The Consistency Test
Howard wished to say ‘thank you’ for the work put in by this reporter for the recent vacation: ‘Hector’s Hilpoltstein Happenstance’. There was only one venue that Hector would be visiting for Curry Heute: the Yadgar Kebab House (148 Calder St, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 7QP) had to pass the consistency test.
Howard followed Hector’s lead and the Goshat Karahi (on-the-bone) was ordered once again. The waiter stated that there would be a 50 minute wait. I told him I had been there on Saturday and that I knew the wait would be worth it.
Howard and Hector, 50 minutes and no Bier today. There was time to count that the available seats numbered over 30. A couple came in and ordered an interesting kebab platter. Three more Chefs appeared one by one. The young waiter from Saturday came on duty. He eventually brought a plate of salad and a dip. Howard had ordered an Onion and Green Chilli Nan, Hector a Plain Paratha. When these appeared the excitement level grew… The Goshat Karahi arrived after 48 minutes.
The dish was oily and still had a thick sauce with tomato more evident. The taste is astonishing. Hector could cook a thousand Curry variants and never find this secret taste. Howard was impressed.
On our departure the waiter offered us the take-away menu. ‘Why don’t you phone next time and avoid the wait?’
More business will be brought to the Yadgar. Next time Hector will be forced to try something else on the menu. Even if this café is a one trick pony I can recommend the Goshat Karahi as one of the best Curry experiences in Glasgow.