Sneak Peek: Studio East (opening tonight!)

The new bar and restaurant on Cunard Street serves up rich Asian-inspired dishes

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Steam Buns with braised pork and Asian slaw, a totally rich and amazing flavour - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Steam Buns with braised pork and Asian slaw, a totally rich and amazing flavour

On Saturday, Studio East served up a tapas of Asian-inspired dishes as chefs Saronn Pov and Ray Bear offered a tapas-style sneak peek of the rich and flavourful menu in the rustic but modern space on Cunard Street. With her Cambodian roots, Pov was a longtime vendor at the Keith's Brewery Market, but she is delighted to open her first restaurant. Tonight, all of Halifax is welcome to try it out. And based on what I tasted, you'll be back. I know I will. 

The menu features a complementary palette of Asian-inspired but locally produced meat and vegetarian dishes. The decor is inviting and cozy but contemporary and crisp. Fine art (including a portrait of Bill Murray) adorns the walls. The bar and kitchen is exposed, and the bright dining area features benches with low dining tables, while a community-style table centres the room. 

For drinks, Studio East has well-priced local craft beers, ciders, cocktails and a wine selection from Valley wineries. The menu features dishes like Char Sui BBQ Pork Ramen, Cambodian banh mi, Korean beef bulgogi, raw oysters, warm sushi and more. The dishes are flavoured in fusion while maintaining an East Asian taste with fresh, local ingredients. Truly delicious. 

For more information and hours, visit their Facebook site. Yum. 

Studio East, when pigs fly - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Studio East, when pigs fly

The resto mixes the building's original features with a modern flair - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • The resto mixes the building's original features with a modern flair

Fine art, clean lines - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Fine art, clean lines

Chef Ray Bear returns - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Chef Ray Bear returns

Char Sui BBQ Pork Ramen Bowl (poached egg, veggies, herbs, crispy pork bits) - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Char Sui BBQ Pork Ramen Bowl (poached egg, veggies, herbs, crispy pork bits)


Warm Sushi (smoked salmon, spicy mayo, egg crepe) - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Warm Sushi (smoked salmon, spicy mayo, egg crepe)


Saronn Pov cooks each dish with love - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Adria Young
  • Saronn Pov cooks each dish with love

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