Glasgow has seen a rise in “Pop Up” kitchens recently, from shopping centre food courts to food vans, from waffles to bao buns. Our vibrant city is one proud to showcase delicious, good quality food from local start-up businesses.

Ginger & Chilli are no exception, described as “exploring the culinary delights of Scotland & Asia”, they have been running Pop Up Supper Clubs at The Drake, near Glasgow’s Charing Cross, since April this year.

Collage of curry, soup and rice

During this time Ginger & Chilli have served exquisite Scottish & Asian fusion menus including; shoulder of lamb jaffna, spiced cullen skink with curry leaves and home smoked hake, peat smoke salted caramel ice-cream, venison rendang with lemongrass and sticky coconut chutney.

People in restaurant

Founder Ronan’s love for Indian cuisine is his main inspiration behind the Asian influence on his menu, since discovering Indian restaurants when he moved to Glasgow from Derry at the age of 18. However, it is not only Indian food that shows through in his menus, “although my heart is with Indian food, I want Ginger & Chilli to be a celebration of all things Asian”. Ronan describes himself as being “captivated” once realising the possibilities when fusing Asian food with Scottish produce, whether it’s “langoustines from the West Coast, pork from the Bridge of Orchy or venison from Roy Bridge”.

Fresh food and ingredients

Mouth watering yet? Well you will be glad to know that Ginger & Chilli have announced their sixth event at The Drake. For £25 attendees can dine on three courses of high quality culinary delights, made with local produce. The menu for the upcoming event on 28th of October, includes crispy homemade paneer, pork cheek Goan vindaloo and chocolate mousse cake with chai orange cream.

October menu

Ronan promised diners, can “expect to travel from Sri Lanka to Penang, via Kerala and Glasgow, without a plane or train in sight.”

Ginger & Chilli Supper Club is at 7:30pm on Friday 28th October at The Drake, email for bookings, contact Ronan on 07877878442 or ask behind the bar at The Drake.  For more information, check out Ginger & Chilli’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.