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Monday, 30 March 2015

East Street - Restaurant Review

So a few weeks ago Blake and I headed to central London on one of our little adventures or what he likes to call a BME (Blake Martini Experience) haha, and came across East Street - a restaurant that provides diners with East Asia's "best" street food. 


The restaurant's decor as you can tell very striking, with neon signs and pipes that hang from the ceiling, giving you that really laid-back sort of feel.



So for starters we opted for some Thai Spicy Prawn Crackers which honestly are the best I've EVER tasted. In the past I've visited Asian restaurants and avoided Prawn Crackers like the plague (seriously), as they either seem to be too oily or too fishy. These crackers however were just tasty, accompanied by a sweet chilli sauce.... my mouth is literally watering as I type this. 


THAI SPICY PRAWN CRACKERS 
with sweet chilli sauce
£2.75

Another one of our starters - Coconut Prawns; which are lightly battered king prawns served with salad and again East Street's lovely sweet chilli dip. 
  

CHICKEN KATSU CURRY / JAPAN Spicyness level 1
Chicken breast deep-fried in a panko breadcrumb, served with a mild curry sauce, sticky rice and a sesame-scented side salad
£10.25

When it comes to dining I always play it safe. I am a spontaneous person but with food I really like to stick to what I know. However, when on little dinner dates I'm happy to try food from Blake, this way if I do like what is presented to me I can become a little bit more adventurous the next time (haha). 

So as you can tell this is a Chicken Katsu Curry and honestly a BIG disappointment. In comparison to Wagamama's famous Katsu this just doesn't compare. The rice - tasteless, too sticky and as for the curry just tasted very watered down as you can probably tell by the picture. 


On a brighter note.... Blake went for the Gaeng Keow Wan (vegetarian option) which is a classic green coconut curry - which I found very YUMMY! I absolutely love food infused with coconut and was a tad jealous that his food was presented and tasted better than mine (don't tell him I said that). 


GAENG KEOW WAN / THAILAND Spicyness level 1 
The classic coconut green curry with chicken breast, pea aubergines, Asian basil & lime leaf
£11.95
Vegetable option £9.95 (Nb. contains shrimp paste) 

Overall I think this is a great lunch spot for those close to Central London and other locations where the restaurant is situated. Whether it be a work or weekend date, staff add to the vibrancy of the restaurant providing service with a smile. I won't be back in a hurry but this is a place that I would again visit when my taste buds call for some Pan-Asian food! 

Hope you're all having a great week so far...
Until next time!



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