Mama’s Kitchen Takeaway (Glasgow, West End) : Review

GIFTED


Mama’s Kitchen messaged me recently and asked if I would like to try one of their Indian Street Food Boxes.

I couldn’t wait for this to arrive, as they teased me with a photo and it looked it amazing and my mouth started to water.

They were kind enough to bring it to my flat, and I got a chance to speak to Mama’s Kitchen.

The girl is lovely, bubbly and very friendly…I am blessed being a blogger and meeting so many nice people and most I have met I have kept in touch with which is really nice.

Now it was time to eat

Street Food Box

Firstly the presentation was amazing, I loved how it was delivered and the layout.

How good does this look, everything has a place and its really pleasing on the eye.

It consists of the following:

Chickpea Salad

I started with this.

To begin with this looked very eye catching, the colours and presentation.

This was very nice, it had lovely flavours and I liked the mix of soft and crunchy.

Spicy Garam Masala Potatoes

I loved the presentation of the potatoes, the little boat….again they have really thought well about presentation.

I am not a big potato fan but these had a very nice flavour, and they were perfectly cooked.

I ate a lot of these 🙂

Chicken Pakora

I am a big chicken pakora fan, but depending where you go these differ from the taste, the crispiness of the batter etc etc

These were perfect! the batter just crispy, the flavour was really good and the chicken was very tender….just perfect!

I could have easily had more of these.

Spiced onions and poppadoms

What can you say about spiced onions and poppadoms? they are the perfect nibble, starter etc and these were really nice.

Lamb Mince and Pea Samosas

These were big and looked good, and smelled really good.

These had a nice little kick to them, and tasted really nice. They reminded me of Cornish pasties, if that helps give you an idea what they are like, but with a nice kick.

Tandoori Chicken Wraps

At first I thought its just a wrap, and then I took a bite!!

I took a bite and this was a game changer, the flavour was amazing!!! every bite was just yummmm so much so I had the majority of the wraps…oops!

This was my fav 🙂

Fruit Chaat

And theres more…

There is always room for a little more, and this was a nice end to tonights meal.

The mix of fruits etc plus the sauce at the bottom this was a nice ending.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the food.

Firstly a big thank you to Mama’s Kitchen, the food presentation and meeting you were amazing.

The presentation is amazing, its something we spoke about for a while after we had finished the meal. The food was also really good, and my fav was that wrap….mmmm I could have easily had many more of those and the Chicken Pakora.

Everything was presented nicely, tasted amazing and I highly recomend you order from them. Just visit their instagram page and send them a message.

I have now added Mama’s Kitchen to my top spots page for takeaways!!

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have ordered from them. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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Kitchen Punjab Platter (Glasgow & East Kilbride) : Review

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I was sitting having a look at different profiles on Instagram last week, and I spotted Kitchen Punjabs account and the food and cost caught my eye so I started following.

On Saturday 20th the guys sent me a message, to see if I would like to try one of their platters.

About

Fresh & Home-made Punjabi food from our kitchen to yours, cooked fresh on the day. Free Delivery in Glasgow/EK, 6-8pm and orders Wed & Sat only. Wednesday is the Vegan night.

Kitchen Punjab is fairly new about just over a month old at the time of posting this, and I got talking to them and learned that everything is home made, made with love and you can really taste this.

Heat & Eat Platter

The guys sent me the Heat and Eat Platter which consisted of :

  • Tadka Chawaal (Fried Rice)
  • Makhini Chicken Curry (butter chicken)
  • Chapli Kebab
  • Roti
  • Chicken Pakora
  • Raita
  • Salad

The normal cost for this is £20 with free Glasgow and East Kilbride delivery…..how good is that!!! and its can feed two people or one very hungry person.

You get a lovely little message with the platter, which also includes heating instructions. This part doesn’t take long, so if your very hungry dont worry you wont wait long to eat.

My Starter

So I got out all the starter items, and platted it up.

I started with chicken pakora.

The chicken pakora batter was not too crispy but not soft, just a nice amount of crunch. The chicken was nice and tender, and overall a really good flavour! I could have easily had more of these.

Next the Chapli Kebab.

