There's never any harm in trying new food. OK that's not strictly true. If you have a shellfish allergy, don't try Langoustines thinking they aren't just a big prawn.
But generally experiencing new food is great, we love to check out different approaches to old classics, or discovering unpronounceable dishes from far flung, foreign countries, like Koornish Paztee. When Barney said we were off for a curry I had visions of Chicken Tikka Saag and a Keema Naan. But, No. Barney said “I don't do cooncil curry” (which is just the sort of shocking pretentiousness I have to put up with from him) and insisted we were going somewhere a bit different.
Now Barney has previous for ordering some pretty interesting food at some pretty interesting venues, Pesto Ice Cream at Hanoi Bike Shop just one example. So the relaxed contemporary interior of a restaurant in the heart of the Merchant City caught us off balance, had he brought us to a generic curry house after all.
Nope. One glance at the menu confirmed we were somewhere a little special.
You see Dakhin is a south Indian restaurant, and also 100% gluten-free.. The menu is packed full of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes all flavoured with the likes of coconut, ginger and a whole array of spices. Not a Keema Naan in sight!
What was in sight, quite obviously in sight actually, were Dosa. Huge crepes made from rice and black gram, these things are truly epic to behold. We saw a huge dosa about three foot long go out to one table. We settled on the foot long ones! The Koli dosa was a crêpe filled with spicy chicken and diced onions, the Mamsam dosa is a similar pancake but wrapped around spiced lamb and green peas.
We couldn't find fault with the service throughout the meal and thoroughly enjoyed trying a very different Indian. The plate filling dosa are just under twenty pounds, which whilst pricy for a regular curry, is decent value for money for a very special dish in the heart of Glasgow. If you're looking for decent Gluten free food, or if you're just wanting to try something a little different, I recommend Dakhin.