sauce.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Main Course

Deep Fried Chicken Wings £4.90
with a spicy coating

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So I am not great with anything spicy, but I thought ok lets try it.

This was not spicy one bit, the sauce had more kick than the chicken. It was just ok, yeah it was nice but just OK

Not sure if I would order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

 

Overall

A mixed visit today, starter and coffee mmmmm very good but a little dissapointed with the chicken wings.

I will definitely be going back to try more of the dishes, and to have more coffee.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5 (5 for the coffee)

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Banana Leaf (Glasgow, West End) : Review

76 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8RE, UK

V: 12th April 2018      T:  0141 334 44445  W: www.bananaleafglasgow.com

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


Banana Leaf has been on my list for a long time now, and for some reason I haven’t visited it till now….not sure why maybe just depending on what I felt like to eat on the day.

On entering the decor and atmosphere is very nice, and a little fancy.

We were taken to our table and sat down, while I was getting comfy I had a look about. This was VERY nice inside, and everything felt like had to be perfect.

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While we were waiting for our food to arrive, I noticed the manager? was teaching a girl how the tables should be set and everything had to be in a specific area and perfect. I really like this touch, as it shows that the restaurant cares even about the little things.

The Food…

I don’t know what this was called, but this was given to us while waiting and told it was to help refresh out palates.

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This was nice.

We just asked for when the items were ready to just bring them out, so it was a mix of starters and mains.

Mains

Roasted Duck Slices stuffed with Prawn and Chicken Meat £13.90
served in a plum sauce

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This looked very nice, though a little more salad than I would like (but you know am not a salad guy).

I tried a little first and BANG WOW!!!! this was soooo tasty I LOVED it!!! So it was time to dig in and enjoy my meal.

This was a very very good option for me, normally I would have avoided it as duck is hit and miss for me….but tonight this was really good and I would order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Roti Canai (Indian Influenced Crispy Flatbread) £4.80
served with curry sauce

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I have had Roti before, so I thought lets try it here and this was originally my starter but as I said I asked them to bring it all at once.

Again this was very nice, very light and the curry sauce was REALLY good.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Overall

My first visit to Banana Leaf was very good, I could tell they took a lot of care and attention to everything from the restaurant to the food.

I cant fault anything tonight, the service and food was very good. The atmosphere was very relaxing.

For me and this is a personal thing, maybe the cost of the dishes are just a little much for the portion size but apart from that its a great place to try.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 3.5
  • Overall : 4

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