Back with Bloggers at Chaakoo : Review


79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

Chaakoo is open:
Now open for Breakfast!!!!

Mon-Sat 9am
Sunday 10:30am

Monday — Thursday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm(drinks)

Friday & Saturday
12noon -10:30pm(food)
11.30am -12am(drinks)

Sunday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm (drinks)

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

Visit Date : 9 December 2016

Recently due to my blogging I have made two new friends, if you follow any food blogs or travel blogs you may have heard of them

Emma Eats : twitter.com/EmmaEatsUK

Weekends With Wendy : twitter.com/WendyAndrew_

I have had the pleasure of meeting both of them twice now, and they are very lovely and nice girls. Please do follow them on twitter and read their blogs, they have taught me a lot since I have started and I look forward to my next meeting with them.

So the three of use decided to go to Chaakoo as I have praised it so much, and also Emma did a quick visit not that long ago but wanted to go back.

Feel free to check my previous posts on Chaakoo here

The past view visits the manager has kept in touch with me via twitter, and said next visit he would like to come and meet me so I told him the three of us were going.

If you have been reading my posts, I am trying very hard when I return to a restaurant not to order the same thing or things. Did I do it this night……..kind of 🙂

On entering I was welcomed and shown to my table, and Annie came over to see if I would like to drink anything. Again Annie was very friendly, and it was nice to see a familiar face 🙂

Tonights Dishes : 

KOFTA CURRY £5.50
Iranian kofta meatballs in our cafe curry sauce.


This seem to be one of my two fav dishes, as I had to get it again. The meatballs are cooked perfect and have a nice little kick to them, the sauce just adds more flavour to give an amazing mix in taste.

 

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

This is one of my friends favourite dishes and I have never tried it here, so tonight I thought I would give it a shot to see what its like.

I had tried Paneer at another Indian restaurant, and I felt its flavours were bland.

I would describe this as a curried cottage cheese, thats as close as a description I can give you if you haven’t tried it before.

This is very nice, normally I am not into vegetarian dishes but I would have this again.The flavour was really good!!.

SHAKAHARI £3.95
(V) Crispy fried vegetable pakora.

If you have had vegetable pakora then you can’t go wrong with it, this was very tasty and the sauce add a nice little kick.

 

Denny the manager came out to see us, and I finally got to meet him. You can’t not but love him, he is passionate, friendly and a really nice guy. He spoke to us about the food, himself and the decor.

Denny then asked if would like to try a cocktail, and he would surprise us with three. As you know I am a big fan of cocktails, so I was looking forward to them. On his return he said these were his three favourite cocktails, the one I choose was :

MIRCH & CHOKALET
Cocchi Torino, Arbikie chilli vodka, fresh orange, nutmeg, egg white
— Sweet with subtle spice and the texture of a cloud


This is a really nice cocktail and one I could have many off. I would like to thank Denny for this cocktail 🙂

 

Overall : 

Another faultless visit, the food was amazing as always and the service was really good.

I am already looking forward to my next visit, if you have not tried this place out yet what are you waiting for you will love it.

I would like to take this time to thank Denny personally, as he was kind enough to give us a discount on our meal plus the cocktail which was not needed but very much appreciated and very kind….so thank you Denny for tonight 🙂 and it was great to finally meet you in person 🙂

5 Stars just like the last visits 🙂

Back at Chaakoo Bombay Cafe Glasgow — Review

79 St Vincet Street
Glasgow G2 5TF

Chaakoo is open:

Now open for Breakfast!!!!

Mon-Sat 9am
Sunday 10:30am

Monday — Thursday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm(drinks)

Friday & Saturday
12noon -10:30pm(food)
11.30am -12am(drinks)

Sunday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm (drinks)

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

Visit Date : 6 Nov 2016

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I had recently had a few food styles so this weekend its was time to have Indian, so as you learned from my last review of Chaakoo its now my favourite Indian restaurant in Glasgow.

This time I had in my mind I WILL try different dishes….did that happen? keep reading.

Main(s)

So I did pick two dishes that I didn’t have last time, but unfortunately one wasn’t available so I opted for a dish I had the last time.

KOFTA CURRY £5.50
Iranian kofta meatballs in our cafe curry sauce.

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Yes, I did get this the last time but it was really really good, was it good second time round? Yes, just as nice! The meatballs are full of flavour and so is the sauce, a great combo.

KORMA £4.95

From Turkish origin, braised chicken in mildly spiced sauce made with yogurt & ground cashew.

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So this was a new one today, I am a big fan of Korma as I really love its smooth taste so I was very interested in trying Chaakoo’s.

It was really nice, nice and creamy…could have had some more coconut flavour to it but thats just me as I have a sweet tooth and like my Korma with plenty of coconut flavour….but as I said it was very nice.

JINGA MASALA £9.95

Huge prawns steeped overnight in our house masala marinade then gently charred.

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Yes, yes I know what you’re thinking “Kris you had this last time” yes….but please try this and you will know why I had to have it again. One thing you may have noticed is the cost of this, I think I mentioned this in my last review but this is classes as a chef special.

SHAKAHARI £3.95

(V) Crispy fried vegetable pakora.

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I am a big fan of vegetable pakora, so I thought lets try it tonight and again I wasn’t disappointed it was very nice.

Dessert

My favourite Indian dessert is Gulub Jamun, and I didn’t get this last time as I wanted to try something different so this time round it was a must.

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This tasted different to any Gulub Jamun I have had before, for me this was more like deep fried dough balls. Dont get me wrong this was very nice, but very different to any Gulub Jamun I have had before.

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Something I didn’t have the last time were some cocktails, so I thought lets even have one and try more next time. I was very lucky tonight as the manager asked Cal the mixologist to come over and talk me through the cocktail menu.

The cocktail menu is very unique at Chaakoo, what Cal did was some research in to India and then come up with names and unique tastes for every cocktail. What I think is really cool is that you will not find any of these cocktails at other restaurants or clubs, so if you’re a fan of trying new cocktails come try some.

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Cal is very passionate about his job, and you could see he took pride in every single cocktail on the list. I really enjoyed listening to the breakdown of every cocktail.

This night I tried two cocktails :

THE DIPLOMAT’S VISIT £6.50

Diplomatico Reserva, Ting, cinnamon tincture — Bitter yet refreshing with a subtle coconut avour

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This cocktail is a very easy to drink cocktail, and very refreshing.

When you taste it, you get a subtle orange flavour and just as that goes a quick and very subtle hint of cinnamon for a split second.

If you have pigged out like me and need something light to drink to end the night then go for this cocktail.

MIRCH & CHOKALET £7.50

Cocchi Torino, Arbikie chilli vodka, fresh orange, nutmeg, egg white — Sweet with subtle spice and the texture of a cloud

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When Cal was going through the list, this is one that stood out for me and I knew I wanted to try it.

Just like the other cocktail when you drink this you get a sutble flavlour or chocolate then a quick burst of the chilli. The chilli kick is not in anyway overpowering or painful, its just a quick hint that lasts for a second or two.

Both cocktails I would have again, as both were very enjoyable.

Overall :

Overall my second visit was just as good as the last, the staff were very friendly and very attentive just like last time.

Cal was very nice and very passionate as I said and I enjoyed learning about the cocktails, and Annie the waitress she served us the first time and again tonight very friendly and very nice.

Again if you haven’t been yet, do go you will not be disappointed!

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

  • Service : *****
  • Menu Choice : *****
  • Taste : *****
  • Overall : *****