GOURMET Asian fast food chain Wok2go, created by George Leung, is set to open its first South East outlet this month.
Owner and creator George Leung, who also operates his own restaurants and has developed oriental ranges for supermarkets, describes the made to-order takeaway as a healthier option for Thai and Chinese food.
The franchises in the North West have proved highly popular, and the new Illford branch is expected to be the first of more in Southern England.
Leung said; "The whole idea of oriental food is that it is actually fast - it is meant to take minutes or often just seconds to cook. It means that because the food is cooked fast, the nutrients other fast foods are criticised for not having are well-preserved – and stay in the food."
"Make no mistake, it is not cheap, but it is the best - we use fresh produce, less fat, reduced salt and absolutely no MSG (monosodiumglutomate). The menu includes all the mouth-watering oriental dishes that will be familiar to people who regularly dine in Chinese and Thai restaurants.
"The food is cooked in the traditional style - searing hot woks in an open-plan kitchen. The customers see exactly what is going on, and enjoy the performance as much as the food they take home."