The ancient Silk Route meets modern culinary innovation at Silk, a captivating restaurant in Cape Town’s CBD on Shortmarket Street. As the name suggests, Silk is all about creating a blend of flavours from both East and West.
Silk’s menu is an ode to Asian fusion cuisine, where traditional dishes are given a contemporary twist and cooked to perfection on a charcoal grill. With a commitment to using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, Silk’s culinary offerings are a testament to their dedication to providing an unforgettable dining experience.
One of the standout features of Silk’s menu is its tapas-style approach. Begin your meal with a selection of Saldanha Oysters, freshly shucked and served with enticing accompaniments such as soy, chilli, spring onion, and Asian mignonette.
For those looking to explore an assortment of tastes, the ‘tapas special’ offers a selection of dishes that showcase the restaurant’s commitment to Asian fusion.
From the savoury Takoyaki, soft battered balls filled with octopus and topped with a medley of sauces, to the aromatic Pan Seared Duck Breast with a sweet and spicy soy sauce, every bite tells a story of culinary artistry.
The Firegrill section of the menu, featuring dishes prepared using the traditional robatayaki technique, adds a touch of theatricality to the dining experience. From Korean BBQ Galbi pork ribs to Sous Vide Pork Belly with chashu glaze and roasted cauliflower puree, each dish is a testament to the skillful mastery of flavours and techniques. As any culinary journey should, Silk’s menu concludes on a sweet note. Delight in a Trio of Ice Cream, Coconut Creme Caramel with berry and mint salsa, or a Matcha Cheesecake.
Silk’s commitment to freshness and innovation is evident not only in its menu but also in its approach to hospitality. The restaurant’s charming ambiance and attentive service complement the exceptional culinary offerings, creating an experience that leaves a lasting impression.
- Location: 108 Shortmarket St, City Centre
- Times: Monday to Saturday, 4 pm to 11 pm
- Website: silkrestaurant.co.za
Article was originally written and published by Jules Keohane for Cape Etc.
Feature image @silkasianfusion / Instagram