Today’s Delights

Thursday 22th February

From the kitchen

Take advantage of our February Offer of eating healthy: buy 2 delicious curries and get a small salad box free all for £14.00!

Today from our Myanmar Kitchen, we have two Burmese dishes -a wonderful Chicken curry and a delicious Lamb Curry.  We also have a delicious coconut based Chicken stew.  

And today’s vegetarian option is from our Burmese kitchen too. It is a yummy Burmese Potato, Spinach and Moong Dhal Curry. This dish is packed with flavour and is topped with the all essential herbs to give depth. Yum!! It is gluten free and vegan friendly.

Our soup is also from our Thai kitchen and is a mouth-watering spicy vegetable soup served with bread.

Our dishes are full of authentic spices and  cooked to perfection to bring out the wonderful flavours in the succulent meat, enhanced by the aromatic spices and herb blends used. Today’s dishes have no dairy and all our dishes are gluten free ….they are sure to hit the spot. Our homemade dishes are all very nutritious and healthy ensuring a good balance of protein, carbs and fat. Cooked with the minimum of coconut oil and no preservatives, it’s clean! They are both served with aged basmati rice 

 

Salads and cold bites

Come and try our healthy, delicious and wonderfully flavoursome salads that make healthy eating very enjoyable.  Vegan friendly and dairy free mostly!  We do have three choices of salad boxes, a 2 salad box, a 3 salad box and a 6 salad box each day and by popular request we have extra protein to add to your boxes – tandoori chicken strips, smoked salmon or green Edamame / soya beans at an additional cost.

Pan Asia’s lip smacking salads of the day in the salad bar will be as follows:

Kale, Cauliflower, Stuufed Pepperdew and Rocket salad

 Vietnamese Peanut and Greens salad

Spicy potatoes

Spicy Oriental Red Medley – tomatoes, beetroot and red onion salad

Wheatberry, Quinoa, Lentil, Blueberry and Mango salad

Tangy Carrot and Cucumber Som Tum salad

Thai spiced Noodle salad

Red and White Cabbage with Lemon, Mint 

Kale and Stuffed Pepperdew salad

Soup and Hot Snacks

Today’s Soup is a delicious and spicy Burmese Vegetable soup.   The flavours in the soup are stunning – Perfect for a cold winter’s day!!  It is served with delicious granary or olive and rosemary bread.

Hot snacks of the day will be:

Samosas – Vegetarian and Lamb

Spring Rolls – Vegetarian and Duck

Caju Rolls – Gujerati patties made with Cashew Nuts and filled with spicy sweetcorn filling – Yum!

Peas Pattice – potato and spicy pea patties

Kachoris – pastry balls with lentil filling or spicy peas

Lamb and Chicken Sheekh Kebabs

Take a trip around eight Asian countries’ cuisines without leaving home

This week we are in the big sub continent of India!!

Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. Characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked. Dishes can be refined and adjusted to suit all palates.

Thai cuisine is undoubtedly the most unique ones amongst all the Southeast Asian cuisines and is by far the most sought after ones. The distinctive flavour and aroma of Thai cuisine is now savoured across the globe. Truly authentic traditional Thai cooking reflects the land and waters where Thais have traditionally lived. It is mistakenly sometimes considered similar to Chinese and Indian cuisines which do have an influence on it but still has a unique identity of its own. It is very easily identifiable due to the fact that it incorporates amazing mix of all the five taste groups: spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter.
Thai cuisine is primarily an ideal blend of a range of cooking styles from numerous regions of Thailand. Over the years, Thailand through the means of foreign influences and in combination to the conventional has brought up a world-famous cuisine that is uniquely Thai. Then of course Thai food is renowned world over for being very hot and spicy and a large number of its dishes using a lot of fresh chilli.

Vegetables and rice are among the staples in Thai food which due to the fact that such foods are quite readily available in Thailand. While such stuff may sound unappealing and absurd to some but in reality the manner in which these basic foods are used and dressed up in the Thai culture is absolutely mind blowing and mouthwatering. Adding further, the galangal root is a major ingredient for many Thai curries and soups and due to its intense flavour it comes out quite well into spicy dishes. Also dried herbs are mostly utilised to render a ‘spice’ element to Thai cooking. Ground white pepper was conventionally used as the significant provider of heat way before the ‘Fresh Chilli’ was transported to Thailand, but it still continues to be utilised in a large range of dishes.
So, overall Thai food offers an interesting and exciting culinary exploration with its rich variety in the dishes available. While a few cultures are restricted to the foods they use and the types of flavours, but Thai cuisine stands out with a huge variety of tastes and flavours it brings to the plate for food lovers to explore and enjoy.

