The British introduced Japan to curry in the 1870s and it rapidly became hugely popular with contemporary Japanese people now eating an average of 62 curries a year.
Keen to spread the spicy love, the Japanese have introduced curry flavours into many food and drinks including Ramune, a curry-flavoured soda. Perhaps unsurprisingly, curry Ramune has not been a hit on the international market.
There are similarities with Mister Singh’s India which was introduced to the Glasgow curry scene a little over fifteen years ago.
Since then, three generations of the Singh clan have also done their fair share of experimentation in the stylish surrounds of Mr Singh’s India.
Haggis pakora, haggis curries and, most recently, their launch of the curry pie have all found favour with the curry-scoffing public.
While they know what their customers want, they also know what their customers don’t want and there are no plans to introduce, say, curry-flavoured lager onto the menu.
Instead, today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a main course at Mr Singh’s India along with a plain naan or a choice of plain or fried rice. The deal also includes two soft drinks.
The deal covers a selection of chicken, lamb, prawn and veggie main courses with a number of exclusions which are noted below.
Popular main course include the South Indian garlic chilli curry for those who like it hot, sweet and spicy;
the creamy mughlai khorma flavoured with ground cashews and the Ambala, the restaurant’s signature dish which is made to the Singh family’s secret recipe.
A big draw for the city’s footballers and showbiz celebs, the restaurant has also scored a respectable 4/5 with 5pm diners. On the 5pm restaurant site, customers who have eaten at Mr Singh’s India left the following reviews:
‘Good as always.’ Rating 4/5
‘Great staff and great food,’ Rating 5/5