Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 3rd October 2020


With my appetite slowly returning, I decided to take a visit to one of my favorite restaurants Swadish.

I have been here a few times and tried their Heat & Eat, which if you havent check out here VIEW as at the time I am posting this there is a mini lockdown for restaurants so check it out for a great take away!!.

I have never had a bad meal here, everything has always been very tasty and extremely morish.

Todays Order

As I said I wasnt too hungry but I wanted to try and see what I could eat, as there were 3 dishes I wanted to try.

The Food

Crispy Kale Bhajis £4.50
Battered Kale, Onions, Gram Flour, Minted Yoghurt.

This is something I would have never ordered, but today I wanted to give it a try.

On arrival this looked very nice, and also the smell was really good to. I am glad I did order this as it was nice and crispy with an amazing taste, everything worked really well.

This was a really good dish, the sauce, kale, crispness was really really nice.

If like me this is something you would skip, don’t!! trust me you will really like this.

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

Main Course

Butter Chicken Naanwich £7.00
Finger licking chicken marinated in lemon, lots of butter and tangy spices, toped with a caramelised onions and spicy tomato salsa.

I follow Swadish on Instagram, and this popped up a few times and really tickled my tastebuds so I knew I had to order this when I visited.

On arrival this was a big portion, and visually looked really nice and the smell mmmm my mouth started to water.

The first bit through to the last bite were just perfect, the flavours of everything and the textures really it was a perfect mouthful every time.

This is something I would 100% order again.

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

Side

Poppadom Nachos £5.50

This sounded interesting, as I have never had or heard of Poppadom Nachos before so I had to order and see what it was like.

On arrival this looked really interesting, and I couldnt wait to dig in and try it.

WOW this was so good, it was a modern Indian take on a classic and it worked 100%. The sauces, the salsa and poppadoms worked really well together.

You need to order this!!!

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

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

Tonight I tried dishes I might not have ordered, and I am so glad I did as now I can recommend them to you to try as they will blow your mind!

I highly recommend everything I had tonight, and in my previous reviews and if you havent visited Swadish before then you need to add it to your place to visit as it will become your new favourite place for dinner.

Review Scores –

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

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Mama’s Kitchen Takeaway (Glasgow, West End) : Review

GIFTED


Mama’s Kitchen messaged me recently and asked if I would like to try one of their Indian Street Food Boxes.

I couldn’t wait for this to arrive, as they teased me with a photo and it looked it amazing and my mouth started to water.

They were kind enough to bring it to my flat, and I got a chance to speak to Mama’s Kitchen.

The girl is lovely, bubbly and very friendly…I am blessed being a blogger and meeting so many nice people and most I have met I have kept in touch with which is really nice.

Now it was time to eat

Street Food Box

Firstly the presentation was amazing, I loved how it was delivered and the layout.

How good does this look, everything has a place and its really pleasing on the eye.

It consists of the following:

Chickpea Salad

I started with this.

To begin with this looked very eye catching, the colours and presentation.

This was very nice, it had lovely flavours and I liked the mix of soft and crunchy.

Spicy Garam Masala Potatoes

I loved the presentation of the potatoes, the little boat….again they have really thought well about presentation.

I am not a big potato fan but these had a very nice flavour, and they were perfectly cooked.

I ate a lot of these 🙂

Chicken Pakora

I am a big chicken pakora fan, but depending where you go these differ from the taste, the crispiness of the batter etc etc

These were perfect! the batter just crispy, the flavour was really good and the chicken was very tender….just perfect!

I could have easily had more of these.

Spiced onions and poppadoms

What can you say about spiced onions and poppadoms? they are the perfect nibble, starter etc and these were really nice.

Lamb Mince and Pea Samosas

These were big and looked good, and smelled really good.

These had a nice little kick to them, and tasted really nice. They reminded me of Cornish pasties, if that helps give you an idea what they are like, but with a nice kick.

Tandoori Chicken Wraps

At first I thought its just a wrap, and then I took a bite!!

I took a bite and this was a game changer, the flavour was amazing!!! every bite was just yummmm so much so I had the majority of the wraps…oops!

This was my fav 🙂

Fruit Chaat

And theres more…

There is always room for a little more, and this was a nice end to tonights meal.

The mix of fruits etc plus the sauce at the bottom this was a nice ending.

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.

Firstly a big thank you to Mama’s Kitchen, the food presentation and meeting you were amazing.

The presentation is amazing, its something we spoke about for a while after we had finished the meal. The food was also really good, and my fav was that wrap….mmmm I could have easily had many more of those and the Chicken Pakora.

Everything was presented nicely, tasted amazing and I highly recomend you order from them. Just visit their instagram page and send them a message.

I have now added Mama’s Kitchen to my top spots page for takeaways!!

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have ordered from them. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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Green Chilli Cafe (West End, Glasgow) : Review

Green Chilli Cafe
1293 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TL

V: 22nd September 2019. T: 0141 337 6378. W: www.greenchillicafe.co.uk


I have been here before, probably around 4 weeks prior to when this blog is dated.

I went with my girlfriend and best friend, that night I wasn’t too hungry but they really enjoyed the food so I was hungry tonight and decided to take a visit.

On entering here you have to go upstairs, this visit and last nobody was downstairs to say “just go up” which is ok if you know this if not you feel a little out of place just heading up.

Last visit we were seated to the right (where the booths are), tonight to the left where the little tables are….this is where tonight took a little bad turn.

Sitting down it was nice but not as nice as the booths area, and this is where my overall score drops instantly by 1 point.

The walls to my side look like someone threw their dinner on it, and the stains have been left for a very long time. It wasn’t loads, but it was enough that it really should have been painted!! This wasn’t good as a quick paint, would have fixed this (-1 point).

The Food…

Tonight I wanted to order a starter and a main, as last visit my best friend said his was really nice.

I saw they did a pre-theatre menu, so I opted for that £12.95

Drink

Mango Lassi

Unfortunately I didn’t catch the price of this, but I am guessing £3 or £4 (will fix once I find out). I am a big Mango Lassi fan, so I always try it wherever I go and tonight I did just that.

I have to say this was probably the best one I have had, so I am looking forward to having it again.

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

Starter

Chicken Pakora
Breast of chicken in spicy pakora batter.

On arrival this smelled and looked good, so it was time to dig in.

This was really nice, the flavour was good, the chicken was tender and the batter was just crispy.

I really enjoyed this and would have again.

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

Main

Chicken Rogan Josh

On arrival again this was another dish that smelled really good.

This was really really good, there was enough chicken, the sauce and flavour just perfect.

I would have this again.

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

Side

Pashwari Naan

On arrival it looked ok, and now it was time to taste as Pashwari is my fav naan.

Oh, this was not good! basically it was just a plain naan with the coconut etc lightly sprinkled on top.

There was no sweet filling, not even a little….I was very disappointed.

I wouldn’t order this again, not good guys!!

Presentation : 4
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 1
Value for Money : 1

Overall

Overall it was a really mixed night, to starter and curry was very nice but the dirty walls and the naan was really bad.

I was really disappointed tonight, as the last visit my friends had a really nice meal and were seated in the booth area which was clean unlike tonight.

Will go back? not sure….

Sorry guys.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 2.5
  • Value for Money: 3
  • Overall : 2.5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Disabled Toilets : Yes
  • Halal : Yes
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