Tuk Tuk (Glasgow) : Review

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426 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow
G2 3JD

V: 21st October 2018      T:  0141 332 2126  W: www.tuktukonline.com

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Finally am back, that’s the one thing that’s difficult when your a food blogger is making sure you go back to the places you like while trying new places.

I was here having dinner tonight before heading to the Garage to see the band The Rasmus, so tonight I wanted to try a few different things from my last visit.

The Food…

Puri Yoghurt Bombs £4.65
Everyone’s favourite cold Indian snack! Crispy Puri with potato, yoghurt, & tamarind 

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So I went for these, I couldn’t remember if I had these the last time but I knew I really enjoyed them when I did have them…where ever that was.

WOW this is a great dish, the flavours and it’s so refreshing.

If you order a curry and want a refreshing end, for me this would be the perfect follow up even though its a starter.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

TUK TUK Samosas (V) £4.30
Spicy pea & potato pastry

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This looked very nice on arrival and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

For me this was a little spicy…but I don’t have the best spice tolerance so its probably nothing if you like a good strong curry.

The flavours again, and the sauce mmmm perfect.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

SEEKH KEBABS (GF) (S) £5.60
Skewered lamb mince slowly cooked in the tandoor

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I really like kebabs, so I thought let’s try one from here.

These were very nice but very spicy for my taste….so for me, the dish was just so so. If you like spicy foods or have a better spice threshold to me then you will probably really like these.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall I am glad to have gone back to Tuk Tuk, there are so many Indian restaurants in Glasgow all doing different styles and for tonight it was a perfect option.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

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

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Charcoals (Glasgow) : Review

26A Renfield Street
Glasgow G2 1LU

V: 10th August 2018      T:  0141 221 9251  W: www.charcoals.co.uk

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


As most my readers know my favourite Indian restaurant in Glasgow, is Charcoals and I have been here many times and even filmed inside.

Tonight I was treating my dad to dinner, and I decided to take him here. My dad is a big fan of Indian food, and he has never been here so it was time to introduce Charcoals to him.

The Food…

Starter

Onion Baji (GF) £3.25
Finally Spiced onions mixed with spicy gram flour, spices and deep fried

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I have had these a long time ago, plus I knew you got two so I thought I would share a starter with my dad.

These were perfect, flavour, texture and just YUM!!! I could have easily had more of this but I didn’t as I had the main course coming.

My dad said these were the best he has had.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Main Course

Butter Chicken (GF) £9.95 & Basmati Fried Rice (GF) £2.75
Invented in Delhi in 1970’s, mildly spiced and slightly sweet and accessible to all tastes.

I have had this before, and it was thanks to Charcoals that this is now one of my favs to order.

This was really nice, flavours, and the chicken was very very tender it was a perfect mouthful each time.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

I know it sounds crazy reading this but as always I can’t fault here, the food, service etc it’s always perfect every time I am in.

Charcoals are still my #1 Indian restaurant in Glasgow.

Please do check them out!!

Review Scores – 

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

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The Dhabba (Glasgow) : Review

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44 Candleriggs
Merchant City
Glasgow G1 1LD

V: 7th March 2018      T:  0141 553 1249  W: www.thedhabba.com

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


The Dhabba were nice enough to ask me to come and pay them a visit, and try out their new menu which coincided with the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence.

The menu is very cool as its designed to look like a newspaper, this for me was a very nice funky idea.

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The Dhabba is situated on the corner of Bell St and Candleriggs, opposite Merchant Square. Here has been on my long list of places to try for a while, so when I got this invite I kindly accepted their invitation.

Before going I took a long look at the menu, but I was still undecided as there were a lot of dishes 1. I have never heard of and 2. a lot sounded very good.

On entering I was shown to my table, and I had a look around. For me The Dhabba has a classic but also modern feel inside, its very minimalistic but at the same time it works perfect as less is more right?

 

There was music playing in the background, but at a good level I didn’t need to shout over (pet hate in restaurants)

The Food…

Tonights waiter I have to say was very very helpful, he answered a lot of questions and guided me through the menu and what dishes would be to my taste.

To be honest I could have tried lots tonight, but I didn’t want to be greedy so next time I will try more.

Mini poppadom crisps served with sauces were brought out while the food was being made, these were very nice and extremely moreish!!

Starter

Gol Gappa £4.95 (Tonight £N/A)
Enhanced with spicy water – this crispy puffed bread filled with special potato, and chickpeas laced with freshly grounded cumin.

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On arrived this looked very interesting, the waiter tonight explained how you eat these. First you pick them up, and then pour the spicy water inside then pop them in your mouth.

These were really really good, the burst of flavours from the water plus the puffed bread was perfect!!! and very refreshing!

This is a dish I could easily have again and enjoy.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Main Course

Peshawari Naan £4.25  (Tonight £N/A)
A sweet naan stuffed with fruits, nuts and fennel.

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I love Peshawari naan so I had to see how The Dhabba did theirs, and I have to say this was really good so good I could probably say its now my favourite place for Pesawari Naan!!

I cant wait to have this again! it was perfectly sweet and very mmmmmmm

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Murg Maskawala £13.95 (Tonight £N/A)
Tandoori cooked chicken with cream, tomatoes, ground cashew nuts.

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I told the waiter that my favourite curry was a Korma, and more recently a Butter chicken curry. I was recommend this dish as he said it wasn’t sweet like a Korma, but nice and creamy and flavoursome just like they are.

This was very good, it was creamy like both dishes and had really nice flavours. I would say I now have 3 favourite curries as it wasn’t better than one but just as nice as my other two favourites.

If you like a creamy non spicy curry give this a try.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Rice Pudding (Tonight £N/A)

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Sorry guys forgot to take note of the actual name, and description but basically a rice pudding dish with cardamon to give it that extra flavour. If I am wrong I will update, this is what happens when your enjoying your food and evening you forget to take notes.

This was very filling, but then again I just had 2 courses.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : N/A

Overall

Firstly I would like to say that even though tonight was free, it didn’t influence my thoughts on the review. Everything you have just read was 100% true, and I did really enjoy the food and evening.

Secondly a BIG thanks to The Dhabba for the invite and the food tonight, I really enjoyed it and will be back. The staff were also very helpful so a big thanks to them.

For me this is now in my top 3 Indian restaurants in Glasgow.

The Dhabba is not your typical curry place, its more for you to try something different than you normally would and I promise you going by tonights food you will not be disappointed.

Review Scores – 

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