The rise of Middle Eastern restaurants in Glasgow. This city has always been adventurous when it comes to food and it has taken Indian, Chinese and Thai food to its heart. Now, this Asian focus is expanding and you can find Middle Eastern restaurants appearing in Glasgow. One reason for this rise in popularity is certainly the fact that this cuisine appeals to the city's fondness for a little heat and spice in its food. But perhaps there are other reasons, too. Glasgow's Middle Eastern restaurants offer a huge range of dishes, from meaty kebabs to delicate tabbouleh, a salad flavoured with mint and parsley. They serve everything from light bites to hearty meals, thus making this cuisine so versatile.