On Glasgow’s Miller Street, Mujigae has replaced Seoul. Now under new management, visitors are promised SoKo (South Korean) BBQ, sushi and live music
At the time of writing, it has yet to launch so you could try getting your Korean fix at Obu.
Korean fried chicken – apparently it’s the new KFC – is one of the best selling dishes at the Princes Square pan-Asian restaurant.
Book in via 5pm Dining and you can score some neat offers. For example, today you could have two courses from the set menu plus a ½ pint of Kirin Ichiban or a small glass of house wine for £12.95.
The 52 Canoes Tiki Den opened its doors on the West Port beside the Grassmarket.
Tiki cocktails, lots of rum and a food offer that stretches from burgers to wings to char sui ramen and chicken waffles are all on the menu.
New restaurants: Trenchtown
Moving from Polynesia to the Caribbean, or at least an outpost of the Caribbean in Tollcross, Trenchtown has opened in the Lochrin Buildings opposite the King’s Theatre.
Your correspondent sauntered in last week before going to see Jarvis Cocker at the King’s.
Trenchtown is great fun. The interior is decked out like some sort of brightly coloured beach hut with murals of gun-toting Cockspur rum chickens, swinging seats and a cargo net ceiling.
People more expert than me in Jamaican food can argue over how authentic it is but we really enjoyed our meal.
You can order your jerk chicken, ribs or fish with three different types of jerk rub: pineapple, creamy coconut or classic spiced.
The chef is not afraid to dig deep with his spice spoon and is pretty liberal with the chillies.
But it is not all about raw heat. A starter of ribs came with a fruity chow of watermelon, lime and green herbs.
Watermelon and feta salad I have tried before. Watermelon with ribs was a new one to me and it was a revelation.
This blogger is certainly not the first to be taken with Trenchtown. Word is obviously out as they were turning people away the night we were there.
The music is loud, the decor louder and the spicing is fierce. It may not be everybody’s glass of Ting but, from the booth we were sitting in, Trenchtown looks set to have a sunny future.