Bo’ness Spice Restaurant (Bo’ness, Scotland) 2021 : Review

V: 4th July 2021

About Bo’ness Spice

We are dedicated to serving the local community, that is why our menu features popular classics. The new dishes are sure to tantalise the taste buds with focus on the authentic flavours which vary with the different regions of India’s vast territory.

The Visit

The guys at Bo’ness Spice kindly invited me to come and check them out, and try some of their food. So we arranged a day and time, and I set my satnav and off I went.

At the time of visiting they have only been opened for 5 weeks, but the whole time I was in eating the phone was going like crazy, and the delivery and collections were booming…so I couldn’t wait to try the food if this is how popular it was already.

Starter

SABZI PAKORA (normally £3.95)
(5 pieces) Deep fried balls of gram flour, onions, mixed vegetables &
a variety of spices, served with special sauce.

I wanted to try a big dish as my main, so I thought I would play safe and go for nice pakora to start with.

Ohhh the presentation was very nice, and it smelled really good…I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I took a bite of one without the sauce, to see how it was and wow!!!! these are really good.

These are nice and light, perfect texture and packed with flavour.

So so so good!!!!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

SHAHI CHASNI (normally £8.75) + Pilau Rice (normally £2.95)
Chicken kebabs cooked in a delicate sweet & sour sauce with a touch
of fresh herbs & spices.

I broke my little rule, where I always try a restaurants Korma and use to see how good they do their dishes….I decided tonight to select something at random.

I opted for this dish with pilau rice.

On arrival this looked very bright, but had a really great smell and I couldn’t wait to dig in as I was very hungry.

The chicken was nice and tender and the sauce was soo nice, every bite packed a great amount of flavour and I loved it.

The dish was very filling, but I enjoyed it and would order it again on my next visit.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PESHWARI NAAN (normally £3.15)

I love a good Peshwari naan, as I have a sweet tooth so its perfect for me the nice naan flavour with a sweetness going through it.

They looked really good, and now was the taste test.

I was happy to see that they didn’t have a redish colouring inside, as for me that looks artificial….still not sure why or what it is but anyway back to this one…

This was very nice, and my friend also agreed…maybe if I was being fussy and it could be down to my sweet tooth…maybe a little more coconut flavour was needed but as I said that’s a personal thing and my friend thought they were perfect for him.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to Bo’ness Spice for the invite and the food tonight.

I can honestly say that everything tonight, from service to the food was perfect. The food was packed with flavour and cooked perfectly.

Again I was phappy to see how busy they were tonight, as the phone and collections/deliveries was crazy which is great for such a new restaurant.

I highly recommend you check here out, and it will be going on my Top Spots page.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Easy Naan Bread: Recipe

Yeild : 4 Naans

Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 250g greek yogurt
  • Pinch salt 

Stage 1 : Prep

  • Mix the self raising flour, Greek yogurt and the pinch of salt together with your hands till it becomes a solid mixture that you can work with
  • Rest the dough for 10-15 mins

Stage 2 : Making and cooking

  • Divide the dough into 4 parts and roll into a circular shape
  • Preheat the pan on a medium-high heat, this is key as you want a warm pan before you place the naans on.
  • I used butter on my pan, but you can use extra virgin oil.
  • Place the dough in the pan and flip once the bottom has turned brown

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Ushas Indian Street Food (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Byres Road
Glasgow G11 5JY

V: 7th January 2018     T: 0141 339 7138     W:www.ushas.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)     Accepts: Cash & Card     WIFI: No


I have passed Usha’s many times when walking around Byres Road, and always thought I need to stop in here and check it out.

From the outside it looked very nice inside, and always when I have looked its been busy.

Finally got round to checking it out….

We were welcomed and shown to our little booth, which was situated near the window so I had a good view of outside and the people passing.

Inside has a very nice relaxed feeling, and there is some Indian music playing in the background and like always I knew a few songs which was nice.

The Food…

PANEER PAKORA £4.25
HOME MADE PANEER INFUSED WITH A TAMARIND AND MINT CHUTNEY, DIPPED IN OUR GRAM FLOUR BATTER AND FRIED

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I have never tried this done this way, normally I would have Saag Paneer so this was going to be interesting.

It was OK, there wasn’t much flavour, using the added sauce this helped a lot.

I wouldn’t get this again, but I am glad I tried it to see what it was like.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3

Main Course

ALOO GOBI £4.75
MADE WITH POTATOES, CAULIFLOWER AND INDIAN SPICES

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I have had this before at Chaakoo Bombay Cafe long ago, and I loved it and its flavour so I thought I would have it here and see what is like.

For me the flavours were nice, but the cauliflower could have been chopped up a little more rather than one piece….this could me being a little too fussy?

Overall it was nice, but not as nice as the one I had in Chaakoo Bombay Cafe, I would try something else next time

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

PESHWARI NAAN £2.75

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This was perfect!!! it had the perfect amount of coconut and sweet taste to it!!!!

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

Overall

Overall my first visit was a nice mixed visit.

I half enjoyed the food tonight, and the service was good but for me inside I found the atmosphere a little lacking….but that could just be me or tonights experience.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 3

 

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