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Pan-Asian take-out Urban Wok Box featuring Chinese and Indian food launches in Canterbury


The wife of an Indian take-out boss has opened her own restaurant a few doors down from the center of Canterbury.

Urban Wok Box has already welcomed its first customers – and there are already plans to franchise the Pan-Asian restaurant.

Urban Wok Box in St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, is available on Deliveroo. Photo: Vandy Kaur

Vandy Kaur, 42, came up with the concept this year and decided to move into the old Between the Lines store on St Margaret’s Street in town.

She is following in the footsteps of her husband Diljeet Singh, who opened Wrapchic earlier this year in The Parade nearby.

Ms. Kaur said: “We have had great feedback and all of the customers have been very happy with the food and the service.

“We’ve started shipping on Deliveroo and we’re just waiting for the others to come back.

“It was pretty tough at first, but now I’m really enjoying it. Things are working out and the staff have been trained, so I’m pretty happy now.”

Vandy Kaur opened Urban Wok Box in Canterbury, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Indian take-out.  Photo: Vandy Kaur
Vandy Kaur opened Urban Wok Box in Canterbury, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Indian take-out. Photo: Vandy Kaur
Urban Wok Box in St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, has opened and offers Pan-Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Indian take-out.  Photo: Vandy Kaur
Urban Wok Box in St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, has opened and offers Pan-Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Indian take-out. Photo: Vandy Kaur

She is also looking to franchise take out food and is looking for locations in London and Sussex.

Ms. Kaur believes the concept is unique to the city as it offers a selection of different Asian cuisines in one store.

The restaurant’s website states, “Urban Wok Box’s mission is to create a healthy and affordable Pan-Asian fast food offering that caters to vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers.

Unique fusion dishes blend the flavors of Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Japanese cuisine in one delicious boxed meal.

“The fresh and tasty dishes are ready to serve in minutes and can be enjoyed on the go or in store.”

Urban Wok Box in St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, is the latest takeaway to open in the city.  Photo: Vandy Kaur
Urban Wok Box in St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, is the latest takeaway to open in the city. Photo: Vandy Kaur

Customers choose a small, medium, or large box, then choose plain rice, vegetable fried rice, or wok noodles as the base.

A variety of toppings are offered, including sweet and sour chicken, Thai green curry, fiery tofu, and curried chicken katsu.

Customers can also choose “bites” to accompany their meal, such as spicy chicken wings or a spring roll.

Urban Wok Box is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. all week.

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