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Chef Jimmy Lee to open new Salt & Chilli Oriental street food pop-up

A new Hong Kong style street food pop-up is due to open in Glasgow's west end.

Published: March 11, 2021
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TV chef Jimmy Lee, of the city centre restaurant Lychee Oriental, is set to open Salt & Chilli Oriental later this month.

The new pop-up on Glasgow's Dumbarton Road will serve comforting Chinese classics alongside fusion dishes, mixing conventional Hong Kong street food with a modern vibe.

Salt & Chilli Oriental will open in the former Ninja Turtles Pizzeria site at 911 Dumbarton Road. The venue is currently undergoing a makeover and will open from Thursday 25 March.

What's on the menu?

Customers can look forward to dishes such as: Tangy Peking Ribs, Chicken Satay with Spicy Dip, Bao filled Katsu Chicken and Pulled Aromatic Duck.

There's also a signature 'Salt & Chilli Menu' with options of Chicken, King Prawn, Crab, Calamari or Tofu Salt & Chilli - all served with Yutaka Slaw.

The menu will also have 'small bites' available for £5 and 'big bites' including Katsu Chicken Curry and Macau Beef Curry from £8.

Speaking of the new venture, chef Jimmy Lee said: "Salt & Chilli Oriental offers a small range of innovative, broadly Chinese-inspired dishes to Glasgow's West End.

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"If you’re jonesing for some fast Asian food, our menu is packed with must-have items and is an exciting new addition to the West End's rich and diverse culinary scene".

Customers will be able to order for delivery or collection from Salt & Chilli Oriental's pop-up home at 911 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NB – from Thursday March 25 at 4pm.

Salt & Chilli Oriental will open weekly Tuesday - Sundays from 4pm - 9pm. Visit the website for the full menu and delivery information.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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