Tuk Tuk: 'an exciting Indian culinary vibe smack bang in the middle of Glasgow's midnight mecca.'
- Robbie Armstrong
- 29 March 2017
New Glasgow branch from the Indian street-food specialists
The much lauded Tuk Tuk's new branch sits smack bang in the middle of Glasgow's midnight mecca. In a smartly designed space that sprawls out over three levels, they serve up an exciting Indian culinary vibe alongside colourful murals, colonial-era TV sets and repurposed oil lamps.
The menu is broken down into roadside plates, street curries and a meat market offering, but the best advice is to kick it all off with a refreshing mint and lime cooler or mango lassi before the big flavours and small plates arrive in quick succession. Chapatis are to be broken by hand, while deliciously pink lamb chops are well-charred and to be chomped with fatty fingers. Ginger garlic chicken comes warm and inviting, while daal makhni features black lentils and kidney beans served in the very richest of sauces.
On-the-bone roadside chicken curry melts into bits in a curry leaf sauce, while an aubergine and potato number is soft and nicely spiced. If you have room, try the gulab jamun, Indian-style sugar dumplings afterwards or opt for a mango kulfi pop instead.
£12 (tiffin lunch) / £15 (dinner)