New Opening: Benihana, Glasgow

New Opening: Benihana, Glasgow

Irasshaimase Glasgow! Benihana, meaning ‘safflower’ in Japanese, is an American company which operates Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world. Founded in New York City, there are now 116 Benihana restaurants around the globe. There are two in the UK already, in Piccadilly and Chelsea, with Benihana in Glasgow being theRead More…

Food review: Itihaas, Dalkeith, 17-19 Eskbank Road

Food review: Itihaas, Dalkeith, 17-19 Eskbank Road

Does history repeat itself (in a good way)? First, a little history. In early 2018 we visited The Radhuni, meaning ‘passionate cook’ in Loanhead, just south of Edinburgh, which is home to a passionate cook indeed – the best curry chef in Scotland (Scottish Curry Awards 2018). The meal was soRead More…

News: New Opening La Vita Spuntini

News: New Opening La Vita Spuntini

La Vita Spuntini opens in Gordon Street We’ve been watching La Vita Spuntini Gordon Street being put together and now it is open. The full launch party is being held next week, however, we have received some photos showing the interior and a look at the menu. Decor The decorRead More…

Food Review: Radhuni, Loanhead

Food Review: Radhuni, Loanhead

Radhuni, home of the best curry chef in Scotland! We were told that Radhuni is a Bengali word meaning ‘passionate cook’ so where else would you expect to find the winner of the Scottish Curry Awards’ Chef of the Year 2018, Ashok Ram, working? In the business for seven years withRead More…

News: Eat YO! food with useless Japanese gadgets

News: Eat YO! food with useless Japanese gadgets

The Return of Useless Japanese Gadgets at YO! YO!‘s Chindogu Menu is back by popular demand and heading to Manchester and Glasgow YO!  is introducing the art of Chindogu, “useless inventions”, to two new cities next week following a launch in London and Newcastle earlier this month. If you’ve everRead More…

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

KOKORO GIN LAUNCHES MINIATURES Kokoro Gin has launched a miniature bottle of its unique Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin.  Handy for trying out a new gin when you are unsure whether you will like it or not. Launched in September 2016, Kokoro Gin is made with sansho berries. These are hand-pickedRead More…

Subscription Box Review: TokyoTreat

Subscription Box Review: TokyoTreat

🍡🍭Monthly box of Japanese snacks ❤️🍬 We were invited to review TokyoTreat, a box of Japanese goodies that is shipped directly from Japan to your home. Mrs Foodie didn’t need to be asked twice! So what exactly is TokyoTreat? It’s a monthly subscription box of Japanese sweets, savoury snacks, drinksRead More…

Event Heverlee beer at New Waverley Arches Edinburgh

Event Heverlee beer at New Waverley Arches Edinburgh

Heverlee Transforms Arches into Belgian Micro-Festival Launching on Belgian National Day (21 July), Edinburgh’s New Waverley arches will soon be transformed into a contemporary Belgian beer garden as Heverlee beer launches a three-day micro-festival from the 21-23 July. Heverlee at New Waverley fuses Scottish and Belgian cultures and has beenRead More…

Food Review: YO! Glasgow Central

Food Review: YO! Glasgow Central

There’s more to YO! than sushi YO! have dropped the ‘sushi’ from their name but thankfully not the menu.  The name change reflects the variety of dishes now available – everything from sushi to Osakan street food to spiced fries and even white bread sandwiches (but sadly no whipped creamRead More…

Food review: Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh

Food review: Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh

A kawaii kitchen in the capital Loving all things Japanese, we headed into Edinburgh to have lunch at the AA-rosetted Harajuku Kitchen. So what does Harajuku mean?  The Harajuku area of Tokyo is famous for being a centre of fashion and youth culture in Japan and is filled with small,Read More…