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Think of a restaurant that you’ve been to once, and see if you can recall ten distinctive features about it. Personally, I often find that to be a challenge. When you walk inside East is East, you are greeted by servers with Chai Tea as you wait. As you look around you will see walls that are covered with Himalayan salt bricks, decorative rugs and cushions cover the bench seats, tables and chairs that are cut from whole driftwood tree trunks, high ceilings with decorative art, and the list goes on.

Before we even got to our table, East is East already managed to create a dining experience like no other. You can easily picture yourself as a traveller in the Middle East, walking into a dazzling local eatery after your day of adventures.

I’ve always been proud as the guy that can see past the sizzle and taste the steak. But attention to detail like this goes a long way to build a lasting impression. Of course, the real test is still the food, which will determine if it will be a good, or bad unforgettable experience.

A few weeks ago, Alice from East is East graciously invited Joyce and me to sample what they have to offer. And you can tell from the photos below, we weren’t shy about ordering.

So let me tell you a bit about what we had on this lovely evening: (more…)

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Every other Friday this summer, KB, AM and I would go enjoy the nice weather and stop by a food truck for lunch. When it was my turn to pick, I suggested Vij’s Railway Express.

Vij's Railway Express

Vij’s Railway Express

If you are slightly into food, you would know Vikram Vij. Regrettably, I have never been to Vij’s Restaurant or even Rangoli; so when I heard that Vij’s mobile truck is just around the corner of my office, it immediately got on my “hit list”.

Vij's Railway Express

Vij’s Railway Express

Having heard that line-ups could be long, we got there just after 11:30am and there’s already a line formed. The line never got any shorter from that point on. There was constantly 15 or so people waiting in line. We waited 10 minutes to place our order, and another 10 minutes for food. I really hoped that the food was worth the 20-minute wait.

Long line-up

Long line-up

Food

The food of Vij’s Railway Express is inspired by the railway journey in India. The menu changes on a regular basis, featuring items that represent different regions of India.

Decorations on the truck

Decorations on the truck

I ordered the Lucknow Lamb Kebabs, which has spicy ground lamb kebabs wrapped in a chapati, a thin Indian flatbread.

Lucknow Lamb Kababs

Lucknow Lamb Kababs – Inspired by the region of Lucknow

This was really good! (more…)

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