It all started with a Malaysian food stall based on Gordon Lane offering homemade dishes bursting with Asian flavours. Well, it actually started before that.
Julie Lin MacLeod has been fascinated by cooking since she was a child. Inspired by her Malaysian mother, who moved to Glasgow to live with her dad, she started experimenting with recipes. Encouraged by friends she applied for MasterChef and progressed to the quarter finals in the 2014 series.
After that she worked with Babu Bombay Street Kitchen before setting out on her own with Julie’s Street Kitchen. She’s continued to work on television with STV Glasgow and you’ll see her colourful culinary creations at food markets or at Taste Buchanan at the Buchanan Galleries.
Now Julie’s Kopitiam, a Malaysian coffee shop, will provide a permanent home for Julie’s cooking. The location was previously Cafe Strange Brew, who are moving across the street on Pollokshaws Road, allowing Julie the opportunity to join the burgeoning food scene in this part of town. They plan to open at the end of April.