Clinton Baker switched his busy lifestyle working in the mines to follow his dreams and open new restaurant Light of Asia with his partner Pramila Dangol.
Located at Moore Park Beach, Light of Asia opened its door on 30 December and the couple has been blown away by the positive feedback and support from the community.
New to owning a business, Clinton said they both had a passion for cooking Asian food and their dream to share it with locals was coming true.
“I’ve been cooking Chinese food for some time, and everyone seemed to enjoy it,” Clinton said.
“This is the first time we have been in business, but we are very excited and loving the feedback we’ve received.”
Clinton said the opportunity to open Light of Asia arose at Moore Park Beach and, although they resided in Kepnock, they jumped at the new business venture.
“We’re a small restaurant that can sit about 28 people, and we have takeaway,” he said.
“We have hired five people so it’s a boost for employment in the area too.
“Moore Park Beach is a good little food spot and I think people will envy it.”
Light of Asia offers a variety of cuisines, including Chinses, Nepalese and Thai food.
“Our motto is that if the food is good, then people will come back,” Clinton said.
“The community needed different food choices, so we thought we would be busy.
“It’s a little overwhelming I guess, but we’re really enjoying it.”
Pramila agreed with Clinton’s sentiment saying they strived to make each meal enjoyable.
“Cooking makes us happy,” she said.
“It makes people happy, and we can only do our best when we do both and share it.”
To find out more about Light of Asia check out the Facebook page.
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