Wednesday, 30 January 2008

mama san and kd lang in glasgow

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Mel and I had tickets to see kd lang in concert last night which was fab by the way. Check out her new cd Watershed and her website
Anyhoo before the gig we decided to have dinner at a fairly new venue in Glasgow's Bath St called Mama San. The idea behind it all is asian fusion food served in a tapa like stylie. Reading reviews of a restaurant before heading to it is not always the best idea but the couple that I had read said stick to the "tapas" and avoid the mains. So we did.

The bar/restaurant itself is mixture of contemporary Japanese pop art with a little bit of Chinese kitsch thrown in for good luck. You are welcomed by a bar and have a choice of booths (brightly lit) or more dimly lit tables. At the rear high backed leather black sofas are available to those who want to hide away. We were greeted promptly and offered a seat in one of the brightly lit booths. Drinks followed quickly along with the menus. We ordered prawn and galangal steamed dim sum, sea bass and prawn dim sum, salt and pepper fried squid dim sum, thai fishcakes, the fried Korean beef dim sum, salmon nigiri, california rolls and 2 portions of nasi goreng rice. It took bout 10 mins for the food to start arriving; bordering on a little too long for our liking but they made the cut off mark, just. Outstanding dishes for me were the sea bass and the prawn and galangal steamed dumplings. Mel couldn't finish her california rolls as they were huge and her only complaint about the salmon nigiri was it didn't come with soy sauce. We had to ask for it. Other than that we had no complaints. The portions were big and we couldn't finish everything. The bill came to £39 including drinks. It was kinda quiet when we were there but then it was a Tuesday night at 6pm. Besides k.d. was waiting for us.

MAMA SAN / 190 Bath Street, Glasgow / 0141 352 8800

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