Anybody who's traveled along the ancient silk road will know of the quaint dhabba's (eateries) that have served adventurous travellers through the centuries. Today, these dhabba's have transformed into charming little street vendors that dot the silk road from Mongolia through Tibet, India, Persia, to Istanbul.
At East is East, we capture the vibrant energy of these charming dhabbas that represent the beauty and diverse flavours of this ancient region.
Dine Out Dinner MenuCuisine Type: Mediterranean Dinner Menu Price: $45 Neighborhood: Kitsilano, West Side Vegetarian Options Available: Yes
AppetizersTIBETAN MANTU - Steamed dumplings stuffed with cheese, green onions, chives and herbs BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Red Rooster Gewurtztraminer, BC
orMASALA OR MANGO PRAWNS - Prawns sautéed in garlic butter, infused with South Indian spices, or spicy mango, lime leaf, star anise curry served over basmati rice. GF BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Oak Bay Gewurtztraminer, BC VQA
orEGGPLANT BOULANI- Traditional Afghan whole wheat roti stuffed with eggplant, potato, yam, green onions and herbs. Served with chickpea stew, cilantro mint chutney and garlic mint yogurt. GFO/VO BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Tinhorn Creek Merlot, BC
EntreesBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Tinhorn Creek Two Bench White, BC AFGHAN EGGPLANT - Baked eggplant sautéed with herbs, bell peppers,sundried tomatoes, onions and garlic V
orBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Forbidden Fruit, Merlot, Organic, BC LAMB CURRY - Roasted Lamb cooked in a ginger, onion, garlic and five spice curry
orBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Forbidden Fruit Cherish Organic Rosé PEAS & CHEESE - Peas and ripened paneer cheese cooked with potatoes and Indian spices D /or/ SPINACH PANEER- Puréed spinach with cubed paneer cheese D /or/ CREAMY MUSHROOM & EGGPLANT - Nut-based cream sauce with mushrooms, eggplant, sundried tomatoes and Spanish paprika V /or/ CHANA MASALA - Chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, herbs & spices simmered into a savoury curry V /or/ SOUTH-INDIAN FISH CURRY- Sustainable fresh fish cooked in an exotic South Indian curry /or/ CHICKEN MASALA - Roasted chicken, cooked in a spicy cream sauce D /or/ ALU GOBI - Cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut sauce V /or/ MANGO BUTTERNUT SQUASH - Butternut squash and mango cooked with coconut milk, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and curry leaves V /or/ BELL PEPPER WHOLE GARLIC POTATO - Sautéed in a spicy onion tomato chilli and cilantro sauce V /or/ WILD SALMON - Baked wild salmon in a green Thai coconut milk curry /or/ VEGAN SPINACH - Whipped spinach with mushrooms V
DessertsGOLAB JAMUN - Traditional Indian donut, topped cardamom and rosewater
orKHIR - Rice pudding with cashews, cardamom and rosewater
orCHOCOLATE PUDDING - Vegan chocolate pudding with mixed berries topped with coconut
Special NotesOur food consists of thoughtfully prepared recipes that will take you on a culinary journey along the Silk and Spice road. All our food is cooked with natural whole ingredients. Our signature tasting menu, Silk Route Feast, is served with your selection of soup, salad and any two main dishes. It comes with Boulani (traditional stuffed roti), hot chutney, Afghan and basmati rice. You may choose more of the same or different dishes throughout your meal to complete your journey.
Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.