Today’s Delights

Thursday 27th July

From the kitchen

Today, from our Vietnamese Kitchen we bring you two delicious dishes : Ca Ri Ga – Chicken and Root Vegetable Curry and  Thit Kho – caramelised Pork curry full of authentic flavours .  The Thit Kho has been slow cooked bringing out wonderful flavours in the succulent meat and both dishes are very aromatic from the spice blends used. Drop by into our store and try our delicious preparations to tingle your taste buds. Today’s meat dishes have no dairy or gluten and 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 , its clean! The meat dishes are served with aged basmati rice. 

Similarly, today’s vegetarian dish is a delicious Cauliflower, Tofu and Kale stir fry from our Vietnamese Kitchen.  This dish has delicious peas, soya beans, Tofu, kale,  and Cauliflower in a tangy, coconut based sauce packed with delicious  herbs.  The dish is gluten free and has no diary either…..really yummy.  It served with rice – aged basmati.

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 Rasam – Spicy South Indian Lentil Soup. The flavours in the soup are stunning – East meets West!!  It is served with a delicious 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 Vietnam!!

Vietnamese cuisine features a combination of five fundamental tastes (Vietnamese: ngũ vị) in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavour which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chilli, lime, and Thai basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

As the people respect balance rules, Vietnamese cuisine always has the combination between fragrant, taste, and colour. Vietnamese cuisine always has five elements which are known for its balance in each of these features. Many Vietnamese dishes include five fundamental taste senses (ngũ vị): spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (Earth), corresponding to five organs (ngũ tạng): gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, stomach, and urinary bladder.

Vietnamese dishes also include five types of nutrients (ngũ chất): powder, water or liquid, mineral elements, protein and fat. Vietnamese cooks try to have five colours (ngũ sắc): white (metal), green (wood), yellow (Earth), red (fire) and black (water) in their dishes.

Dishes in Vietnam appeal to diners via the five senses (năm giác quan): food arrangement attracts eyes, sounds come from crisp ingredients, five spices are detected on the tongue, aromatic ingredients coming mainly from herbs stimulate the nose, and some meals, especially finger food, can be perceived by touching. Whether complex or simple, Vietnamese dishes also offer satisfying “texture in the mouth” during the dining enjoyment.

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

Pan Asia Delicatessen and Gourmet Store is running cooking lessons in various Asian cuisines. A 4 and half hour session will teach and help you acquire skills to work with Asian spices, blends and ingredients to prepare dishes following recipes that are authentic for homestyle cooking. Each lesson will involve a participant watching a demonstration and than preparing the dish themselves with ingredients provided. The participants can then take these away to have at home. 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
Duration: 4.5 hrs starting at 12 noon and finishing at 4.30pm

Venue: Pan Asia Delicatessen and Gourmet Store, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4BP

Cost: £99 per participant. Price is inclusive of ingredients. - enough to make a meal for two to take away!
Discounts of 10% for group booking of 4 are available. One to one follow on tutorial available to suit you at a tuition fee of £20 for an hour.

Dates for scheduled lessons, availability and the cuisine taught on those dates are available on request: call 01919083959

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 - Royal Kashmiri Cuisine on Friday 24th February. Tickets cost £45 per head and go on sale on Monday 23rd January. 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 Gareth James Chocolatiers of Tynemouth to create an amazing new taste
experience when it comes to chocolates.

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


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.