Van

Van

It’s really tempting to focus on just the good things that we come across at the Festival and leave the bad to one side, but it’s actually better to miss out the mediocre and focus on the very good and the very bad, I reckon. We’ve had plenty of very good stuff this year, which has pleased us very much, but we did come across one really poor food truck in the shape of Rupy’s Curry, currently resident at the Udderbelly garden at George Square.

Dish

Dish

With a bright and colourful van, I’d noted it as being of interest when I saw in on a quick wander past, but had spotted that its pricing was very unrealistic in comparison to some of the established local places, like 10-to-10 in Delhi or Kebab Mahal. Nevertheless, I thought I’d give it a go.

I opted for what was described as a vegetable balti (£7.50). This came with chapati, rice and dhal. The counter man looked about as forlorn as the food as he handed it over. The portion size was pretty small but this turned out to be a blessing.

Menu board

Menu board

Each element on the plate was piss poor. The balti was characterless and almost totally bland. The rice was clumpy and unseasoned. The chapati was somewhere between cardboard and leather. The dish was drowned in something that I guess they might have considered to be raita, but was just odd chunks of cucumber in yoghurt. The dhal was cold and grainy.

It was without question the poorest thing I’ve ever been served from a food truck.

So overall, do not under any circumstances buy food from this laughable shit pit. It’s an affront to taste and should cease trading immediately, pending a complete rethink. And don’t even be tempted to try it with the “how bad could this possibly be” spirit; that would just be a complete waste of your hard-earned cash.

one-star-rating

Written by BKR