Merchant City newcomer, dishing up Pan-Asian cuisine with a street-food bent including bao buns, banh mi baguettes, bento boxes and bubble tea.
This large Pan Asian restaurant in the Merchant City comes from the team behind Partick’s Dumpling Monkey. Décor is minimal but effective, large curved windows ensure it is flooded with natural light during the day. The dumplings that made them such a word-of-mouth success in the West End are out in force, with chicken, pork and vegetable varieties available. Their ability to deliver properly done pot sticker dumplings (part steamed/part fried) is without question – perhaps the best that Glasgow has to offer. Elsewhere on the street food-inspired menu diners can sample very good steamed buns with cleverly constructed fillings such as pork belly with Taiwanese red sugar and fried aubergine topped with kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage). Their Vietnamese banh mi (stuffed baguettes) feel heavier and more western in style than you might expect to find in a restaurant of this type. Nonetheless the shredded lettuce and sriracha mayo dressing is an expertly judged flavour combination that works well with the variety of fillings on offer (chicken katsu comes highly recommended) and would make for an excellent lunch on the go.
- Delivery: Just East, Deliveroo
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle