Asia Style, Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow
I first heard about Asia Style from Jia Pui Oh! who told me it was his favourite restaurant in Glasgow. This was some time ago and we've only just managed to go for dinner. Because of its location (just off the motorway in Charing Cross) it's not ideally placed for a meal out, but it was still packed when we were there on Saturday night. If you've ever read a review of Asia Style, you'll always see a comment on the décor. Being from Melbourne I'm used to drab restaurants with outdated decorations and yet amazing food, so I was quite pleased to see it was as kitsch as I expected. The menu is long and jammed packed with different options. I think the best bet is to get recommendations from people who have been as ordering poorly could leave you feeling deflated (as I did!).
For our starter we shared Malaysian pancakes and soft shell crab. Both these dishes were great and I would get them when we go again - the pancakes were that really nice chewy texture and the soft shell crab was spicy, fiery and delicious.
Soft shell crab
The mains are where I was a bit disappointed. I chose quickly and went for a dish called something like 3 kinds of roast. Literally, I got a plate of meat. Some of the cuts had small shards of bone and this put me off right away. Some of the meat (particularly the roast pork) was delicious and I really liked it, but I ended up swapping with my husband.
3 kinds of roast
Ginger duck with noodles
This was really delicious but I'm personally not used to meat served on the bone so I struggled with this.
Overall, while we really liked our starters, we definitely didn't choose the wisest for our mains and are planning to go back for another shot.
Have you been to the infamous Asia Style, and if so, what would you recommend?