Porlock Weir at high water.

A sleepy little English harbour is the last place you would expect to find an eatery serving up delicious oriental street food - but Porlock Weir has bucked that trend.

The venue in question is 'Ziangs Oriental Food Workshop' to give it its full title. Ziangs is located roughly 50 yards past thee now closed Anchor Hotel. There is room inside for about 8-10 covers but on a dry day there's nothing better than sitting on the bench seats overlooking the Weir.

The menu is limited to a handful of street food dishes alongside more familiar chip shop fayre - but what is lacking in choice is definitely made up for in quality and taste.

The Stars of this small family run business are mother and son team of proprietors who are not only great cooks but very welcoming and entertaining to boot. Alongside operating the eatery they have a youtube channel and run cookery workshops for those wanting to learn to prepare far eastern dishes.

Without a doubt my favourite dish is the Pad Thai, a tasty infusion of noodles, chicken, pork, peanut sauce, spices and fresh red chillies topped of with a perfectly cooked fried egg. For those who don't like it too hot the dish can be adjusted in heat by asking for less chilli.

'Ziangs' fabulous Pad Thai.

They also sell a range of ingredients and condiments including they're own homemade sauces so you can enjoy that authentic Ziangs flavour at home.

In the busier Summer months they tend to get really busy quite early in the afternoon and sell out quickly so its advised to order ahead to avoid disappointment. In Summary I highly recommend a visit to this hidden gem of an eatery - an unexpected oasis of flavour in a tiny harbourside venue.





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