Originally, Thai cooking reflected the characteristics of a waterborne lifestyle. Aquatic animals, plant and herbs were major ingredients. Large chunks of meat were eschewed. Subsequent influences introduced the use of sizeable chunks to Thai cooking. With their Buddhist background, Thais shunned the use of large animals in big chunks. Big cuts of meat were shredded and laced with herbs and spices. Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking, or grilling. Chinese influences saw the introduction of frying, stir-frying and deep-frying. Culinary influences from the 17th century onwards included Portuguese, Dutch, French and Japanese. Chillies were introduced to Thai cooking during the late 1600s by Portuguese missionaries who had acquired a taste for them while serving in South America. Thais were very adapt at "Siameseising" foreign cooking methods, and substituting ingredients. The ghee used in Indian cooking was replaced by coconut oil, and coconut milk substituted for other dairy products.

Overpowering pure spices were toned down and enhanced by fresh herbs such as lemon grass and galangal. Eventually, fewer and less spices were used in Thai curries, while the use of fresh herbs increased. It is generally acknowledged that Thai curries burn intensely, but briefly, whereas other curries, with strong spices, burn for longer periods. Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting diners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tasters.

A proper Thai meal should consist of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spicy, but the curry should be replaced by a non-spiced item. There must be harmony of tastes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal.

Hard-to-find ingredients on your doorstep

Carefully selected by Anj

We specialise in truly authentic, hard-to-find Pan Asian ingredients and groceries for you to prepare your own nutritiously tasty meals. Feel free to ask for advice and cooking tips!

We stock and sell Asian condiments, grains, specialty flours, snacks, teas, coffees, dry spices, spice rubs, pastes, sauces, marinades, oils as well as chutneys and pickles Dry herbs and cuisine specific crucial additions to ensure authentic taste are available.

Tynemouth's Pan Asia Delicatessen and Gourmet Store is unique in providing at least 8 Asian cuisines under one roof by aggressively pursuing relations with specialist epicurists and wholesalers in London, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds and overseas (authentic brands and hard to find ingredients), local artisans as well as international distributors. It offers a more convenient and appealing option than ordering online or lugging fancy groceries back from trips to the nearest international store or wholesaler.


Quick & Easy meals

We have pre-packaged ready meals by Ashoka and Gitts which offer a wonderful, authentic Indian ready meals for you to try at very reasonable prices. These meals are highly suitable for vegans and make a great lunchtime healthy option to take into the office or workplace.

Pan Asia's own range is available to add to your freezer stock of ready meals.

Specialist advice on food preparation is available from our highly knowledgeable staff with mention of certain hard to find ingredients stocked on the shelves of the store and guidance on what may be purchased via normal supermarkets. Recipe cards will soon be available to inspire you to try unusual or unfamiliar products.

Chai teas and coffee

Asian teas of high quality ranging from delicious chais to green teas and herbal mixes are available to the discerning tea drinker.

We also have coffee from different parts of Asia.

We are sourcing and preparing to sell a range of high quality coffee beans from different parts of Asia.

Lessons, Catering, & Products

Cooking Lessons

Escape your home kitchen for a session learning how to prepare authentic dishes from a choice of Asian cuisines at Pan Asia Delicatessen & Gourmet Store. Our cooking classes are small in size to offer maximum individual guidance, highly informative, fun and memorable 5hr sessions designed to give you confidence and help you acquire skills to work with Asian spices, blends and ingredients to prepare dishes following recipes that are authentic for homestyle cooking.
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You have a choice of the following cuisines to try:

Indian - various regional cuisines, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Singaporean, Pan Asian Street Food, or Vegetarian / Vegan Asian

Asian cuisines takes skillful preparation and a knowledge of how to combine the right ingredients at the right time to create an exceptional dish. The lesson helps to teach you some of the essentials to unlock the secrets of wholesome, healthy yet delicious Asian cooking and with this guidance you can create wonderful dishes to impress family and friends at your next dinner party.

