Jimmy Lee, a TikTok celebrity and TV chef, is to expand his Cantonese street food business and open in Glasgow’s Southside later this month (13th November).
Salt and Chilli Oriental Southside is the third permanent Scottish outlet for the award-winning chef’s expanding brand and follows on from the success of the original site in Glasgow’s West End, Salt and Chilli Oriental Edinburgh at St James Quarter and a pop-up venture in Glasgow Hamilton.
Work is currently underway to transform the former McFly’s Chicken into a new restaurant site. The grab-and-go venture will also offer guests the option to sit-in with a capacity for up to 60 guests when it opens to customers on Kilmarnock Road.
Salt & Chilli Oriental Southside will serve Cantonese “street food that has been reimagined, remastered, and given a playful twist, as well as comforting Chinese classics and fusion concoctions that combines traditional Hong Kong street food with a strong dose of modern Scottish attitude.”
The Glasgow based chef has also become a TikTok sensation in the last three months, amassing over ten million views and half a million likes as he teaches us how to serve up Cantonese favourites in 60-second viral videos.
Chef Jimmy Lee shared his excitement ahead of the new arrival said, “Shawlands was recently named as one the coolest neighbourhoods in the world and I’m delighted that we’re able to expand our portfolio to Glasgow’ Southside. I live in the area so it’s a neighbourhood that my family and I know well – buzzing with activity and a multicultural community at its heart. With the opening of Salt and Chilli Oriental Southside this November, I hope to add something new to the incredible amount of food and entertainment options the area has to offer residents and visitors alike.”
Salt and Chilli Oriental Southside will create six new jobs in the area.