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February 21, 2020

About a month ago, we mentioned that Mamasan Bar and Brasserie was shaping up on Glasgow's Ingram Street.

Taking inspiration from the flavours of South East Asia, the new venture is currently coming together in the former CAU restaurant premises.

It's from the same team that brought us, among others, the Bar Sobas, Pizza Punks and the original Mamasan on Bath Street.

If our internet sleuthing is correct then elements of the design will be courtesy of Glasgow's Scarinish Studio who also had a hand in creating the opulent Lady Libertine cocktail bar in Edinburgh.

While the 5pm Food blog loves a nice bit of eye candy design, we get much more excited about eyeing up a good looking menu and Mamasan recently posted a sample.

It reads very appealingly and lives up to Mamasan's promise to combine South East Asian flavours with 'the best of Scottish produce from farm, field and sea'.

Scottish produce

The Hebridean lobster and crab claw pad Thai caught our eye but we could just as easily be seduced by crispy wontons filled with confit duck leg from Craigievern Farm. Or the classic black cod miso.

We would also like to make the acquaintance of the Isle of Mull oysters with chilli, lime and coriander.

For a more beefy experience, the masaman curry made with smoked brisket and bone marrow sounds as though it would hit the spot.

And we've not even mentioned the charcoal grilled Craigievern duck noodle soup with goji berries, mooli, soy and pak choi.

A March opening is said to be on the cards.

Feeling Tipsy?

Meanwhile in Paisley, Tipsy is the name of the latest venture to set up at 51 Causeyside Street.

As well as beer buckets and booth packages, shots, cocktails and 'badass White Russians' appear to be the order of the day.

If memory serves the premises have been Manhattan's, The Library and Corker's.