After a morning where I’d had to do far too much thinking for my tastes, I thought that a brisk stroll around the centre of Glasgow would be a good plan to clear my head for the afternoon ahead.
After a spot of aimless weaving, I eventually alighted upon Panko, an informal takeaway specialising in Japanese bits and bobs, which looked like a place that would address lunchtime hunger.
It seems to have built a steady and appreciative audience as there was a regular stream of people through the door and many were clearly repeat visitors.
I opted for the chicken and vegetable gyoza. These came on a bed of rice with some simple pickled veg on the side. These were prepped to order and soon with me.
The portion of six dumplings looked pretty smart. The rice proved satisfyingly glutinous which made for hearty eating. The dumplings could have packed punchier flavour but the casings were well crafted. It was a satisfying lunchtime feed.
So overall, Panko looks to be a good option for a quick bite that’s likely to please. I might give their katsu a try on a future visit as that seemed a popular choice with my fellow patrons. Give it a go when next you’re in these parts.
Blythe scores Pablo
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: chicken and vegetable gyoza, rice
I wore: new linen
Total bill: £5.80
Address: 9 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6NL