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 MenuNeighborhood: Kitsilano, West Side Dinner Menu Price: $40 Gluten-Free Options Available: true Vegetarian Options Available: true
AppetizersTibetan Mantu- Dumplings stuffed with green onions, chives, cheese and herbs (vegetarian) BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Forbidden Fruit organic Rose
orMasala or Mango prawns- Prawns pan-saute'ed in garlic butter with south Indian spices, or spicy mango sauce. BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Tinhorn Creek Merlot, or Wild Goose Pinot Gris
orEggplant Boulani- Traditional Afghan roti stuffed with eggplant, potato, yam, green onions and herbs. Served with chickpeas and yogurt (vegan option) BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel
EntreesPeas & Cheese- Peas, ripened paneer cheese and potato, cooked with Indian spices.
orWild Salmon- Baked miso salmon cooked in a coconut milk, lime leaves and Thai curry.
orAfghan Eggplant- Baked eggplant sautéed with herbs, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, onion and garlic (vegan) or/ Lamb Curry- lamb slow cooked in onion, sun-dried tomato, garlic and five spice, with potatoes. or/ Alu Gobi- Cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut sauce (vegan) or/ Chicken Masala- Chicken in a creamy cardamom, masala, herbs and pepper curry. or/ Chana Masala- Chickpeas, onion, tomato, herbs and garam spices (vegan) or/ Seasonal Fish Curry- Pacific rock Cod in an exotic south Indian curry. or/ Spinach Paneer- Whipped spinach, herbs and paneer cheese, with mushrooms (vegetarian) or/ Creamy Mushroom & Eggplant- Mushrooms and eggplant cooked in a creamy cashew and cardamom sauce (vegan)
DessertsKhir- Rice pudding with Cashew, rosewater and cardamom.
orChocolate Pudding- Vegan chocolate pudding with mixed berries.
orGulab Jamun- Traditional Indian donut topped with rosewater and cardamom.
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. 'Silk Route Feast' is our signature tasting menu, it is served with your selection of soup, salad and any two main dishes. it comes with Boulani (stuffed roti), 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.