8 Places in Glasgow Sweet Potato Lovers Need to Visit
The Sweet Potato, what was once an exotic vegetable is now a staple in many Glaswegians diet. Maybe it’s the Irn Bru-bright orange colour, the subtle sweetness or the fluffy texture – whatever it is we’re going mad for it. So to help you enjoy your yummy yams, we have found places in Glasgow serving up sweet potatoes in all different forms from soup to sushi…
Fries – Bread Meats Bread
The main focus at Bread Meats Bread may be burgers, but for the sides the Sweet Potato Fries are the best seller. Also, try the Caramelised Sweet Potato Fries (pictured), with maple syrup, cayenne pepper & coconut.
Bread – Singl-end
Bread made out of Sweet Potato you say? The toasted sweet potato and almond bread is topped with ricotta, honey and fresh fig. Yum…
Soup – Naked Soup
This gorgeous wee cafe has just what you need to heat you up! Head down to Naked Soup in the west end, for a bowl of warming Sweet Potato soup.
Stew – Bloc
A vegetarian dish that meat-eaters will love too, try the Sweet Potato Stew at Bloc on Bath Street. A “slow-roasted sweet potato stew with apricots, yellow lentils and crushed chickpeas, a hand-full of buttered spinach and home-made sun blushed tomato bread.”
Sushi – Nanakusa
Yep, you can find Sweet Potato Maki on the menu at Nanakusa on Sauchiehall Street. Sweet potato tempura is rolled in an inside out maki roll, delicious dipped in soy sauce and wasabi.
Baked – CAU
Another way to prepare a sweet potato is to bake it. Try it at Cau in Glasgow, served with a touch of butter and herbs.
Dessert – Chop Chop
A dessert?! In many countries including Spain, Sweet Potatoes are eaten as a dessert rather than savoury. Get down to Chop Chop Chinese Restaurant and try the Sugar String Sweet Potato, cooked sweet potato in a caramelised sugar coating.
Cake – The Rum Shack
Another way to eat it as a dessert is by using it as a baking ingredient. Head to The Rum Shack in the south side and try the Sweet Potato Sponge, “a moist sponge cake made using ginger, spices, coconut and sweet potato, served with coconut ice cream and chocolate sauce”.