FoodHub order at Coco Melon Desserts (Tollcross, Glasgow) : Review

Gifted


The guys over at Foodhub.co.uk sent me a discount code to have a wee treat and check out their app again.

Foodhub unlike rivals, Just Eat & Uber Eats don’t take commission from your local takeaway which is on average around 15%, which means it’s a better deal for the takeaway and for us the consumers, as Foodhub is on average 15% cheaper than the rest!

Check out my previous FoodHub post HERE

Foodhub have recently conducted a survey and found that the majority of Brits have named the CHEESECAKE as their favourite cake, followed closely behind by the chocolate cake.

To celebrate National Cake Day, Foodhub is offering 20% off delicious desserts at designated dessert shops on the Foodhub app. To claim your 20% discount, head to the Foodhub app and use code: CAKE 2020 (valid on National Cake Day 26th November only – £5 maximum redemption).

So I had to order a cheesecake or two, and while I was at it a random choice of sweets as I needed a sweet tooth fix tonight.

The sweets

 Reece’s Belgian Waffle

I have only recently found out that I am not allergic to peanuts, and now have a wee addiction to anything Reece’s so when I saw this I had to order it.

On opening the packaging the smell was soo good, and visually mmm so much so my mouth started to water.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Regular Oreo Cookie Sundee

Another fav of mine are Oreo’s and when I saw they did this, I had to place an order and see what it was like.

I dug right into this as soon as I took the photo, the crunchiness of the Oreo’s, the ice-cream, the sauces mmmmm a perfect combo.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Terry’s Orange Cookie Dough

Two of my favs coming together, Terrys orange and cookie dough surely this couldnt fail?

I could have had many many many more servings of this, as it was just so so good.

I will be getting this again soon!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

This always reminds me of going to a Christmas market, as this is something I tend to get as the smell always pulls me in.

These were just as you would expect, slightly crunchy, sugary, soft centre and very mmm

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Regular Bounty Milkshake

I saw this and thought why not, lets see what its like.

I love bounty bars, so I thought this should be just like them?

I was a little disappointed as it didn’t have a great Bounty flavour, just a subtle one but it was still nice.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I have not had chocolate fudge cake in ages, I dont know why as there was a period where this is all I would get.

This nice and warm with cream was so good, and I remembered why I loved getting this so much.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Strawberry Cheesecake

I had to order a cheesecake so I did and this is what I got.

You cant go wrong with a strawberry cheesecake, thats all I can say as its just so nice 🙂

Order 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, delivery and app.

Firstly thanks again to FoodHub for making my night much better with a massive sweet treat.

Check the app out now, go download it from your phones app store or visit www.foodhub.co.uk

To celebrate National Cake Day, Foodhub is offering 20% off delicious desserts at designated dessert shops on the Foodhub app. To claim your 20% discount, head to the Foodhub app and use code: CAKE 2020 (valid on National Cake Day 26th November only – £5 maximum redemption).

Use that code tomorrow to get a wee treat to make your Thursday night better!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Coulotte Steakhouse Take Away (Cambuslang, Glasgow) : Review

Order Date : 6th November 2020


Before this place opened their social media followed me, which alerted me to them opening. Since then I have kept watch to what they offer, and I did aim to take a visit…but this year has not really been the best to visit restaurants, unfortunately.

My Order

I decided to go for a burger tonight….

The Coulotter Burger £12.95

Burger topped with 5oz Coulotte steak, garlic fried onions, smoked cheese sauce, Parmesan and poppy seed crisp, burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle

Yup all that and as you can see it was a MASSIVE burger and I did try and eat it with my hands but it won so I had to cut it up and eat it that way.

The flavour of the garlic onions, smoked cheese sauce was amazing!!!! this really made this burger mega tasty.

Each bit was very nice, and that sauce etc really did make this a very tasty burger.

If you do try to eat this burger with your hands, make sure you have many napkins as you will need it as its a messy one.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chilli Salt ‘N’ Pepper Chips (v) £2.75

Along with the big burger which you will have seen from above, I got a side of chips.⠀

For me thick chips are meh, skinny fries are 100% better but I would give these a go and see what they were like.

These were actually ok, they had a nice crispness to them and the flavour was nice.

These worked really well with the flavour of the burger.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall :

Overall I had a really nice take away, the burger was good the fries were good and I cant really fault them.

When I order again I think I would like to try their chicken burgers, and see how they are so keep watching for when I do another order from here.

