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Another weekend, another recap of our East Meets West special menu thats going down a treat with our customers. I have to say this weekend there was one dish in particular that was so tasty I had it myself 3 times! Probably killing my chef by using up all his hard work in preparation on me but it was so good. Read on to see what it was!

Starters:

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Goats Cheese Wontons, Mixed Leaves, Red Onion Jam

A variation on the classic wonton, with which you can do so much. Its very hard to resist the creamy goats cheese with the sweetness of the red onion jam!

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Crispy Fried Prawns, Sweet Chilli Noodles, Mixed Leaves, toasted Sesame seeds

Very tasty summer salad with the ever popular crispy prawns, you just can’t go wrong here. With a generous serving of noodles this starter was very well received.

Main Courses:

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Steamed Whiting Fillet with House Pineapple Salsa

Steamed fish is immensely popular in Chinese culture, but its normally served in a slightly different fashion than this. I’m well used to it but don’t know if you guys are ready for it yet 🙂

So we decided to do a bit of a variation on this and came up with a fresh delicious way to serve the whiting, which once again was supplied courtesy of Marys Seafood in Ballybane.

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Wok Cooked Chicken, Coconut Chilli Sauce, Linguine Pasta, Toasted Coconut

Good lord, this is the one. I tried some on Friday so I could feed back to customers what it was like and it took everything I had to leave some for the rest of the staff to sample. I had it again on saturday, swore blind I wouldn’t on Sunday but ended up doing it all the same.

The nice heat from the fresh chillis, the creamy coconut sauce and the toasty coconut was an unbelievably good combination. Its safe to say anyone who had this at the weekend absolutely loved it.

Dessert:

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Fresh Lemon Curd, Green Tea Meringue, Toasted Cashewnut & Coconut Crumb with Fresh Apple

I was immensely happy with and proud of this dessert. Desserts have always been my favourite thing to do. I don’t get to spend as much time in our kitchen anymore as I’d like to so as part of East Meets West we decided that I’d be responsible for desserts. The meringues worked out great and the fresh slight roast taste of the green tea combined lovely with the crumb and the zingy lemon curd. I also loved how it looked when going out to tables.

Thats it for this week folks, be sure and check in coming closer to next weekend so you can see whats on our menu then. Thanks for reading, see you soon.

Jeff