I think this is the first time having this, so I was looking forward to how it tasted.

This was very nice, it was packed with a lovely flavour and I enjoyed every mouthful.

  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

my Main Course :

  • Tadka Chawaal (Fried Rice)
  • Makhini Chicken Curry (butter chicken)
  • Roti

I started with the rice and it was cooked perfectly, and I think I could taste cinnamon through the rice which added such a lovely flavour.

The roti was nicely cooked, and tasted good.

The curry wow! flavour wise really good, worked amazingly with the rice mega moreish. For me it had a big kick, but that didn’t stop me finishing it.

  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the food.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Kitchen Punjab for making my Saturday night better 🙂

The food from arrival, easy to heat, and the flavours I loved from start to end.

As I said these guys are pretty new on the scene, but going by the quality and flavours of the food you wouldn’t know it.

Follow them on Instagram, and check out their food platter deals. Saturday nights are normal platters, and Wednesday nights are for Vegans.

Follow them now : @kitchenpunjab

Review Scores –

  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have ordered from them 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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Charcoals Indian Restaurant – Take Away (Glasgow) : Review

Take Away: 28th May 2020


I have tried during lockdown to do more cooking at home rather than take away, but more recently I have had that urge for a few restaurants food that I have visited.

Charcoals

As you may know I have been to Charcoals many times, and during my college and University years it was probably every weekend with my best friend Chris.

Since I started blogging I had to visit different restaurants, so you the reader and my tastebuds get a little variety.

A while ago a few friends visited Charcoals and thought it was at that point just so so, then a few other friends said the same……..so I visited to see what they were talking about as they loved here as much as me.

At that point the food was still good, but was missing the old Charcoals flavour I knew……BUT that has all changed due to this takeaway.

Starter

Aloo Chana Poori £4.95

Aloo Chana Poori

This was actually my fiancee’s starter but due to the amount we ordered we decided to share everything, so we could try everything.

This was very nice, there was a nice subtle kick from the spices and the flavours were booming.

This was a good choice, and a good dish to start with.

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

Vegetable Pakora £3.25

Vegetable Pakora

I am getting addicted to vegetable pakora, and the dips so I had to get some tonight.

The batter was crispy and the flavours were spot on, and with the little dip you get with it mmmmm so so so so good.

Just typing this review and I can taste this again…..

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

Chicken Pakora £3.95

Chicken Pakora

This smelled good and we were very happy with our presentation….now time to taste.

mmmm this is what I am talking about, the batter just crispy, the chicken tender and the flavour mmmm every bite was so good.

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

Popadoms £0.75

Popadoms

We couldnt order an Indian take away without getting these.

mmm perfect! crispy and a nice flavour.

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

Main Course :

Yup we were still hungry for more, and if the mains were as good as our starters we were in for a really good treat.

Peshwari Nan £3.50

Peshwari Nan

For those that dont know me I have a sweet tooth, and the Peshwari Nan is my fan nan. I have had many of these from different restaurants and its always either a hit or mis….. and this one today was a perfect hit!

The nan was nice and soft, and the flavour was not overpowering or too much in the background it was perfect!

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

Butter Chicken £9.95 (excluding rice)

butter chicken

I used to be a Korma guy, don’t get me wrong I still am but more recently Butter chicken has been getting ordered more and more. (I have even tried making it a home)

The chicken was mega tender, the sauce had a really nice flavour and a very very subtle kick which made a really good mouthful.

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

Chicken Biryani £11.95

My fiancee ordered this for her main, but as I said at the start we were trying everything.

I never order these types of dishes, as I like my Kormas etc but I was really pleasantly surprised at how nice this was.

The sauce had a kick, and worked well with the rice and the chicken.

I am glad I tried it and enjoyed it, but I will stick with my normal choices.

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

Overall :

CHARCOALS IS BACK!!!!

This was the old Charcoals I remembered, everything packed with flavour and so so good!

We had so much left over from the dinner, we had the remainder for lunch the next day and again it tasted so good.

The food was fresh, tasty, nice spices, nice kicks etc and I am looking forward to ordering or visiting Charcoals again.

I am happy to say Charcoals is now back on my Top Spot page!

Review Scores –

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

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