2nd Visit to Dumpling Monkey (West End, Glasgow) : Review

IMG_3779121 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6PR, UK

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

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


After my first visit here, which for me was not that good to be honest. I had heard from another blogger that the dumplings here are amazing….so I thought lets give here a second chance.

Again just like the last time we were shown to our seat, and told that we had to order at the counter.

Tonight I ordered one style of dumplings and my girlfriend ordered another so we could try two styles.

The Food…

Special Dumplings £6.00
Contains pork, King prawns & Chives

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On arrival this looked OK, and I was very interested at how these were going to taste.

For me anyway, these were not that tasty even with the added sauce it still didn’t do much for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Vegetarian Dumplings £6.00
Contains celery, dried tofu & shitake mushrooms

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This was the one that my girlfriend ordered so I tried a few.

Again very dissapointed this had less flavour than mine…

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Overall

I don’t say this very often but for me this will be my last visit to Dumpling Monkey, both visits just didn’t do anything for me.

There are other similar places near Dumpling Monkey, similar costs that pack a much much better flavour.

Sorry guys!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 2.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 2
  • Value for money: 3
  • Overall : 2

1 year Anniversary and Lychee (Glasgow) : Review

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59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

V: 12th January 2018      T:  0141 248 2240    W: www.lycheeoriental.co.uk

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


One year ago today I was a very cheap 1st date, I took my now girlfriend to a bloggers event at Temaki see the review here.

This was good as the food and drinks were all free, so was a win win situation for me plus it was a fun night.

One year later I couldn’t do the 1st anniversary of our 1st date again being a cheapo! so it was time to think where should I book? and the first place that came to mind was Lychee as its been one of my favourites for a long time.

I know as a food blogger I should try different dishes, but anytime I come here I always have the same main dish so don’t expect that to change as its just too good not to have.

The Food…

Starter

SPICY THAI CRACKERS WITH SWEET CHILLI DIP £3.50

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I am a prawn cracker lover, and I first tried these at some point last year and since then if the mood takes me I order these.

Yes the title says spicy but its only a very very small kick.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

CRISPY DUCK ROLLS £4.70

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Duck for me is something I am starting to get a thing for, normally it would be chicken or pork.

I decided to give these a shot tonight and see what they were like,

WOW I loved this and so glad I tried this, the duck rolls were nice and then when you added some of the dip to them so so good the perfect bite.

This is something I will be having again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main Course

CRISPY SHREDDED SWEET ‘N’ CHILLI CHICKEN £13.90

I always have this dish plus the rice when I come here, as a blogger I should really try something different…..but really this is too good not to have.

The title says chilli, but it’s only a small kick which for me is perfect as too spicy I cant handle.

Presentation, taste all perfect and its very very moreish!

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

Overall

I would like to thank Lychee for making tonight very special, and for the amazing food as always.

If you have never been here, please do take a visit you won’t be disappointed.

Review Scores – 

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

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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