JONATHAN van BILSEN Special to The Standard
SCUGOG: Most people enjoy the prospect of venturing out for dinner, especially if the food is excellent, the service second to none and the ambiance relaxing. Such is the case in one of Port Perry’s newest eateries, the Bamboo Kitchen and bar.
The brainchild of owners Allen Lin and Jimmy Zeng, Bamboo crosses all the t’s and dots the i’s, when it comes to restaurants. Located on Queen Street in Port Perry, half a block from the lake, the bistro seats 100 patrons and, once the weather cooperates, plans to have two patios; one in the front and another in the rear.
I asked the owners, who have been in the restaurant business for 25 years, why they chose Port Perry. “It was an easy decision,” Allen explained.“The town is uniquely picturesque with a wonderful, historic downtown. Everyone we have met has been friendly and supportive, and the Township has been easy to work with, to ensure we have every opportunity to create this venture.”
The food is Asian fusion, which means a new approach to old favourites. The Poke Bowl is a hit with many patrons and features a fresh salad on a bed of rice, topped with vegetables, salmon and a homemade sauce. There are numerous options including traditional chicken and beef dishes, some of which are prepared at your table.
Combining various Asian delicacies, Bamboo also also offers a tasty selection of sushi, prepared by Jimmy and Allen. Many of the ingredients in all the dishes are sourced locally. “We believe it is important to support the community, as much as we can.” Allen explained.
Bamboo Kitchen and Bar is open seven days a week; Sundays to Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on.
They have an extensive takeout menu, and reservations can be made by calling 905-985-6668. Drop by or visit their website, at bambookitchenandbar.com. You will leave with a full tummy and a happy palate.
Jonathan van Bilsen is an award winning photographer, published author, columnist and keynote speaker. Follow his adventures at photosNtravel.com
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