Once, in the misty past (2008, to be precise), sampling South East Asian street food took real commitment.
You had to sit cramped for eighteen hours on a long haul flight, lug your backpack to a hostel and then, jetlagged and confused, make your way to the nearest street food cart.
It was worth it when you got there though. Oh, the flavours!
Now, thankfully, you don’t need to go any further than Glasgow or Edinburgh – not when Bar Soba is serving up creative versions of your street food faves.
Sample them for yourself with today’s Big Deal for Bites & Bubbles for one.
Fusion food and fizz
This deal is for one person to have two small plates from Bar Soba’s pan-Asian street food menu plus a glass of Prosecco. Of course, it’s much more fun if you take a friend along so why not bag this deal for two or more people?
Your small plate options will most likely include the salt & pepper squid, the Korean popcorn chicken and the cheeseburger spring rolls. Or maybe you would prefer the chicken sate lollipops, the bang bang belly ribs or the aubergine & broccoli tempura?
You can dine at a choice of four Bar Soba venues – Glasgow’s city centre, Merchant City and west end, and Edinburgh city centre on Hanover Street.
This deal is available Sunday to Thursday from noon to 10pm and Friday from noon to 5pm, until late September. You can buy up to six vouchers.
Customers can swap the glass of Prosecco for a bottle of Sol, or a soft drink.
Groovy fusion dining spot
Bar Soba is an award-winning pan-Asian restaurant concept. Inside each venue, the vibe is laidback and lively, with graffiti art and good tunes.
The menu pays homage to the street food artists of South East Asia’s night markets. In other words, the kitchen teams are passionate about conjuring up classic street cart dishes from scratch, creating some culinary remixes in the process.
Expect Asian flavour bombs washed down with a glass of sparkles, while local and international DJs play diverse beats in the background.
Previous 5pm diners have showered praise on Bar Soba, particularly for its flavoursome food and friendly servers:
‘Great value for money, the food was amazing. There were 5 of us and everyone loved it. The staff were brilliant, very helpful and always made sure we had drinks.’ 5/5
‘A little gem! Attended Bar Soba on Friday – staff extremely attentive, food was flavoursome and moreish. Beautiful food in a chilled out location! High 5.’ 5/5
‘I booked Bar Soba to meet an old university friend for lunch. The 5pm menu was fantastic value with 2 courses and a glass of wine for 12. The food was absolutely delicious and it was all enjoyed in a chilled out environment. It was my first time visiting and I will definitely be back. Service was great and we were well taken care of.’ 4.25/5
Soba ‘n’ sparkles
Whether you fancy this as a lunchtime treat with colleagues or an early evening snack before hitting the town with friend, it’s the perfect chance to sample Bar Soba’s creative menu.
With a glass of sparkles included, this deal certainly puts the fizz into Asian fusion.