HomeOut & AboutElectric East Written by WILL MARTIN Ever been to Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand? Well head on up to the ‘Toon’ and eat at Electric East, a restaurant which plays on the South East Asian obsession for scallops, peanuts and fiery chilli – all in the locale of Alan Shearer. Cunningly the guys at Electric East have offered a tapas-style starter method, enabling you – the hungry peddler – to consume as many flavours as possible without spoiling the main course. Sample miso and ginger spiced lamb balls with vermicelli noodles; or Thai sweet chilli coconut and tiger beer mussels. Scooping the mussels out of the sweet, tangy once-beer is a delight. For only £3, you can order a large side of sticky rice which you dig out with large spoons and plant on the following mains: Electric East seafood trio served on pumpkin puree with coconut ginger sauce; or Korean BBQ bulgogi sirloin steak served with kimchee and hand-cut chips. With every dish you get a real feast – just as you’d remember from the beer-laced food experiences of your gap year. Of the desserts, the pudding that encapsulates the maverick energy of this menu is the spiced orange cake with gingerbread ice cream, served in a clear glass bowl, oozing with citrus and heady like a Caribbean sunset. St James Boulevard, Waterloo Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4DP | 0191 221 1000 | electric-east.co.uk | T: @ElectricEast | F: ElectricEast For more of Newcastle’s restaurants, check out Good Things magazine’s Best Newcastle restaurants.