Straits Kitchen, the signature restaurant at Pan Pacific London, has appointed a new Head Chef, Nick Yung, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge, flair and style. An expert in south-east Asian cuisine, Chef Yung has trained and worked in Malaysia before moving to the UK. He has over a decade of experience gleaned in Cantonese style cooking and has worked in several restaurants including a seven year tenure at Hakkasan Mayfair.

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the south-east Asian-inspired Straits Kitchen, including overseeing a team of 20, Nick will launch a new menu in March. Exciting new additions will include hot and sour lobster soup; Berkshire pork belly; and umami black cod, as well as his signature dish, ‘Tequila Sarawak Lada Hitam Crab’, with flaming tequila and a choice of soft shell or wok-fried crab. 

Nick Yung, Head Chef, Straits Kitchen comments: ‘My passion is south-east Asian cuisine, so I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Straits Kitchen. The restaurant has a reputation for quality ingredients and innovation, and I am looking forward to taking this forward with the creation of new and exciting dishes that reflect a melting pot of flavours found across south-east Asia.”

Anne Golden, VP Operations, UK & North America and General Manager, Pan Pacific London comments: ‘Nick’s experience in Cantonese and Malaysian cuisines made him the perfect candidate for Straits Kitchen and to take the restaurant to the next level. I’m really looking forward to seeing him put his own stamp on our menu.”


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