Happy happy Tuesday to you! This week is going so quickly already...need to get moving on my to do list and it's sunny today, woop! Yesterday was a weird day, it was so hot and muggy and then on the way home, a monsoon started so got a bit soaked... I was pouring puddles out of my poor wee flats afterwards. Anyways, I discovered this amazing wee restaurant in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and just had to share it with you lovely people. I have been back three times already and am just in love with the food. Think of the best food you have eaten...this is better! YUM!
The restaurant is called Tuk Tuk and is on Leven Street, just across from the Kings Theatre in Tollcross and serves Indian street food, but tapas style. I love Indian food at the best of times and whoever decided to combine that with tapas is an utter genius. It means that you can get to try lots of different dishes, which is fab. Everything I had was absolutely delicious. They recommend between 3-4 dishes per person to start and then take it from there and the first two times I went I had 3 dishes and was absolutely stuffed, so if you are planning on having rice and naan, as the portions are quite big, I would recommend starting with 2-3 and then see how you feel.
|Bengali fish cakes - TASTY!|
They have a wide range of tapas plates, from samosas and pakora to little curry pots like butter chicken, to fishcakes and lots of vegetarian options too and everything is delicious, particularly the butter chicken (where have you been all my life!) There were a few dishes I haven't heard of before, but again the beauty of tapas means you can try them without committing to it as a whole dish. They aren't too expensive either and range from £3.80-£5 per dish. It's also BYOB which is great and they don't charge for corkage, so is perfect for a big group or some dinner before a night out.
|Little kebab burgers|
It was the name Tuk Tuk that made me want to go inside the first time I walked past the restaurant, as reminded me of being in Sri Lanka - I went there for a month a few years ago and just fell in love with the country. Tuk Tuk's are the little motorbike taxis with attached seating, so it brought back lots of fun memories. The restaurant itself its cool, relaxed and quirky inside...big wooden tables and modern metal chairs, bollywood film prints on the walls and place settings, wire lampshades and a great clock too! The staff are all really friendly and helpful (including when my friends and I were the last people in the restaurant on Saturday night without realising, ooops! Time flies when you are having fun and eating your body weight in good food).
|A Sri Lankan Tuk Tuk - one of my own photos|
So, if you are in Edinburgh definitely check it out for some delicious and not too expensive grub - did I mention its uber yummy? Oft, what a gushy post! haha I am just a big fan :-) Have you been to Tuk Tuk before? Do you like Indian food?