Spotlight: Eat Chay
— 1 Nov 2018, 22:42 by Lauren Furey
November sees the arrival of a new member of the Boxpark family, Eat Chay. This vegan Korean, Vietnamese powerhouse is sure to have you salivating when they launch their new restaurant on Saturday 3 November. We caught up with them to find out more.
Tell us who you are and what you do
How did Eat Chay come about?
But one thing remains the same: we use exciting new ingredients to re-create our childhood dishes, without the unnecessary use of animal products, yet still keeping intact all the flavours that can take you right back to East Asia where we grew up.
What can customers expect from you at Boxpark Shoreditch?
Our signature dish is hands down the Vietnamese Banh Mi Baguette with mushroom walnut pate, sriracha mayo, fresh herbs and crispy smoky seitan or grilled lemongrass soya chicken. We also serve up mouth-watering steamed bao buns filled with our in-house kimchi, fried vegan fish and crispy tofu. Our most experimental dish at Boxpark is our Vegan Fish & Chips with a twist - flaky vegan fish cutlet with crispy gluten free batter and seaweed shaker fries, served with fresh dill and chillies, gherkin and homemade tartare sauce.
What is your favourite dish on your menu?
We love a good Korean BBQ banh mi, stuffed with our handmade smoky seitan that has been marinated in Korean bulgogi sauce. It's been a well-loved dish by our loyal customers as well as TimeOut, the Guardian and Metro!
Which other Boxpark trader would you recommend to customers?
We love our vegan gang so we'd have to give a shout out to Biff's Jack Shack and What The Pitta. We also have a thing for sandwiches and the guys at Sub Cult serves up a banging seasonal vegan sub!
What's your favourite thing about Shoreditch?
Shoreditch is where everybody could freely express themselves and be who they are without judgement!
Eat Chay opens at Boxpark Shoreditch on Saturday 3 November. Be sure to follow them online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more delicious updates.