Kathmandu Fusion (East Kilbride, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

Todays Visit

Today I took a drive to Stranraer and on the way back needed a place to eat, my friend Chris who was with me suggested this place and I set the satnav and off we went.

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

The Food

I had no idea what to order tonight, so I just randomly choose my dishes.

Chicken Satay £5.50
Chicken Tikka Tossed With Onion, Peppers & Chef’s Special Sauce

So like me, your first thought is, this dish is red not a brown colour…yip but that’s how they do it here.

I learned tonight that Satay means meat served with a sauce, not like the peanut sauce we are all used to here when we see satay.

The chicken was very tender, and the sauce was very nice. The flavour of the sauce was slightly sweet, rich, peppery and very nice.

I really enjoyed this dish, even though it did confuse me at the start.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Biriyani £9.95
A Delicious Combination Of Rice With Meat / Vegetables Served With Raita & Biryani Sauce

I recently had a Biriyani and enjoyed it, so I had to try one here and see how here does it.

On arrival this smelled nice, then I saw the red sauce? ok, this was different to the normal style of Biriyai’s I have seen or had.

I started with the rice, which was very nice and had nice flavours, I then tried the sauce and it was nicely rich and creamy with a little kick to it.

I tried them both together and the sauce overpowered the Biriyani, which is a shame as I hoped it would have worked well together.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mango Lassi £2.95

As you probably already know I love a mango Lassi and try to have one when I go to any place that does them.

So how does here do them? I had to order and find out.

This looked good, and now it was time to taste.

This was a very nice Mango Lassi, and I enjoyed every sip. I would have got a second one but I was very full so maybe on my next visit.

Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall

Tonight’s visit was an interesting one, it started with confusion then moved to just ok and ended on a Lassi.

Flavour-wise all dishes were nice but just ok, I wasn’t blown away or instantly thought I would have it again…well apart from the Mango Lassi.

Have you been here? or had takeaway? let me know your thoughts.

Service★★★
Time between Courses★★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chapter IV (Glasgow Quay) 2022 : Review

About

Chapter IV cuisine is based on a fusion of African cuisine and Caribbean delights. The spices come from the heart of Africa and the isles of the Caribbean coastlines. selected dishes have been prepared to create a sensational deliverance of spices commonly used throughout generations in Africa and the Caribbean islands.

Chapter IV is a Halal restaurant.

The Visit:

The guys at Chapter IV asked me if I would like to pop in and try their food, after finding a date that suited us both I visited.

Chapter IV is where Manjaros is situated at the Glasgow Quay, at present (not sure if it will change) it’s still there so it’s easy to find.

Inside :

Inside it still has the same Manjaros layout, but that’s where it ends. The new decor is very funky and more modern, the atmosphere is much better and the music level was perfect as it was noticeable as background music.

I am not a fan of taking photos while other people are in and eating (unless blogger event) so check out their Instagram etc to see more photos…or even better take a visit 🙂

The Food

The menu looked really good, and I saw a few things that caught my eye.

Starter.

Toasted Nachos: £n/a (normally £4.95)

I spotted Nachos and knew I had to order them.

On arrival, this was a big portion, and looked and smelled really good!

Time to dig in…

These nacho chips were really good! they were a little salty but with the cheese etc it balanced out perfectly!

The salsa was very good, and worked well with the chips…but for me, they didn’t need the salsa they were that good!

I could easily have this again!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Crispy Chicken Burger £N/A (normally £8.95)

Just like the starter, this was also a very good sided portion, and it comes with chips so you don’t need to order them as a side dish.

I started with the chips, they had a nice crispiness to them and a nice flavour.

The burger was very nice, the chicken had a nice flavour and the bun had a nice flavour to it also.

I then spotted the bottle of Chapter IV’s signature sauce and put some on the chicken burger…..WOW, this added a great flavour! and I have to admit this is the best sauce I have tasted.

I also used the sauce with the chips and mmmm

The sauce on its own was a solid 10/10

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mango Lassi Jug £N/A (normally £7.45)

I spotted they did Mango Lassi and this was another one I had to order!

I went for the jug as tonight I was with my friend and we both felt like a lassi.

This was very nice, and again I could have easily had another jug of this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to Chapter IV for the invite, I had a fantastic evening and enjoyed all the food I ordered.

I will be adding here to my top spots page.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

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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