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A few days back, we mentioned Mamafubu, a new pan-Asian restaurant which was taking shape on Glassford Street.
It is now open and serving everything from Taiwanese hot bento boxes (Japanese bento boxes are traditionally served cold) to banh mi or Vietnamese baguettes.
Apparently, Mamafubu has been several years in the making. Their chefs have been travelling the world to find the latest trends in pan-Asian food.
Hong Kong, Beijing, Glasgow
We are told that ‘the menu is heavily influenced by popular dishes from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, L.A., New York and London’.
In addition to bowls of congee, dishes of pot stickers and steamed bao stuffed with Chinese sausage, there is an interesting drinks list.
From bubble milk tea to mango Daiquiris via plum juice, there are plenty of alternatives to the more familiar bottles of Tiger, Singha and Asahi.
We also like the look of the short but intriguing desserts list. Honey brick toast and Hong Kong egg waffles are both new to the 5pm Dining blog but we intend to investigate thoroughly.
More Glasgow food news
The latest edition of Dram magazine is, as always, packed with Glasgow food news plus reports on the state of the bar industry across Scotland.
According to Dram, Kevin Campbell and Toni Carbajosa have just opened the 80 cover Mezze on the top floor of the North Rotunda.
Billed as a Med-inspired seafood place, it is located in the space formerly occupied by Fino Tapas bar.
At the time of writing, we can find very little trace of Mezze online but we will report back when we have more information.
We understand that a Korean BBQ place in the West End may be next on their To Do list.