See Woo Restaurant
This review is taken from the 2014 edition.
Size matters at See Woo. The restaurant is actually a gigantic banqueting hall, attached to the largest Chinese supermarket in Scotland. Even the tables are massive. It is a bit out of town, but there are lots of reasons why it’s worth the jaunt, none more so than the Cantonese barbecue – fiery red pigs, ducks and chickens glistening and glowing on the spit like they do in the Chinatown windows of London and Manchester. The ‘3-Roast’ allows you to try suckling pig, roast duck and best of all, pork belly – packed with spices, the outside crisped up to disintegration point, the inner a thick wedge of fatty, flavoursome meat. Elsewhere, ‘Szechuan style hot and fiery chilli’ beef isn’t as fierce as the name suggests, but it’s remarkably tender (and beef in Chinese restaurants often isn’t), coated in a light batter and fried with chillis that make the cooking oil spicy. Lip-licking stuff. The dim sum are great too, elegant dumplings of, say, chicken with peanuts, or minced pork with radishes, both showing the kitchen’s ability to delicately balance flavours and textures. A skill that is to be expected whatever you order – from Western-leaning numbers like chicken in black bean sauce, through to traditional dishes like duck tongue. And (of course) portions are big.
- High point: The most unique Chinese restaurant in Glasgow …
- Low point: … but also the most difficult to get to
- Notable dish: Cantonese 3-roast (suckling pig, pork belly and roast duck)
- Private dining: 1 x 25, 2 x 15 (karaoke suites)
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Asian muzak
- Capacity: 500
- Largest group: 3-400
- Open since: 2006
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £18 (litre) per bottle