Also once I have time and things go back to normal, I will take a wee visit inside to see what its like.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Home by Nico “Cooking Bangkok Thai Street Food” : Review⠀

GIFTED


The guys at Home by Nico asked if I would like to receive their Bangkok box to try, and do a wee review I gladly accepted and looked forward to the delivery.

With Home by Nico’s cooking at home experience, the menu changes monthly so that you are always exploring new cuisines from around the world. If you are vegetarian don’t worry, as they have a vegetarian experience to.

Within the box there is an easy instruction book, which I found super simple to follow so if I can manage so can anyone. ⠀

With the Home by Nico experience, there is full UK wide delivery, so where ever you stay you can enjoy a great meal at home and experience food from around the world. The best part is once your order has been delivery it can be stored in the fridge for 48 hours before you eat it, so you can always save it for some weekend cooking 🙂

£60 inc delivery (4 course menu and a bottle of wine for two)⠀

The delivery

As you can see its a massive box, and extremely well laid out, great presentation and probably the best home delivery you will ever see as I can’t fault anything about it.

What I got in the box : ⠀

  • Menu⠀
  • Cooking “Bangkok” cooking instructions booklet⠀
  • Your starter, main, sides and dessert⠀

Obviously, depending on the month the style of food will be different but this month was Bangkok.⠀

Starter

Tom Yum Soup

I have never had Tom Yum Soup before, so I was looking forward to try this.⠀

I opened my cooking guide book and followed the instructions, as this was heating up the smell was amazing and my mouth started to water.

After the given time, and a few tastes to see if it was warm enough I poured it into a bowl and sat down to enjoy my soup.⠀

This was sooo good and I am not just saying that the flavour was really nice and it had a small kick. I could have easily had more of this, and could easily have this on a regular basis and that’s saying something as I am not really a soup fan but this was soo good.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main course

Panang Chicken Curry

To start with for this one, I had to remove the chicken from the container and place in the oven. Once that was nearly ready, to start preparing the sauce and vegetables….and sides (next Instagram post for the sides)

The smell from the chicken cooking and then the sauce was really good, my mouth was watering and I was wishing the timer would hurry up and finish.

The pressure was on, as I wanted to plate this up and make it look as good as I could as it was really quality food, mega tasty and I wanted to make sure I did it justice.

Plated up, photos taken….time to dig in.⠀

The sauce with the vegetables, chicken or combination of both wow!!! I was very impressed with this, and finished everything again just like the starter I could have easily had seconds!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Sides

Steamed Jasmine Rice 

This was super easy to cook, a quick 2 to 3 minutes in the microwave and done.

I tried this on its own to start with and it was very soft and had a great flavour, and mixed with the main course sauce or chicken etc all the flavours worked extremely well.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Crispy Pork Pad Thai

The guide book said “it’s intended to be enjoyed cold” so U plated it up as nice as I could and put it aside till everything else was ready.

This was very nice, for me it needed the pork to add a little more flavour…but that’s a personal preference. Mixed with everything else, again very nice.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Desert :

Coconut & Cardamon Rice Pudding
with optional Salted bean curd caramel and exotic fruit compote⠀

I was starting to feel very full, but I had one more dish to prepare and taste.

This sounded very nice, with and without the optional ingredients. For me, I knew once the rice pudding was about ready I would add the caramel into the rice and mix, as I have a sweet tooth and this would make it extra nice for my personal taste.

WOW! perfection! bursting with flavour and very nice! I then added a little of the fruit compote and took a bite…again this worked very well with the way I had prepared this.

I finished it all.⠀

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The wine and cheese

The Cheese: Landana 500 : pineapple & nigella chutney with water crackers⠀

The Wine: Le Sentier Blanc 2018 (Gascony, France)⠀

Now, who doesn’t love some cheese and wine? we all do….I actually didn’t have this when my Home By Nice arrived I saved it for the next night as I was so full from my amazing 3-course meal.⠀

This was a nice little extra and added to the meal, the wine was very nice….very light and worked really well with the cheese and crackers.

Keep watching my posts for my pics for every part of my Home by Nice experience.⠀

Rating: 5 out of 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 delivery and food.

Firstly a big thanks to Home by Nico for letting me have a restaurant dinning experience in my own home.

Secondly this was really professional, from the delivery, the layout of the box to how easy it was to make all the food.

I highly recommend this!!! and I cant fault any part of it. Service was top, presentation was top and the food was very high quality and mega tasty.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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