On Tuesday, SANE had their Christmas party. I went. I am sooooo very glad I did. Because we went to The Jasmine Kitchen.
A stones throw from Aldgate East tube station, the Jasmine Kitchen is a cosy little unassuming nook, with charismatic staff and delicious, bargainously priced food.
The have some comfy sofas near the back, but with a party of about 30 people, we commandeered the whole place. We put up our own decorations, brought our own drinks (for a reasonable corkage charge) and had a few obligatory silly party games (including a Secret Santa bag!)
As for food, to save on costs, the Jasmine Kitchen offered us a wonderful buffet-style affair. We had some nibbles before the meal came (prawn crackers and caramelised mixed nuts, plus wine to get the party going), but I’ll tell you what: it was worth the wait.
A huge pot of sticky white rice, a huge pot of Thai red curry, and an equally large vat of Malaysian vegetable curry. There were vegetable spring rolls and chicken satay skewers as well: we were spoilt!
And I’ll tell you what – some of our group must have been really light eaters, because I could have happily gone up for third helpings, there was that much left! The reason I DIDN’T go for thirds was that my first and second helpings had already been fairly generous. I really felt like I was going to explode. But it’s difficult to restrain yourself when food is THAT tasty.
Thank you to everyone at SANE and everyone at the Jasmine Kitchen, who made it such a wonderful night! Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year to all.
If you fancy checking out the Jasmine Kitchen for yourself (and I highly recommend you do!) head over to:
Unit 1, Naylor Building
25 White Church Lane
Their opening hours are:
Mon, Tues, Fri 9:30am – 6pm
Weds, Thurs 9:30am – 8pm
mobile: 07894 903288
Image credits: AZCookbook.com