My 3rd Blogger Meet Up at Topolabamba (Glasgow)

Topolabamba Glasgow : Outside

Event Location

89 Saint Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF
UK

Website

www.topolabamba.com

Event Date : Thursday 20th April 2017

This is my 3rd blogger meet up event, and this was held at the Glasgow restaurant Topolabamba.

This time I created a private group on Facebook, where everyone could see the details and select if they were going or not. So this time round I was a little more organised and professional than before.

If you are a blogger in Glasgow, doesn’t need to be food it can be any please feel free to contact me and I can send you an invite to the group.

I was looking forward to this event, as I managed to invite a lot more people and also Topolabamba does good food.

Unfortunately there were a lot of cancellations, due to many different reasons so tonight was just a very cosy crowd. This has got to be expected at any event, hopefully my 4th will have more

On to the food….

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas £4.95

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I have never ordered these and saw that they were a little spicy, so I asked the waitress how spicy they were and she sold them to me as they sounded nice.

I don’t like mega spicy things, so when it arrived I knew this would either be really nice or too spicy and I wouldn’t enjoy it….Lucky it was the first.

This was really good and full of flavour, the spice on a scale of 1 to 10 was only a 1 to a 2 for me which was perfect.

I would order this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3.5

Shredded Beef Burrito £6.95

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I had this the last visit, and thought would try again as I really liked it. Its very filling, and again packed with flavour. Again like last time the sauce with it, it didn’t do anything for me so I left it as the Burrito on its own was better without it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Extra : I did also order the Smoked Chorizo & Quesos Quesadillas but I ate them before I remembered to take a photo so next time I will comment on them.

I had to have the same dessert as I had on my last visit, as it was so so good since I have a very sweet tooth.

Mexican Chocolate Cup £4.95

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I needed my chocolate burst tonight and this was the fix.

This is a thick chocolate mousse, that is very chocolatey and perfect if your like me and have a sweet tooth.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall a nice night where we had laughs and good food, as I said unfortunately a lot cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances but it was a nice evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the waitress tonight, her name is Nicole and she was very helpful and very pleasant so a big thank you to her from all of us.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Glasgow Bloggers Meet Up #2 : Chaakoo..Saves the Day

As you may have read in my last Bloggers Meet up post, I have never done anything like this before and for me this is a challenge and a fun event to organise.

So organising this event started off really well, then on Monday 27th February that’s when everything started to go down hill.

This event was meant to be held at Glasgow Sugar Dumplin, but on Monday 27th February 2017 I heard that it had gone in to Liquidation.

This was crazy to hear and very sad, as it was a home from home for me….then the panic started where to locate this second event.

I called a few locations but due to the amount of people they couldn’t manage to take us, so I contacted the manager at Chaakoo and he saved the day.

After that I had a few more people cancel, this was expected as you never get the full amount at any event.

Our Meet Up : Friday 3rd March 2017

Location : Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

T: 0141 229 0000
W: http://chaakoo.co.uk

 

The Bloggers :

I will only add the new bloggers that attended tonight, if you want to learn about the others as they visited at my first event view it here

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Elanor Brammer

Twitter@tiggypoes
Blogtiggypoesandflutterbys.blogspot.co.uk

Kirsty

Twitter@kirstymonday
Blogthemondayproject.co.uk

Karen

Twitter@kar_took
Blogwww.karen-graham.co.uk

Scott 

Twitter@DrScottJMcGrane

Unfortunately not as many as I hoped turned up, which was a shame as it would have been nice to meet more people and also since Chaakoo kept the spaces for me.

The Food :

Just like all my visits I am a big fan of the food here, and could easily have a lot more than I really order.

SMOKED CHICKEN TIKKA £5.95
Our own whisky chip smoked chicken, drowsed in our tikka dry rub with raita.

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Tasted just as it says smoked chicken.

For me this was nice, it was smoky, cooked well and the chicken was nice and tender. The sauce added a little extra taste, but for me the chicken was fine on its own.

SAAG PANEER £5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

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Yip had to order it again, this is my new favourite dish here as my other has now been removed from the menu.

This is a very nice dish, not too spicy and loaded with flavour. If you like curry and cottage cheese and never had this before, then this is kinda what its like but very very tasty.

KEEMA MATAR £5.50
Minced Lamb simmered with garden peas, garlic and ground spices, enriched with a splash of cream.

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This was my first time trying this dish, I didn’t know what it would be like but thought lets give something new a try.

For me this was a little spicy, and also was like a lasagna without the pasta and cheese.

Would I have it again? not sure as it was just a little to spicy for my taste, but if you like spicy then why not give it a shot if you visit Chaakoo.

Overall :

Overall the night was a very fun night, got to meet some new people and we all had a nice evening.

A BIG thanks to Chaakoo for saving the day!!!!!!

Looking to try a really good Indian restaurant in Glasgow, then please do check out Chaakoo I promise it wont disappoint.

If you would be interested in attending my future Glasgow Blogger meet ups then tweet me or contact me.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5