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: Main Street / Mt. Pleasant 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: Tinhorn Creek Two Bench White, BC
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: Forbidden Fruit Cherish Organic Rosé
EntreesBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Oak Bay Gewurtztraminer, BC VQA AFGHAN EGGPLANT - Baked eggplant sautéed with herbs, bell peppers,sundried tomatoes, onions and garlic V
orBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Tinhorn Creek Merlot, BC CREAMY MUSHROOM & EGGPLANT - Nut-based cream sauce with mushrooms, eggplant, sundried tomatoes and Spanish paprika V
orBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Quails Gate Chardonnay, BC WILD SALMON - Baked wild salmon in a green Thai coconut milk curry /or/ SPINACH PANEER- Puréed spinach with cubed paneer cheese D /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/ BABY OKRA - Sautéed baby okra and potatoes mixed in a sun-dried tomato chipotle sauce V /or/ MANGO BUTTERNUT SQUASH - Butternut squash and mango cooked with coconut milk, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and curry leaves V /or/ DHAL LAHORI - Green lentils and black beans cooked in Mughlai spices V /or/ ALU GOBI - Cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut sauce V /or/ LAMB CURRY - Lamb roasted in ginger, onion, garlic and five spice curry /or/ PEAS & CHEESE - Peas and ripened paneer cheese cooked with potatoes and Indian spices D /or/ VEGAN SPINACH - Whipped spinach with mushrooms V
DessertsKHIR - Rice pudding with cashews, cardamom and rosewater
orCHOCOLATE PUDDING - Vegan chocolate pudding with mixed berries
orGOLAB JAMUN - Traditional Indian donut, topped cardamom and rosewater
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, Chai 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.