Pico Sauces – Fun Indian Hot Sauces from Modern India : Review

GIFTED


The guys over at Pico Sauces wanted me to try some of their sauces, and they sounded amazing so I said yes please 🙂

I love finding new products and trying new things, so I couldn’t wait to try these.

We all love sauces, tomato, mayo, mustard etc we love to put it on things or dip stuff in so I was very excited to try something new.

About Pico Sauces

Pico Sauces bring you a bit of India in every drop. These are not the flavours of the curry-house Indian food that you know (and also love), but authentic flavours from Modern India, an India that is waiting to be discovered by those curious enough to taste. Go on, take a dip. We know you want to.

The sauces

Punjabi Ketchup

I decided if I was going to try any of these sauces, I wouldnt add any other extras like cheese etc when I do try them.

This one I was told is good with burgers and hot dogs, so I opted for a burger and as I said just a basic burger bun and sauce combo.

The smell of this sauce was really nice, I just hoped it tasted as good as it smelled…plus as you can see from the bottle it had 3 orange chilli’s which implied spicy….and I am not mr spicy.

Time to taste…

WOW amazing flavour, creamy and just a nice subtle kick this is now my favourite burger sauce!!!

I highly highly recommend this sauce!!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Varanasi Tamarind Chutney

I was told this is kinda like an Indian brown sauce, so what better to make to go with it….a sausage sandwich to test it out.

On the bottle it only had one chilli so I knew it wouldnt be spicy, it smelled really good so now to put it on the sausage and try.

Taste wise yeah this was very very nice, and worked perfect with the sausage…my only issue is it could be a little thicker in consistency as it was very runny….apart from that yeah another very very nice sauce.

Wonder what else I will use this on…..

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ghost Pepper Sauce

Just like the previous sauces, I wanted to try them on something but add no extras so I can taste the flavour.

I actually put a very very small drop on a spoon and tried it, yup an instant kick then it calmed down and I was fine. Just so you know I am not a spicy person, but this was ok…..I was wrong.

I poured some on my chicken burger and took a bite, this was fine…4 bites in and WOW

My mouth was on fire, but when it did calm down the flavour was nice…just the burn.

I finished the burger, and mouth on fire, eyes watering and it was ok but it was just too much of a kick for me.

If you like spicy sauces then this one is defo for you.

Rating: 4 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 sauces.

This was a great gift from Pico Sauces, as I got to try sauces I probably wouldn’t have known about or possibly tried.

Out of the 3 sauces the Punjabi Ketchup was my favourite, and I will be ordering more of this when this runs down…at least 3 bottles at a time as I can think of many things this will work with.

I highly recommend Pico Sauces, I loved the flavour of them all (even if the Ghost pepper one was too much for me).

When I use the sauces on or with other dishes I will post these on my Instagram.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 12th December 2020


Today was the first day back for all restaurants after the tier here was lowered, which was great for all of the shops restaurants etc

I booked a table and already knew what I would be ordering.

Todays Order

I wanted to try 2 dishes I had never had here before, and thats exactly what I did.

Remember to check out either my previous blogs posts or my VLOGs on Swadish, as Swadish is one of my top places to eat.

My Drink

A Swadish Christmas Mocktail

Unfortunately I cant remember how much this is, but when I find out I will update this post. I also wont say what was in this as it means you have to go and try it!

I will tell you one part…it did have cinnamon in it and wow this was a really tasty mocktail.

When you visit you have to ask for one of these…or two.

The Food

Coconut Broth Mussels £7.50
Scottish Mussels, Green Curried Broth, Spiced Bread.

Mussels are one of those dishes that they are either done really bad or really good, there is never an in-between and thats with either just salt and vinegar or a lovely sauce.

On arrival the presentation was really good, and they smelled as good as they looked.

I dug right in….

These were cooked to perfection and the broth had a lovely flavour, there was no need for extra salt or anything it was really good!!!!!

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Delhi’s Butter Chicken £13.00
Tender Chicken in rich and silky Tomato Sauce, Brown Onions, Dried Fenugreek, Garam Masala

When I was with my ex this year we followed one of Ajay’s recipes for this, and it turned out very good so today I thought I would order it and see how it was.

