Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Jan 9, 2012 Penticton’s new Wild Scallion SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestPenticton’s new Wild Scallion has succeeded in offering its patrons fresh and healthy meals at affordable prices. Opened last September at 75 Front Street, owners Al Box and Hong Lac serve lunch and dinner boxes, and a gluten, ovo and lactose-free menu priced between $7 and $9. Al was committed to providing simple and delicious food options to customers without putting a big hit on their pocketbook. When he met Hong, a Saigon-born nutritionist and globetrotting cook with years of extensive experience utilizing fresh spices and quality ingredients, they decided to open a restaurant together. “I’m doing this for the reason of food awareness activism,” said Al. “I get him (Hong) the best quality ingredients I can and he puts it together and makes it taste good.” Hong refers to their food as “intercontinental fusion” where customers can experience “grandma’s home-cooking” while consuming food with nutritional value. Featured items include salad rolls, jasmine rice, seasonal grains and cabbage salad, though choices “morph and evolve” depending on what ingredients are on hand. Tofu and chicken are also available. The menu offers ingredients produced organically and prepared shortly after they’ve been harvested rather than using processed foods. Hong prepares handmade soups, stews, curries and uniquely crafted sauces made using fresh spices shipped from around the world and prepared in his 80-square-foot kitchen. They’ve been pleased with the response in the few short months since they’ve been open, which they believe is an indication they’re heading in the right direction. “I want to take away people’s ability to say they can’t afford to eat something that’s healthy because it’s too expensive,” said Box.—By SCOTT TRUDEAU Wild Scallion offers eat-in and take-out options. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.(250) 486-811775 Front Street , Penticton, BC FolksOkanaganpenticton SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Comments are closed.