Newcastle restaurant spices up festive season


A  South East Asian restaurant is offering customers a twist on traditional festive dishes with its Christmas menu.

The team at Electric East in St James’ Boulevard have crafted a new festive menu that will be available from December 5, including tapas choices such as winter vegetable salad with chestnuts and hoisin dressing, or Singapore pork and crab roll with Amai sauce.

For diners eager to try a new take on turkey, the menu features a breaded turkey escalope Kapitan curry– a mild Malaysian curry with galangal, coriander and turmeric. A range of other curry dishes served with steamed rice will also be on offer.

Red meat dishes such as sweet, twice-cooked duck leg with plums and star anise will be available, while vegetarian main dishes will include sweet potato and root vegetable pavé with crispy tofu and coriander cream.

Diners can indulge in such desserts as cranberry and white chocolate cheesecake and Christmas pudding crème brûlée.

Manager Mark Lagun said: “We want to show that diners don’t have to settle for an unimaginative meal for their Christmas parties with colleagues, family or friends. We pride ourselves on being different by serving a delicious range of Asian tastes and flavours in a lively, friendly atmosphere.”

The restaurant is open for lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, taking orders from 12 -2.30pm, as well as the usual Monday – Saturday evenings, taking orders from 6 – 9.45pm.

The eatery, which features in the Michelin Guide 2013, features Vietnamese furnishings and artwork, a luxurious lounge and an extensive outside dining area, and is available for private functions.

Electric East often hosts themed nights such as its popular goat curry evenings.

To book a table, call 0191 221 1000.


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