Recently I have been loving the Wriggle app and over the past few months it has helped me to discover some great local restaurants notably Spoke and Stringer (definitely top 3 restaurant in Bristol) and Club Haus which is a great spot for lunch.
I love Asian food, so when I spotted Tuk Tuck passing through to town after work I definitely wanted to give it a try. Luckily not long after it popped up on my Wriggle account which gave me a great excuse to give it a try. With the great offer of any 2 mains, 2 miso and edamame beans for £11 it was perfect for a weeknight meal.
Tuk Tuck Bristol, not to be mistaken for a similarly named Tuk Tuk Indian in Edinburgh – which Google tried to steer me towards – is the brain child of ex-Tompopo workers Alex Slatter and Quan Chi. Tompopo used to be a favourite of mine before it closed last year so that in itself put Tuk Tuck in good stead.
The restaurant has a simple decor with an open kitchen behind the till and a seating area that is slightly separated. After handing over our wriggle code we took a seat to decide what mains to have whilst our Edamame beans and miso were being prepared. We took a little look over the menu and were happily surprised by the selection in store. Other sides included a Korean pancake, kimchi, dumplings and kimbap, a Korean style of sushi.
We decided we had to try the duck dumplings then onto selecting a main. There were four main options, as well as a chicken salad box. Banhs, which are a type of Vietnamese baguette, Bibimbap a Korean rice bowl, Kimchi fries and a red curry. All of which were available in meat or tofu options and reasonably priced between 5 and 6 pounds.
The miso soup and edamame beans, with a sprinkling of salt flakes, were a great way to start and not too filling before we started onto the main.
We were then served the duck dumplings on the side, with a soy sauce for dipping. These were an interesting texture and tasted delicious.
The main was lovely. I went for a Bibimbap tofu and mushroom bowl which was really nice and my partner went for the Bibimbap Beef bowl. The tofu and mushroom felt substantial yet it felt nice and light -also the egg which was crispy around the edges yet had a runny yolk really brought it all together and added a little luxurious quality to it. The seasonal veg was crunchy and filling – I was a big fan of this. On the side we were given ‘Gochujang’ a Korean chilli sauce. Be careful with this one – it was pretty spicy. I had a little taste of the beef and it was delicious – I was almost jealous.
Overall Tuk Tuck is definitely one to recommend, a great cheap eat for lunch or dinner. I will definitely be venturing back to try some of the other great dishes from the menu with or without a Wriggle deal.
5 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EE.
Tel: 0117 925 4623.