Hot World Cuisine Buffet (Glasgow) 2022 : Review

Todays Visit

I was asked by the guys here to come and check them out, and I said yeah!

I was here years ago and enjoyed my visit back then…I think I was celebrating a friend’s daughter’s birthday so it would be good to return and see how it’s changed and check out the food again.

Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★


As I said it had been a while since I was last here, so it would be interesting to see how it’s changed.

On entering it had changed a lot! it was lovely and very bright and modern looking inside.

I was then shown to my table and had a wee nosy around while I was seated.

Inside as I said is now more modern and has a nice bright but cosy feel to it.

The Food

Since this is a buffet I knew I would have a wide choice to choose from, I thought lets try a mix of a few things and see how much I go back for more.

My Starters

As you can see I got a right random mix.

I wanted to try a few things for my starter, but not a lot so I wasn’t full and didn’t have room for more.

Everything I chose was very nice, my favourite from the start were the chicken wings as they had a good flavour and a slight kick to them.

I enjoyed my starters and I had room for more…so now it was time for the mains.


My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Main Course

Again I wanted a random mix, and I had a Chinese recently so I thought I would opt for Indian or Italian.

Indian was on my route along the buffet, so that choice was made for me.

I randomly selected two currys to try, and some rice.

Both Currys were very nice and packed with flavour, one of them had a good kick to it but wasn’t too much for me.

Unfortunately I was very full after all this, as I wanted to try more mains and also a dessert but I guess I will do that next time.

Visit Overall

Firstly a big thanks to Hot World Cuisine for my invite tonight, I had a lovely evening and meal.

As always the above review has not been influenced in any way, it’s always a 100% honest review.

Overall it was a good evening, I enjoyed the food and as I said when I do return I will try a few other dishes and this time try and leave room for dessert….so keep watching this space.

Halal FriendlyYES
Vegan FriendlyYES

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chaiiwala (Glasgow Quay) Invite 2022 : Review

Unit D2
Springfield Quay
Paisley Road
Glasgow, G5 8NP


The Visit

On 30th January I was invited to go to Chaiiwalal Glasgow for a wee bloggers event, I had been before and enjoyed the food so I accepted and added the date to my calendar.


As you may have seen from my previous blogs and Instagram posts, the inside is lovely!!! the room we were sitting in is the one pictured which can be hired for any business lunches etc.

The Food

As I said I have been here a few times already and tried a lot of items from their menu. So today I thought I would try something different.

Chicken Tikka in Naan (normally £3.95)
another street food classic, grilled boneless chicken wrapped in stone-baked naan with onions, tomatoes and yoghurt-mint chutney

I spotted this on the menu today and I knew I had to get it, I have missed this before and it sounded very nice.

On arrival just like my previous visits, the items are all wrapped up in what looks like an old Indian newspaper which I think is very cool.

Opening it this looked very nice and it was time to take a bite.

I had to take a big bite as the chicken tikka chunks were big, but once I did the flavours hit me instantly. This was very nice I could taste everything, and it all worked very well together.

The sauce used was really good and I look forward to having this again.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chilli & Lemon Chips (normally £2.90 add £0.50p for cheese)
freshly prepared fries tossed in Chaiiwala spicy chilli and lemon chutney

This was another new one I spotted and had to try, when ordering the waitress asked if I wanted cheese with it…s I asked what she would recommend and she said yes with cheese so that’s what I did.

On arrival, this looked very nice and smelled nice too. I could smell the lemon from it which was nice.

Ohh these were nice, and they had a lovely flavour to them and a good after kick to them.

For me after eating half the kick was getting too much, but I persisted as it was very nice.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chilli Paneer (normally £4.50)
lightly deep-fried cottage cheese chunks smothered in spicy onion and pepper sauce, garnished with spring onions.

My friend ordered this and I got to taste this, as this was my second option so it worked out perfectly.

I tried a few pieces and liked the taste, I think if I was to try and eat the whole dish I would have struggled as I am not good with spicy dishes or even a little spicy.

I am glad I got to try them and if you like paneer you should give this a try.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Caramel Chaii

Recently at my visits, I have had the mint chaii but today I thought let’s try something different, so I opted for the caramel Chaii.

Just like all the chaii’s I have tasted here this was very nice and very moreish.

If you want to taste really good tea, you need to come here to check out their Chaii menu!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Firstly a big thanks again to Chaiiwala for today’s invite as always it’s good to be back and have a great time.

The staff here are all very friendly, the food is very tasty and the chaii is amazing!

Do check here out as it’s already on my top places to visit list.

The review posted above was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

Charcoals (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

I visited Charcoals loads many years ago, and due to life getting in the way and also owning a car that stopped.

Where Charcoals used to the, the main one it was always very difficult to park plus driving in town is crazy.

I noticed recently that it had now moved to what was Charcoals Cafe and had to take a visit.

The Food

I had a nosy at the menu before visiting, and knew what I wanted to order.

Allo Tikki £3.95
An Indian street food made with mashed potatoes, peas and onions.

I wanted to try something completely different to what I normally order, and this caught my attention.

On arrival this looked very nice, and smelt really good….so now it was time to taste.

This was very tasty, it had the perfect slight crunch to it followed by a great flavour.

I would easily have this again, and the best part it was light and I knew I had space for my main.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kofta Curry £12.95
Kofta is a family meat ball dishes famous in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Tonight I opted for the Kofta Curry and some rice rather than naan etc

I had not had Kofta Curry for a long time so I was looking forward to this.

On arrival I was hit with an amazing smell, and it looked so so good!

I plated up and tasted.

WOW! this had a lovey flavour, the sauce was really nice and i loved the flavour. The meat balls were very tender, and packed a great flavour and all of it combines just created a really amazing and mega moreish dish.

I am not just saying this, but I enjoyed every single bite!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mango lassi

A must for me when I visit and Indian restaurant!

This is my favourite drink, and I have made my own at home.

If you like smoothies then you need to try a mango lassi if you havent ever had one.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

I enjoyed being back at Charcoals as it had been far too long!

This is how I remembered Charcoals, great food, good service and was nice to see Ali again and have a good chat.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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