Curry Club Close-Up: Some Pilau Talk With The Tramp

















Everyone in the Glasgow of Curry brotherhood loves curry – but wouldn't it be intriguing to discover more about the actual men behind the menu choices? In this occasional Q&A series, we'll be journeying deep into the curry-obsessed mindpans of prominent members, starting with our beloved co-founder The Tramp.

Name: The Tramp

Favourite Glasgow curry house: The Shish Mahal, Park Road

Second favourite Glasgow curry house: The Wee Curry Shop, Buccleuch Street

Favourite Glasgow curry takeaway: The Shish Mahal

All-time favourite curry dish: Has to be the Lamb Korma from The Shish Mahal – theirs is not your usual uninteresting creamy Korma but an amazingly rich, aromatic and surprisingly hot take on the classic. It's unbeatable every time. (Butter and Asparagus Chicken from the Ashton Lane Wee Curry Shop is a very close second.)

All-time curry idol: Ali Ahmed Aslam a.k.a Mr Ali – founder of The Shish Mahal in the late sixties. A true Glasgow legend.

Rice or naan? Peshwari naan for me, thanks.

Favourite curry lager: A refreshing pint of Kingfisher.

Where's the most exotic place you've had a curry? That would have to be Gyeongju, South Korea.

Can you actually make a decent curry at home? I certainly can, although not as often as I could.

So can we all come round for our tea? Certainly not – there just isn't enough room in my flat to accommodate the full squad of curry clubbers.

If you could enjoy a curry dinner-for-two with anyone, either alive or dead, who would it be? A tough question. Well, if Evo wasn't available and Trampy was out of town I'd like to sit down and enjoy a curry and a blether with legendary director William Lustig.

What creature or object would you say best symbolises your personality? The mighty Panda Bear.

Who do you think should be profiled in the next Curry Club Close-Up? That's what the comments are there for. Let us know ...

4 comments:

Ewan said...

Ok Tramp, so the curry clubbers won't be able to fit in your wee gaff, but how about you come round and cook at mine? My cooking skills aren't that great, but I'm sure I could help by chopping an onion or two...

The Tramp said...

I like where this is going... I'd be up for cooking if there was a suitable arena provided for the dining experience. Maybe several people could provide a different dish? Surely I couldn't be expected to cater for the whole club single handed?

Trampy said...

Hmmm ... everyone bringing their own dishes? It's starting to sound a bit like a Women's Institute version of Glasgow of Curry. What about ordering en masse from somewhere unusual like the Banana Leaf, and then Ewan and Mickey can provide all the plates, cutlery, napkins and booze at their palatial pad? Just a thought ...

Ewan said...

Sounds good to me, expect the part about me and Micky providing the booze...