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November 14, 2013


The 5pm Dining blog is delighted to salute the fifth birthday of our fellow bloggers – Trampy and the Tramp’s Glasgow of Curry.

Since 2008, this intrepid band of currynauts has sought out the lesser sung curry houses of Glasgow and delved deep into their fiery menus.

Garnish of puns

The resulting field reports have shed new light on the corners of Glasgow’s curry scene which are often overlooked. Each review has been accompanied by a healthy side portion of beards and a thick garnish of puns.

There have been some considerable highs along the way. Trampy and the Tramp were named the Curry Lovers of the Year in 2010 – a title they inherited from Alex Salmond.

There have also been lows. Despite fierce lobbying from the boys (they even contributed a song in 2012), Trampy and the Tramp have yet to see the Curry Capital of Great Britain award return to Glasgow.

Brotherhood of the josh

To mark their fifth birthday, Trampy and the Tramp have asked regular attendees to describe what TATTGOC means to them. From Ravi Peshwari’s spicy mash-up of Burns’ poetry, to Chasni Hawkes describing the nan/rice ordering ritual as being like watching ‘Aristotle squaring up to Archimedes on the sands of Millport’, the curryspondents give a fascinating glimpse into the brotherhood of the rogan josh.

If you thrill to the idea of reading about lesser known Glasgow Indian restaurants, interspersed with tales from characters such as Tikka Mabaws, Mumbai Me A Pony and Lord of the Dhansak, then click over to the TATTGOC blog.

New Edinburgh Indian

Incidentally, while on the subject of Indian food, we learn from Lunchquest Edinburgh that the capital has a new Indian restaurant. Bindi has taken over the premises formerly occupied by the venerable Anna Purna.

As always, 5pm Dining has gazillions of great offers and deals with Indian restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh.