Following a visit to the Babu Kitchen stall at Stockbridge Market, just recently, I’d made a note to visit their permanent Glasgow base next time I was in the neighbourhood. Today was the day.
Their little basement cafe on West Regent Street is rather smart and seems to do a good balance between sit-in and takeaway custom. I felt quite overwhelmed to see local celebrity Bryan Burnett sitting at a nearby table sporting a pair of brogues that perfectly matched his ginger barnet.
It’s one of those places where you could stare at the menu for an age without reaching a decision, so I turned things over to the obliging counter woman who served me up their special of the day, a Goanese chicken dish accompanied with rice and Bombay slaw. I ordered a cup of their chai as my beverage.
Arriving promptly on camping crockery the dish looked tempting and had a heady aroma. Likewise the chai had a wonderful fragrance and proved to be deliciously spiced and refreshing.
The chicken xacuti featured beautifully tender chicken. The rice was simple but well seasoned and the slaw provided good crunch. It was an accomplished dish.
So overall, I really enjoyed my visit to Babu Kitchen. They’re doing impressively good work. I look forward to visiting again to try more of their tasty dishes. I’d strongly recommend you to pop in when next you’re in the vicinity.
Blythe scores Babu Kitchen
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: chicken xacuti, rice, Bombay slaw
I drank: chai
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £8