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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.

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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.

"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 and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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