This review is from a meal we had at The Peach Garden, on Renfrew Street, Glasgow on Tuesday 26th October 2021. Enjoy!
So we visited The Peach Garden for the first time on the 23rd October 2021 when me, Tori and our contributor Jenna went up to Glasgow to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage at the Cineworld. It was ideally located across the road from the cinema and seemed nice. Little did we know how awesome it was. When we entered we were seated quickly and served promptly after having time to check out the menu. The food was great, but unfortunately I didn’t take notes. However just before we left we noticed that the other side of the room from where we were sat was set up for a Chinese Hot Pot. We had already eaten and needed to start heading back home so we just stored that information for later, and when we revisted on the 26th October we decided we’d try the Hot Pot because it looked awesome. So the review below is our experience of trying the Hot Pot for the first time.
Let’s start with the obligatory video of the broth on a rolling boil because it was super cool, also be careful of your hands, you could very easily burn yourself if you aren’t watching.
So we weren’t 100% sure how everything works but a member of staff was incredibly kind and walked us through everything. He came over and walked us through the menu and even made some suggestions for tasty add-ons for the Hot Pot that made it authentic. So we both selected the Spicy Broth (and trust me they weren’t kidding about it being spicy) which was so rich and tasty. I think I’ll try the mushroom broth next time though. After that we selected what was going into our Broth, I selected sliced lamb and Tori picked sliced beef. Both cooked up amazing. It looks (and is) so raw, so I was apprehesive about the whole cooking process but a couple of minutes in the Hot Pot soup and it comes out well cooked and delicious. The older man who helped up make our selection stayed by our table while we added our first couple of ingredients to make sure we were happy and to guide us on the whole process, which was greatly appreciated.
He also took us up to an area to get out dipping sauce and recommended some flavours that worked well together and will our add-ons. I think we both selected a mix of soy sauce, spring onions and ginger which made a really rich and tasty sauce for dipping into. Anyway in terms of add-ons we selected a pretty wide range. I got squid and cod to try a little of the seafood. Both cooked up perfectly. Crab Mushroom and Tofu, as well as some cabbage to try a little of the vegetables. The crab mushrooms especially were a great choice. And for my first time trying Tofu it was very enjoyable. I also got an egg to hard boil and it turned out perfect. I love eggs and letting this blend with the spice and my dipping sauce resulted in something amazing. Tori got Beef Meat balls and Dumplings both of which were delicious. The meatballs especially were thick and very meaty, more substantial than we were expecting, and the dumpling were amazing. They held up well in the broth and just tasted great. All of this combined with a noodles made for an incredibly filling, varied and delicious meal.
I cannot recommend The Peach Garden enough. The staff are polite, courteous and very kind to newcomers. The restaraunt itself is really nice. It’s big enough for a large party but small enough to feel cosy and despite the prime location across from the cinema it really feels like a hidden gem. We are for sure coming back here again and I suggest you go because they are amazing. The Peach Garden were also kind enough to make their own instructional video on how to eat a Hot Pot, which you can check out by clicking here.
You can find The Peach Garden on Facebook, so make sure and give them a follow. This review was written by Tom Neil and Tori Anderson so click on one of those links to check out more from those authors.
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