Thai Siam (West End, Glasgow) : Review

V: 31st January 2020


Tonight I couldnt be bothered making something I had in the flat, so I went walking and didnt really know what style of food I wanted for dinner.

I have passed here many times and never went in, so tonight I did that.

Looking Around

We were welcomes and shown to the tables, the staff were very friendly and inside was very nice.

It has a very cosy and relaxing atmosphere, and the music is at a perfect level.

The Food

I don’t have Thai food very often so I didn’t know what to select, so I randomly picked something.

Main Course

Creamy Chicken Curry (Gang Panang) £10.90

I did have coconut rice with this, but I forgot to take a photo and also take note of the cost (sorry I was hungry).

I asked the waitress how spicy this was, and told her I like just a little kick and she said she would let the chef know.

This smelled so good, so I started trying the rice on its own and it was really good. If you haven’t had coconut rice before I recommend you try it where ever you go.

I tried the chicken and the sauce on its own, and it was really nice…flavours all worked really good together.

If I was being fussy, the chicken could have been a little more tender….

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 4

Visit Overall :

Overall my experience tonight was good, the meal was good and really nice flavours. The chicken was my little issue, if it was more tender that would have been perfect.

Portion sizes were OK to, but maybe just £1 or £2 more costly than they should….well that’s my opinion.

I will take another visit here again, and try something else.

Review Scores –

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

Additional Details

  • Payment : Cash & Card

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Nam Tuk Tram Stop (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Partick Bridge Street
Glasgow G11 6PL

V: 15th December 2017      T:  0141 357 0330  W: namtuk.co.uk

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


Shocker am back again, but why not every time I have been its always been a really enjoyable night and enjoyable food….so lets see will it continue when I try more new items.

The Food…

Jijimi Seafood 5.95
Pan fried vegetable pancake, spring onion, soy sauce

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I was very undecided what to order tonight, I wanted to order a few favs but then again it wouldn’t be much of a review since you could easily see what I thought in a previous one…..so I took one for the team and tried another new dish.

On arrival this looked very good so it was time to tuck in…

For me this was so so, it didn’t have too much flavour so the soy sauce was needed. If you are looking for a nice light dish, this is perfect but for me I need something with a little more flavour.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5

Thai Prawn Crackers £2.95

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I wanted a little side dish, so I ordered these. The last time I had these were at a Chinese restaurant in town, so I thought I wonder how they are here.

These were very nice, just as good as the ones I have had at the Chinese restaurant. If you like the normal style prawn crackers, give these a shot and am sure these will be your new favourites.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

In short a solid 5 out of 5 again!

Review Scores – 

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

My win and visit to Hanoi Bike Shop (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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8 Ruthven Lane
Glasgow G12 9BG

V: 8th July 2017      T: 0141 334 7165     W: www.hanoibikeshop.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


A while ago I saw here doing a competition on their Instagram account, I never win anything my luck isn’t that good but I thought lets try it and see what happens.

It was to win a £20 voucher.

I did what needed to be done to enter and thought nothing else, until I was closing up for work and I got a notification on my phone and woohoo I won. I was very shocked as I said I never win anything, most I’ve ever won was £1 on the lotto so this was very cool.

It took me till now to actually go and use it, but was it worth the win and wait? continue reading to find out.

The Food :

Today I was drinking a lot of water, and had a late lunch so I didn’t order too much.

Banh Phong Tom £1.80
Prawn crackers

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I am a fan of prawn crackers from any place, so this as a little snack while the main gets made is perfect.

The darker crackers are Thai crackers, these are amazing and packed with a nice slightly spicy flavour and have more of a crunch to them.

The dip that came with them was a nut dip, I couldn’t take this as I can’t take nuts but am sure it would be nice if you are a fan.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Pho Hai San £10.75
Seafood Noodle Soup : King Prawns and squid in either chicken and lemongrass or vegetable broth

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This for me was a very random option, I would never order this normally but since I had a voucher I thought lets give it a shot.

When it arrived it looked nice, but it really smelled good…my only issue was chop stick! not Kris friendly or should I say Kris isn’t friendly with them….I really need to learn so I used the big spoon and tried my best.

To be honest apart from the struggle to eat it for me (but thats me), there wasn’t really a strong fish taste to this dish.

The broth part and noodles were very nice.

Overall this was good and very filling, would I get it again…maybe but only once I learn chop sticks.

Saigon 4.9% £3.95
Light amber beer

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I tried the other 2 beers last time so this was last to check out.

It was a very light beer, and an easy to drink beer.

Overall :

Finally I got round to using my voucher, and I tried a dish I normally wouldn’t have so it was a good evening.

I would like to thank Hanoi again for the win, it was very much appreciated and well used 🙂

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: Slightly N/A since used voucher
  • Overall : 4