Thaikhun (Silverburn, Glasgow) : Review

Thaikhun
R5, Barrhead Roadd
Glasgow G53 6AF

V: 5th July 2019. T: 0141 648 0090. W: www.thaikhun.co.uk


I have been here before but it was long ago, so it was time to come back and see how it is.

Looking Around

Here has a cool look to it, and inside at the back has an even more funky look to it with the decor. Tonight I was sitting outside, so I could people watch.

The Food…

I couldn’t remember what I ordered last time so I just chanced it and selected something.

Starter

Sweet and Sour Chicken & Rice
Crispy chicken stir-fried with sweet and sour sauce served with peppers, pineapple, tomatoes, and onions.

On arrival this looked very nice, so it was time to taste.

The rice was perfectly cooked and very nice, the sweet and sour chicken was also very nice and very tender.

My only issue is that I felt there wasn’t enough chicken tonight, and for the cost of this dish…hmmm maybe just a little more would have been perfect.

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

Overall

Overall tonight was a mixed night, the food like last time was very nice but I felt that there could have been a little more chicken in my dish but remember thats my opinion.

My Girlfriend also didn’t get the order she ordered, but she ate it anyway as she was hungry.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 4
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5

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Additional Details

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

Yen Oriental Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

28 Tunnel Street
Glasgow G3 8HL

V: 13th July 2018      T:  0141 847 0110    W: glasgowrotunda.com/yen/

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


I spotted that Yen did an “all you can eat” Sushi night which cost around £18 per person (excluding drinks) so I thought lets try it as I love Sushi.

I have never been here so this was my first time, and on entering its very nice inside.

The waitress tried to explain how it works, but still I was a little confused and just crossed many boxes. When she saw it, she then explained again which made sense…so….

You get 7 rounds to order food (not really all you can eat, but you should be full by at least round 4 or 5).

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I only managed 2 rounds, but the first was a big one as I got a lot.

The Food…

This was a lot of Sushi and very very filling, the last part for me Maki I didnt really enjoy that much but I did really like the hot food and the Nigiri.

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

Overall

Overall I cant really fault here, was it value for money….for me no but if you get more Sushi then yes it is!!!

The sushi was all very fresh, and very tasty so if you love a lot of sushi then check out the unlimited sushi nights at Yen.

Review Scores – 

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

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My win and visit to Hanoi Bike Shop (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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8 Ruthven Lane
Glasgow G12 9BG

V: 8th July 2017      T: 0141 334 7165     W: www.hanoibikeshop.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


A while ago I saw here doing a competition on their Instagram account, I never win anything my luck isn’t that good but I thought lets try it and see what happens.

It was to win a £20 voucher.

I did what needed to be done to enter and thought nothing else, until I was closing up for work and I got a notification on my phone and woohoo I won. I was very shocked as I said I never win anything, most I’ve ever won was £1 on the lotto so this was very cool.

It took me till now to actually go and use it, but was it worth the win and wait? continue reading to find out.

The Food :

Today I was drinking a lot of water, and had a late lunch so I didn’t order too much.

Banh Phong Tom £1.80
Prawn crackers

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I am a fan of prawn crackers from any place, so this as a little snack while the main gets made is perfect.

The darker crackers are Thai crackers, these are amazing and packed with a nice slightly spicy flavour and have more of a crunch to them.

The dip that came with them was a nut dip, I couldn’t take this as I can’t take nuts but am sure it would be nice if you are a fan.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Pho Hai San £10.75
Seafood Noodle Soup : King Prawns and squid in either chicken and lemongrass or vegetable broth

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This for me was a very random option, I would never order this normally but since I had a voucher I thought lets give it a shot.

When it arrived it looked nice, but it really smelled good…my only issue was chop stick! not Kris friendly or should I say Kris isn’t friendly with them….I really need to learn so I used the big spoon and tried my best.

To be honest apart from the struggle to eat it for me (but thats me), there wasn’t really a strong fish taste to this dish.

The broth part and noodles were very nice.

Overall this was good and very filling, would I get it again…maybe but only once I learn chop sticks.

Saigon 4.9% £3.95
Light amber beer

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I tried the other 2 beers last time so this was last to check out.

It was a very light beer, and an easy to drink beer.

Overall :

Finally I got round to using my voucher, and I tried a dish I normally wouldn’t have so it was a good evening.

I would like to thank Hanoi again for the win, it was very much appreciated and well used 🙂

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: Slightly N/A since used voucher
  • Overall : 4