Wok cooking specialists Ekachai open in King’s CrossHALAL STATUS • Halal chicken • Prepped and cooked separately
We use halal chicken in all chicken dishes in all branches of Ekachai.
The woks have been well and truly fired up in King’s Cross following the opening of Ekachai’s fifth London restaurant.
If you don’t know already, then the southeast Asian specialists cater for Halal chicken across all their branches.
FtL has been informed: “We use halal chicken in all chicken dishes in all branches of Ekachai.
“We have three pork items: pork dumplings, char siu pork, and ribs. These are both prepped and cooked in a different section in the kitchen [sic]. With all dishes, the woks are washed out thoroughly after each dish is cooked.”
Regarding the use of alcohol or pork-related ingredients in their dishes, then Ekachai has confirmed: “No; we do not use any alcohol in marinades or any other pork products except the three mentioned above. The only alcohol we have is from our bar.”
Having started in 1999 with a team of Thai, Malay and Cantonese chefs at their first site in Liverpool Street, their other three are found in Oxford Street’s Selfridges, Wandsworth, and the Flat Iron Square in Bankside
While focusing on the streetfood of Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong, they specialise in the tradition and skill of wok cooking and stir frying.
Serving freshly made Soup Noodles, Wok-fried Noodles, Rice, Curries, Stir-fries and more, their menus are “a tribute to the humble hawker stalls and indulgent comfort-food spots found across South East Asia”.
While reservations are taken after 3pm at their new location, free on-street parking is available on single yellows after 6.30pm and all day weekends.
Ekachai (King’s Cross)
66 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 9AG.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-22:00