CASA TIMIS TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN RESTAURANT (TOLLCROSS, GLASGOW) 2nd Visit : Review

V: 2nd January 2020


As always after every invite I always go back to a restaurant for a second visit, to see if everything is as good the second time round…well was it?….continue reading.

The Food

As you saw from my first visit (Read Here) I had a very good experience, and very good food so it was time to order something different and try more Romanian food.

Appetiser

Platou Casa Timis / Casa Timis Sharing Board (2 People) £30.00

The sharing board contains grilled pork collar, grilled chicken breast, lamb pastrami, 2 skinless pork and beef sausages, grilled sausages served with fries, pickle salad and mustard.

RO : Platoul continue ceafa de porc, piept de pui, pastrama de oaie, 2 mici, cranaciori la gralar servita cu cartofi prajitl, salata de muraturi si mustar

I went with my financee and my best friend (Chris) who you have probably seen in my more recent Romania Vlog so a sharing board was a good option so we could sample a lot of different items.

Everything on this board I tried, and was cooked perfectly! the grilled pork collar was REALLY good as I think it was cooked in a wine and it kept the amazing flavour.

The board is meant for two people, but for the amount of food you get on it I would say 3 people…but 3 people who are getting starter, main and dessert as you get a lot of meat as you can see from the photo.

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

Main Course :

Crap romanesc prat sau la grader / Fried or grilled Romanian carp fish £12.50

Fried or grilled Romanian carp fish served with polenta and garlic sauce

RO : Crap romanesc prat sau la grader servit cu mamaliguta si majdei de usturoi

So the first time I had Crap or Carp as known here was when I was near the Danube in Romania, but it was a soup and very nice so I thought lets see how it is on its own and not as a soup.

I tried some carp on its own and with the polenta and really liked it, for the garlic sauce was SUPER strong so I just left that and took the rest.

The fish was cooked perfectly, and had a nice flavour.

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

Desert :

I am sure you guessed what I got tonight 🙂

PAPANASI CU DULCEATA DE AFINE SI SMANTANA £6.00

Romanian Doughnuts

I got these to take away a few days ago (at time of writing this blog) and they were nice, but sitting in here and mega fresh is the only way to eat these mmmmmmm so so so good!!!!

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

Visit Overall :

Just like my first visit I really enjoyed all the food tonight, and the service was very good.

I can only fault the main course, maybe there could have been a little more fish but sine I was getting close to being full due to the starter I didn’t mind.

Just like last time I will also be posting a VLOG so keep a watch out for that to.

Overall a good visit, with good food and I cant wait to return to try some other dishes and get more Papanasi.

Ne vedem în curând (See you soon)

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 4.5

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 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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Swadish (Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th December 2019


I visited Swadish not long after it opened, as Ajay the owner and chef sent me an invite. That night was really good, as I loved everything I ordered and said I would be back.

I always keep my word if I say I will be back, sometimes it may be sooner than expected and sometimes longer due to my busy schedule.

Tonight I went back with my best friend Chris, and we both had an amazing night.

Here is what I had and thought.

The Food

Ajay said when I return I should try the fish, so tonight I had to try a fish dish.

I went in only wanting to have one dish, but when I looked at the starters I had to try something…so my one dish became two.

Starter

Sweet Potato Chaat £5.50 (Vegan)
Spinach, Fritter, Pomegranate, Coriander, Tamarind, Sweet Yoghurt, Pomegranate Reduction.

I wanted to try a few starters but after thinking what one to select, I left to a quick random selection.

This was a really good starter for me, as it was very light, nice flavours and didn’t leave me too full which meant I had space for my main.

All the ingredients worked perfectly together.

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

Main Course :

Punjabi Spiced Salmon £15.00
Tandoor roasted Scottish Salmon, Masala Potatoes, Tomato and Fenugreek Sauce, Raita.

Wow this was a big portion, and the smell was amazing…time to dig in.

mmmmmm that sums up every single mouthful.

The salmon was cooked perfectly and worked with the sauces and Masala potatoes! everything on the plate and every mouthful was perfect.

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

Desert :

Ajay came out and we had a wee chat, and it was nice to see him and have a chat again. He offered us a wee desert on the house, and you know me for my sweet tooth I couldn’t say no.

Melt In Love (tonight free thanks to Ajay, normally £7.50)
Ginger Chocolate Sphere with Chocolate Brownie, White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Hazelnut Crumbs. Hot Caramel Sauce, Dehydrated Raspberries.

Firstly when this arrived this looked very nice, then when the sauce got poured over it oh it was another treat for the eyes. (will be shown in the vlog)

This was very sweet but so so good, the chocolate with the mousse and the caramel sauce oh so so good!!! this just like the other dishes was perfect! full of flavour, and all the ingredients worked amazing together.

This was heaven for me and my sweet tooth.

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

Visit Overall :

Just like my first time this was a flawless visit, service, staff, and the food!

The review, photos and Vlog don’t do this justice, you have to visit here as its perfection!

Swadish is my new favourite Indian restaurant.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • 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 been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

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