If you know me, you know my favourite food is Asian food! And I’ve got to be honest and say my favourite Asian restaurant in Jozi Town would have to be Linden’s quaint little restaurant, East. So, here’s My Humble Opinion on the little gem.
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian
Main Course (avg): R70.00
Open: Lunch, Dinner
Daily: 11h30 - 22h30 (except for Sundays and Mondays)
Kitchen closes at 21h30
‘East’ has become a family favourite! I first went to ‘East’ on a date with my boyfriend, and have since been back multiple times and in October our party of 8 was even surprised with delicious cupcakes thoughtfully baked for my sister and I on our 20th birthday.
My favourite dish is the Chicken Pad Thai with Vietnamese sauce, which can be created through three simple steps at their ‘Noodle Bar’ on the menu. The ambiance is fantastic and the size of the restaurant makes for a comfortable, intimate affair. The staff are super friendly and the food was delicious! I’d definitely recommend throwing together your own meal by means of the ‘Noodle Bar’, but all their other courses look superb. The ‘Korean Bulgogi’ is unique and enjoyable, and definitely a close second when it comes to my favourite meal. The ‘Prawn, Papaya and Peanut’ salad is superb and has even come recommended by ‘Food and Home’ magazine. I know I’ll certainly be back for more of their delicious starters (the corn-cakes are THE. BEST.) and undoubtedly for their dessert — the deep-fried ice-cream is to die for and its crunchy, coconut texture is like nothing I have ever experienced.
I would highly recommend an evening or afternoon at East any day of the week — do yourself a favour and pop by!
Would I recommend a meal at East? Absolutely.
Address: 71 7th Street, just off 3rd Avenue
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*Details and information taken from www.wininganddining.co.za
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*Just as we all deserve a break, the lovely human beings at East do too, so find them open and ready for business on the 3rd of January as they close for Christmas holidays this Saturday (22.12.2012)