Cooking classes feature:

Introduction to Spices, ingredients, sequences, cooking echniques and pastes of your chosen Asian Cuisine
Demonstration followed by hands on session preparing the dishes whilst being guided
Tasting
2 course meal for two to take home and impress as well as enjoy!

It's a perfect gift for:

The budding home chef, someone that considers themselves a dab hand in the kitchen or anyone who would like to experiment and gain confidence in preparing dishes that they've never made before.

It's a fun and exciting team activity or a social activity with friends ending in sharing a meal together.......a great dinner party in the making!

Please note that all cooking school experiences are for those who are 18 years or older.

In each session, the level will be assessed through a pre-lesson discussion with you so as to maximise your experience. In each lesson, the participants will decide if they want to make a starter and main course or a main course and a dessert.

Class size : 4 people max
Duration: 5 hrs starting at 13.00hrs and finishing at 18:00hrs
Venue: Pan Asia Delicatessen and Gourmet Store, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4BP
Discounts of 10% for group booking of 4 are available.

Enquire for schedule of lessons, availability and how to purchase gift vouchers by calling 0191 9083959 or messaging us on Facebook - Pan Asia Delicatessen & Gourmet Store.

Catering & Pop Ups

Looking for the WOW! factor at your next party or corporate function? Pan ASIA can offer a uniquely different, exceptionally tasty menu for you and your guests.

We take orders for one pot meals for 4, 6 or more people if you are entertaining at home and want something more interesting than your normal take away.

Why not ask at the counter for details on how to order or call on 0191 9083959.

Through the Cinnamon Supper Club, a pop up experience offering a 5 course taster menu from different parts of the Indian Sub- Continent, we will help raise funds for certain local charities whilst taking our guest diners through a fantastic, informative culinary journey of an Indian region. Our venues of choice are interesting and atmospheric. Next one will be in February and the tickets will go on sale in January 2018. We can cater for any dietary restrictions.

A member of staff will be most pleased to take your reservation at the counter in store or alternatively contact us on 0191 908 3959

Gifts & New Products

Struggling to find gifts? Maybe you have a birthday coming up? For anyone who loves to cook or simply enjoys good food, Pan Asia have the perfect gift. With a variety of cuisines, ingredients and recipe books we are sure to have something to suit your needs.

Why not try our Limited Edition Chocolates, unique to Pan Asia and bespoke. We have teamed up with Jane Williams of Davenports Choclates to create an amazing new taste sensation when it comes to chocolates combining Teas and Spices!! How cool and unusual is that!!
We have the in two sizes of beautifully boxed Choclates - 6 flavours : small box of 12 and large box of 24.

Flavoured teas, chais and sensational fragrances from our beautiful spice candles look fabulous in a hamper with our chocolates.

Philosophy

My vision was to provide my customers with an opportunity to share my passion for healthy eating and cooking through an upscale Asian grocery and delicatessen.  I wanted it to focus on and specialise in certain Pan Asian foods with a distinct yet changing menu that includes authentic, hard-to-find ingredients from across the Asian continent.  A science exists behind the combining of foods and flavours that plays a huge part in our physical wellbeing, optimum energy flows and mental wellbeing.  I wanted to present this in our food at the shop for customers to enjoy.  So in August 2016, Pan Asia Delicatessen and Gourmet Store was opened for business.

Every dish prepared is fresh, preservative free, and balanced in nutritional value following successful principles tested for centuries by Asians.  A balance of highly nourishing foods made with great quality ingredients and packed with awesome flavours is our goal each day.  Home style cooking at its best from each region of Asia is researched, mastered and prepared for your enjoyment.  The deli serves mouth-watering meat, fish, and vegetarian options, delicious salads, appetising gluten free dishes, and healthy yet tasty clean foods.  All products are packaged and sold to be consumed off the premises.

We have a gluten free and clean foods line of packaged products that are hard to find in other delicatessens or specialist grocers. Ready to go food dishes are prepared on site daily as fresh, chilled or frozen.  Our Promise is Fresh, Homemade and Healthy.  We want you to have an exciting food experience and customer service with a smile.

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