Thaikhun (Silverburn, Glasgow) : Review

Thaikhun
R5, Barrhead Roadd
Glasgow G53 6AF

V: 5th July 2019. T: 0141 648 0090. W: www.thaikhun.co.uk


I have been here before but it was long ago, so it was time to come back and see how it is.

Looking Around

Here has a cool look to it, and inside at the back has an even more funky look to it with the decor. Tonight I was sitting outside, so I could people watch.

The Food…

I couldn’t remember what I ordered last time so I just chanced it and selected something.

Starter

Sweet and Sour Chicken & Rice
Crispy chicken stir-fried with sweet and sour sauce served with peppers, pineapple, tomatoes, and onions.

On arrival this looked very nice, so it was time to taste.

The rice was perfectly cooked and very nice, the sweet and sour chicken was also very nice and very tender.

My only issue is that I felt there wasn’t enough chicken tonight, and for the cost of this dish…hmmm maybe just a little more would have been perfect.

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

Overall

Overall tonight was a mixed night, the food like last time was very nice but I felt that there could have been a little more chicken in my dish but remember thats my opinion.

My Girlfriend also didn’t get the order she ordered, but she ate it anyway as she was hungry.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 4
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 4
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5

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Additional Details

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

Dumpling Monkey (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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121 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6PR, UK

V: 11th November 2017      T:  0141 583 8300  W: www.dumplingmonkey.com

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have walked past this place a few times and thought the food looked very nice, so today I took a visit.

On entering we were instantly greeted and asked if it was for take away or sit in, and then shown to a table.

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The Food…

Salt and Pepper Spare Ribs £4.80

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On arrival this looked very nice, I could see they cut up the ribs rather than bring then whole (maybe to speed up the cooking time).

These were very nice, and had a nice flavour.

If you do order these just be careful as there are bones, just because they are smaller pieces doesn’t mean they are boneless bits.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Sweet and Sour Chicken Hong Kong Style £6.50

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This is one of my favourite dishes so I had to try it here and see how it was.

On arrival it looked nice, but this is where it stopped.

The sauce was very runny and had a slight vinegar taste to it, normally when its been like this its the cheaper way to make it so maybe thats whats happened tonight…or vinegar is used to thin down sauce to make it go further….

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Overall

This place is a take away trying to be a sit in cafe/restaurant at the same time.

You order at the desk, get the cutlery yourself and all the food just comes at once even though its split in to starters and mains. Since it all came at once and I was at a table for two, the table was too busy and made it difficult to actually enjoy and eat.

By the time I finished my starter my Sweet and Sour chicken was a little cold, plus it wasn’t that good (i’ve had much better).

Personally I don’t know if I would go back, the starter was nice the main not so much….I will need to think on this one.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 3.5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3
  • Value for money: 3.5
  • Overall : 2.5

Obu Pan Asian Glasgow : Review

Unit 52,48 Buchanan Street
2nd Floor Princes Square
Glasgow G1 3JN

Obu Pan Asian is open:

Monday to Friday : 10am to 12pm
Saturday to Sunday : 12am to late

T: 0141 221 7400
W : www.obupanasian.co.uk

Visit Date : 23rd October 2016

I have been a fan of Obu Pan Asian since it opened, the staff have always been very welcoming and the service has always been great. The decor is very modern and also very in style of the theme of the restaurant.

The atmosphere is always very relaxing, and when looking about everyone looks like they are enjoying the time there.

This weekend I tried to go in to another restaurant as it had been a while since last there, unfortunately it was fully booked which is good for them so I visited Obu as I wanted something Asian.

Starter

BAOS
2 Taiwanese steamed buns filled with your choice of:
– TENDER PORK STRIPS £6.95

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I ordered this the last time I visited Obu, but it’s really good and it’s a must when I go in. Technically its classed as a sharer as you get two, but as you may have seen from my other posts I like to eat a lot.

The buns are nice and soft, and the pork is nice and tender.

The presentation is very nice, as you can see they are served in two baskets which really add to the authentic look of the restaurant.

SALT AND PEPPER SQUID £4.95
Crispy fried squid rings with chilli mayo dip.

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Again I have had this before but for me, its just too tasty to not get. Again its presented in the basket, and if you are a fan of crispy squid then give this a try.

Main(s)

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN £11.95
Crispy fried chicken breast pieces coated in a sticky sweet and sour sauce with pineapple, red onion and mixed peppers finished with fresh coriander. Served with basmati rice.

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Over the past year I have gone from Sweet n Sour Chicken as being one of my favourite dishes, to crispy shredded chicken so today I decided to give it another shot as I spotted Obu had it on the menu.

This was full of flavour and the chicken was nice and tender, and the portion size was just right.

Dessert

I decided to be good and not go for the donuts which I REALLY wanted to order, and just go for a Cappuccino to be a good boy this weekend.

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Overall :

Just like the last twice I cant fault tonights meal and service, so please do check them out and also the sister restaurant Poco Havana

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

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