A CELEBRITY chef is expanding his Hong Kong street food brand with the opening of a new location in Hamilton. 

Jimmy Lee is set to open his third Salt and Chilli Oriental in the town where he grew up following the success of the eateries in both Glasgow's West End and at St James Quarter in Edinburgh. 

A mash-up of East and West, old and new, and salt and chilli, the grab and go venture offers diners a taste of frill-free street food with Cantonese recipes that have been reimagined, remastered and given a playful twist.

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Jimmy said: "Hamilton is my hometown; I was born and raised here, attended St Johns and Hamilton Grammar School, so it's extra special for me to open my third location there. 

"Our menu features delicious Hong Kong-style street snacks as well as comforting British-Cantonese cuisines that we all love and adore."

The award-winning chef, who also owns Glasgow restaurant Lychee Oriental, presents the popular STV cookery series Julie and Jimmy's Hot Woks and has also appeared on BBC's Great British Menu and Channel 4's My Kitchen Rules and Kirstie's Handmade Christmas.

Salt and Chilli Oriental Hamilton opens today at 17 Gateside Street in the former Peters Restaurant. 

You can find out more HERE.