Having been to visit Chompsky and Nomad in an earlier rotation of Taste at Buchanan Galleries, I was pleased to have the opportunity to check out the latest line-up on a recent flying visit to Glasgow.
I’d heard that the excellent Shrimpwreck folks were trading there so couldn’t resist popping by to hi and check out their latest menu.
They’ve recently added crispy squid (£4) to their offering so I gave that a try. It was to their usual five star standard.
I had appetite and time to try one of the traders that was new to me, also. I opted for the Sunshine Kitchen, a purveyor of a range of pan-Asian delights.
I was lured in by talk of their pork and spring onion dumplings (£6), served either steamed or as pot-stickers. I opted for the latter. They were cooked to order and topped with my choice of dressing. I opted for the anchovy chilli oil.
While the filling packed good flavour, the dumpling casing was rather thick and unrefined, more in the style of an empanada than gyoza. It didn’t quite work for me, but it made things a hearty feast across the five-piece portion.
So overall, the Sunshine Kitchen needs a little work to develop their offering as it didn’t quite hit the mark. Their flavours were good but the textures need some improvement. Make sure to visit the excellent Taste at Buchanan Galleries regularly as there’s plenty of good stuff to try.