How good does this look? now it was tasting time.

This was very creamy, tender chicken and a really really good flavour. I would easily have this again….but next visit I will try something different again 🙂

Was it as good as the one my ex and I made? well that info I will never tell :p

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

dessert

Warm Gulab Jamun £6.00
A sweet spongy balls made of milk, Topped with Berry Compote

I love Gulab Jamun, and its a fav for me to always end my meal on….well thats if there is still room for a dessert.

How good does this look, and with the ice cream and compote? hmmm never tried it with that before so this would be interesting.

WOW this really worked well!!! I could have easily had another 2 helpings of this!

Cant wait to have this again on my next visit.

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

I am happy to hear all the restaurants are open again, and Swadish as I have never had a bad meal or experience any time I have visited.

Do check them out and also check out their Swadish Heat and Eat

Review Scores –

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

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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FoodHub order at Tandoori Knights (Cambuslang, Glasgow) : Review

Gifted


The guys over at Foodhub.co.uk sent me £25 to have a wee treat and check out their app again.

Foodhub don’t take commission, 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

As it’s was World Sandwich Day (November 3rd), FoodHub recently conducted a survey and found that Brits have named the BURGER as their favourite sandwich, followed closely behind by the classic ham and cheese. I know there’s some debate as to whether a burger classes as a sandwich, but the definition of a sandwich is ‘a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread’ – so the burger fits the bill!

So I had to order a burger tonight, and a BIG one I did.

The Food

2pcs Vegetable Samosa £ 2.95

I started with these, normally not a big Samosa fan but I thought let’s go for a lot of different things than I would normally and have a different treat.

These were very nice, they had a wee kick to them and a great flavour…plus these were very big I was scared I was going to get full on just these…..but nope I continued on.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Stuffed Jalapenos £ 3.95

Not something I would normally get, but thats a good thing as its always good to try new things….though I think I had something like these in a restaurant but it was ages ago.

I took a bite on its own, and mmm I was expecting the Jalapeños to hit me hard but mmm mixed with cheese it was a perfect bit. I then dipped it in the sauce and yeah it was nice, but on its own was much better for me.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chilli Cheese Nuggets £ 3.95

After the stuffed Jalapeños I moved on to these, as these sounded very nice and a perfect follow up.

I took a bit….oh wow nice and soft, creamy and mmm I personally wouldn’t say I felt a kick was more just a nice flavour.

Again these were super addictive.⠀

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sky Scrapper Burger £5.95⠀

This was a double burger, with cheese, Donner meat, sauce and some salad….as you can see it was just a small burger…NOT it was MASSIVE!!! I was scared of this as thought “how am I going to finish this”

This was a nice burger, it was your normal take away burgers but combined with everything it was very very good.

I did finish it but I did need a rest before I moved on to everything else….diet starts tomorrow.⠀

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2 Scoops Hot Cookie Dough £5.95

As you all know by now I have a sweet tooth, and I love cookie dough!!! So when I saw this on the menu I had to order and add a few wee extra’s….it would be rude not to.

YUM! YUM! YUM! Sweet, warm, gooey and mmmm you can’t go wrong with something like this…it was perfect.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mix Regular Tango Ice Blast £3.60⠀

I used to get these when I was younger at the cinema, and not had one in ages….well the last time I ordered from Tandoori Knights I got one…so wasn’t that long ago…but prior to that it was ages.

What can you say, yummy, cool, great flavour and so nice to drink.⠀

These are mega addictive and you could easily have loads one after the other…..well as long as you don’t drink to fast and get brain freeze.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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 Saturday night much better with a massive meal.

I was so stuffed after this, as you can see the portion sizes were great, the food was very tasty and the whole ordering process from start to finish with the FoodHub app was nice and smooth.

The FoodHub app is just like your other food ordering apps, free to download, easy to use and navigate and gives the take aways much more money than the other apps plus that means you get a better deal on your meal.

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

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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