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TV chef brings Hong Kong street food to Dumbarton Road

The takeaway restaurant will serve up comforting Chinese classics alongside curious fusion concoctions.

TV chef Jimmy Lee is serving inspiring street food at a new pop-up takeaway in the West End.

Salt & Chilli Oriental has opened at 911 Dumbarton Road by the Clyde Tunnel.

The new outlet brings a much-needed lift to the area and replaces what used to be Ninja Turtles Pizzeria.

Chef Jimmy Lee said: "Cantonese street food has been reimagined, remastered, and given a playful twist at Salt & Chilli Oriental. 

“Our menu is jam-packed with must-try items, and it's a welcome addition to the West End's thriving culinary scene.”

The takeaway restaurant will serve up comforting Chinese classics alongside curious fusion concoctions.

Jimmy says it offers a mix of conventional Hong Kong street food with a strong dose of modern Glasgow attitude.

So, things like: Tangy Peking Ribs; Chicken Satay with Spicy Dip, Bao filled Katsu Chicken or Pulled Aromatic Duck.

Also, the signature 'Salt & Chilli Menu' with options of Chicken, King Prawn, Crab, Calamari or Tofu Salt & Chilli - all served with Yutaka Slaw.

Comforting Chinese classics alongside curious fusion concoctions
Comforting Chinese classics alongside curious fusion concoctions

The celebrity chef is owner and head chef of the leading Cantonese Glasgow restaurant Lychee Oriental. 

He started work in his dad’s takeaway when he was 16 years old and has seldom been far from a kitchen since.

His charm, infectious smile and enthusiasm for Asian food has led to a clutch of award wins.

These include Scottish Personality Chef of the Year at the 2018 Food & Drink Awards and Best Asian Restaurant in Scotland at the Entertainment Awards.

Cantonese street food has been reimagined, remastered, and given a playful twist at Salt & Chilli Oriental

Chef Jimmy Lee

Jimmy's burgeoning media career has seen him on the BBC’s Great British Menu, and Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules.

He also presents cookery segments on popular ITV programmes. 

Jimmy said of the West End venture: “We've already been inundated with online bookings, and we can't wait to see how the community in the West End and beyond reacts". 

Jimmy Lee: infectious smile and enthusiasm for Asian food.
Jimmy Lee: infectious smile and enthusiasm for Asian food.

Bao's start from £4.50 each, small bites for £5 and rice boxes including Katsu Chicken Curry and Macau Beef Curry from £8. 

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