Let’s face it, finding a really nice restaurant on the East Rand can be tricky, especially if you feel like trying something new.
While Boksburg, Benoni and Springs are known for their lavish takeaway meals and milkshakes, there are few options when it comes to restaurants that offer a finer dining experience.
There are only a little more than a handful of really nice restaurants in the Boksburg, Benoni and Springs area that East Randers can head to to celebrate a special occasion or treat themselves to an extraordinary dining experience.
The recently opened Shun De restaurant in Carnival City finally brings a delectable Asian dining experience to the front steps of the greater East Rand area.
Shun De’s extensive menu offers something for everyone – whether you want to enjoy favorites such as spring rolls, dumplings and sweet and sour pork with fried rice and fried noodles or something more exciting like the grills, soups, classic congee rice puddings and Chongqing grilled dishes.
My partner and I decided to order a variety of dishes in an attempt to get a sense of most of the menu.
For starters, we opted for spring rolls and braised shrimp ball.
Shun De has a variety of spring rolls to choose from including beef, chicken, shrimp, and vegetarian. I loved the freshness and crunch of the spring rolls.
The unexpectedly delicious taste of the stewed shrimp ball surprised me. I loved the crispy noodles it was served with as well as the delicious sauce.
If you are a sushi lover, I would rate Shun De as one of the best places to go for sushi in the East Rand.
They have a very diverse sushi menu and everything is extremely fresh.
One of my favorites was The Philadelphia Roll – smoked salmon, cream cheese and avo inside with smoked salmon topped with crab salad and sesame seeds.
Some other signature sushi dishes to try are the Salmon Grenade and the Fantastic Crispy Roll.
For mains we ordered the Fortune Platter which consisted of pork belly, roast duck and honey glazed pork. The cuts of meat were tender, tender and juicy.
The honey pork was my favorite.
The portions are very generous, so if you want to try a variety of dishes, order a few appetizers and some sushi to get the full experience.
Whether you’re celebrating your birthday or meeting colleagues, there are two private rooms available (both smoking options) that you can reserve about a week in advance.
You must be with four or more guests to book these private rooms.
The only thing we would have added to this dining experience is some background music for atmosphere. It was eerily quiet in the restaurant.