Glasgow’s love of curry dates back to the early Palaeolithic Era when, on his way home from a night at the Fox and Pterodactyl, Big Shug asked his local takeaway to ginger up his Brontoburger.
A couple of chillies, some cumin and a cardamom pod later and Shug was a curry convert. He spread the word to the rest of his tribe and Glasgow has been curry central ever since.
Help celebrate Glasgow’s long love affair with curry at Assam’s on West Regent Street.
Before opening Assam’s in 2009, the team behind the restaurant had a long history working in some of Glasgow’s best known Indian restaurants.
As a result, Assam’s was a hit pretty much as soon as it was up and running.
A seasonally changing menu, locally sourced ingredients and freshly cooking each dish are all part of Assam’s winning recipe.
As well as a glass of wine, the Big Deal is for two courses from the a la carte menu at Assam’s.
Typical starters include the tandoori salmon; the crisp aubergine and potato fritters or the chicken tikka skewers marinated in Punjabi spices.
Popular main courses include the chicken tikka chasni, chicken cooked in a creamy tomato sauce; the lamb roasted with mint and the bengan achari which is aubergine cooked with Assam’s homemade pickle.
Naturally, there are also some very familiar faces on the menu such as the tandoori chicken and the marinated lamb chops.
Seafood dishes are also included if you like the sound of choices like the king prawn tandoori.
Assam’s has proved popular with the general public and newspaper critics alike.
On the 5pm site, customers have rated it 4.2/5. Recent visitor Grant Ferguson enjoyed an ‘excellent meal’ in a ‘great ambiance’.
Tam Cowan, The Daily Record’s man with a fork, was moved to write that:
‘I promise you the phrase mouth-watering isn’t just a figure of speech.’
If you want to know how Assam’s floated Tam’s boat then today’s Big Deal is:
£9.95 per person for two courses from the a la carte menu plus a glass of wine from Assam’s; a 50% saving on the standard £19.95