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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Kandemand (American Candy) Mystery Pack : Review


I had recently seen a lot of sweet boxes coming up on my Instagram, and thought “at some point I should try one and see what they are like” and Kandemand for me kept appearing more than others so I visited their website and this is what happened.

I didn’t know where to start, as in what to buy but I did spot a “Mystery Pack” option at £15 plus £5 for postage so since I couldn’t make my mind up I let Kandemand.

What i got

I had not heard of any of these before, and as you can see this pack was mostly chewy things.

I wont review each sweet as that would be too much, but I will do a wee highlight of my thoughts.

The Sweets

Since I am a big kid I started with the Pop Rocks, come on who doesn’t like these. These were mega sour and very loud but I liked them as reminded me of when I was younger.

The one labeled “Musketeers” reminded me of what we have in the UK a “Milky Way”, and I really like them so this went down a treat.

The Dentyne Fire was an interesting one, it is a Cinnamon flavoured chewing gum with a little spice added to it. At first I was like “hmmm not sure” then after a few more I really like these.

Overall :

As I said I wasnt going to review each item, as that would be too much. This is just a general overview of my order, and what I thought.

I am glad I opted for a mystery pack, as it made me try all new items that I might not have tried before and it was a lot of fun trying and tasting them.

Yup they are all gone, and it only took 3 days….bad I know 🙂

If you want to try something different then check out Kandemand, and do what I did with a mystery pack. The service was very good, the order was sent out fast and what I got was very interesting and new to me.

Website : https://kandemand.co.uk/

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Tuck Shakk – Taste of India Lunch (Glasgow, West End) : Review


As you previously have seen I was gifted my lunch last time from Tuck Shakk, but this time round we ordered and the theme of this one was Indian.

Todays menu

The food

As you can see from the above photos this was a big lunch, but a very very nice and tasty one.

The flavours were all very nice, and not super spicy it had a nice kick to it.

I really liked today lunch, the veggie biryani for me was my fav which I was shocked as if you know me am not Mr Veggie.

Just like the last time, again after eating all this I felt full but not bloated so I was very happy.

Desert :

Again the guys at Tuck Shakk included this for us….

How nice was that 🙂

This was a very nice ending to our meal, and was very nice.

Overall :

Another nice lunch from the guys at Tuck Shakk, and I really enjoyed it from start to finish.

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