Celebrity television chef opens new street food venue in Lanarkshire

Celebrity television chef opens new street food venue in Lanarkshire

Celebrity chef Jimmy Lee is expanding his Hong Kong Street Food brand, Salt and Chilli Oriental, with the opening of a new venue in Hamilton.

A mash-up of East and West, old and new and salt and chilli, the new grab-and-go venture offers a taste of Hong Kong’s frills-free street food.

Salt and Chilli Oriental Hamilton is the third Scottish location for the award-winning chef’s growing brand, following Salt and Chilli in Glasgow’s West End and Salt and Chilli Edinburgh within Bonnie and Wild Marketplace at St James Quarter.

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It serves Cantonese street food that has been reimagined, remastered, and given a playful twist, as well as comforting Chinese classics and fusion concoctions that combine traditional Hong Kong street food with a strong dose of modern Scottish attitude.

The venture, which opens today (Tuesday) at 17 Gateside Street in the former Peter’s Restaurant location, is also a homecoming for Jimmy, who is originally from Hamilton.

He told Lanarkshire Live : “Hamilton is my hometown; I was born and raised here, attended St Johns Primary and Hamilton Grammar School, so it’s extra special for me to open my third location there.

“Our menu features delicious Hong Kong-style street snacks as well as comforting British-Cantonese cuisines that we all love and adore.”

Jimmy at his Lychee Oriental restaurant in Glasgow

Jimmy, who owns one of Glasgow’s most celebrated Cantonese restaurant, Lychee Orientalis also a budding media personality and has appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu, as a judge alongside Prue Leith on Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules and with Kirstie Allsopp on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas as well as presenting his popular STV cookery series, Julie and Jimmy’s Hot Woks.

From Tangy Peking Ribs and Chicken Satay with Spicy Dip to Bao filled Katsu Chicken or Pulled Aromatic Duck as well as the signature ‘Salt & Chilli Menu’ with options of Chicken, King Prawn, Crab, Calamari or Tofu Salt & Chilli – all served with Yutaka Slaw. The Salt and Chilli Oriental menu will be homely and hearty Cantonese with ‘small bites’ available for £5 and ‘big bites’ including Katsu Chicken Curry and Macau Beef Curry.

Salt & Chilli Oriental Hamilton is open weekly for collection and delivery Monday – Sunday from 3pm – 9pm. Visit www.salt-chilli.co.uk/hamilton for menu and to order now.

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