“Live your life to the fullest”, usually followed by “bro” is nothing but an age-old proverb that people use to pressure you into doing something stupid like hanging off cliffs, mud-caving or moving to Brazil to track volatile vampire bats. Rather than fulfilling a death wish, fulfil your appetite with an adventurous two course Thai a la carte meal for two people for R105.
Set in the sweeping streets of Stellenbosch, Golden Wheat Sushi, Thai and Japanese Restaurant is a little haven of authentic eastern culture and cuisine. With a cheery and cosy atmosphere, it’s a favourite amongst friends and families looking to enjoy eastern cuisine without burning noodles beyond recognition or flying half way around the world.
The two course meal will trick your taste buds into thinking they’ve been jetted off to a distant land where the spices are sneaky, the meats are twice as juicy as fruit and the flavoursome noodles appear as tangled and flawless as a cherub’s ringlets
Savour the bite of the feisty starter, a spicy seafood salad that will live in your memory and haunt your dreams in a good way with its unforgettable flavour. Next, allow the friendly and professional waiters to serve you a Chicken Phad Thai, otherwise known as the most amazing chicken and vegetable noodle stir fry to land on a plate. And because you’ll gobble it down like you would your last meal, Golden Wheat is including a Thai Jungle Duck served with plain noodles or steamed rice. The Thai Jungle duck is a culinary delight, but on its home turf, its ferocious appearance and intimidating tribal dances are reputed to scare off even the most dangerous of predators
Once the plates are cleaner than a CSI lab and the mouth-watering flavours fade to a cherished memory, the world will return to normal and you might find yourself experiencing instances of separation anxiety or withdrawal symptoms. Don’t panic. Golden Wheat is a place where memories are made, and with their welcoming atmosphere and remarkable prices, the doors are already open for your return
And don’t worry about the jungle ducks; they’re misunderstood and actually quite friendly.
Side-served fact: The world’s most famous noodle architect took inspiration from a jewellery store where he shaped the noodles like gold necklaces and amethyst purses.