Asian Street Food Shack restaurant

by Chef Whaheed Rojan - Asian Street Food Shack in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Asian Street Food Shack restaurant


raised so far



We want to transform our shack into a restaurant whilst retaining all the atmosphere of authentic, community-focused Asian street food.

by Chef Whaheed Rojan - Asian Street Food Shack in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 24th November 2021 we'd raised £102 with 2 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Regular Donations: After you have completed your donation you will be able to set-up a regular donation arrangement to continue supporting this great cause.

Who am I?


I'm Whaheed Rojan, I have 31 years of hospitality experience which started off in my home, Cape Town. I then worked for Cunard on their flagship the Queen Mary 2 where I had the humbling honor of preparing meals for Nelson Mandela and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This inspired a lifelong passion for travel and each culture's unique cooking style. I've worked with so many incredibly hard-working cooks who strive to cut no corners and pour all their love into food. Learning from everyone I meet has helped me refine my own style and anyone who's met me will know my mind is always working away. Each new idea leads me to better understand what I can offer. The strong community that sprouted from Asian Street Food Shack during lockdown has shown me how important my supporters and customers are to what I hope to achieve here. Turning this small independent shack into a slightly larger independent restaurant!

Where it all started!

Succulent Lamb Rogan Josh

What do I hope to achieve here?

Asking people to help launch this restaurant feels a bit strange but if the past 18 months of hard-fought lockdown success has shown anything, it's that we are nothing without community . Despite the hospitality industry suffering heavily during this bizarre period it's clear that people are keen to head back out to restaurants and experience the fantastic food they've been enjoying at home, plus we'll handle the washing up. Banks are not really lending money to the hospitality sector at the moment. Restaurants have always been risky investments but we are profoundly confident in our concept, otherwise we would never reach out the public to support us.  

With some support from Government funding we were able to set up the Asian Street Food Shack to produce authentic takeaway food with true restaurant quality. We were honoured to find The Asian Street Food Shack was an instant hit! It attracted so many wonderful people from far & near. Our reputation grew, and now with lockdown easing up and with plenty of extensive market and customer research the restaurant is the next step on this exciting journey. The same scrappy street food energy with all the same care and attention of our celebrated and talented chefs. We want to create a truly unique home for stuffed bao buns, gochujang chicken thighs, authentic massaman and rendang curries, buttery parathas and beautiful cocktails.  

Bao Buns 

What do you get out of it?

Your donations aren't just given so we can live our dream and forget all about you. Community is at the heart of this project. We have loads of reward tiers from Cooking Master classes, VIP events, new menu tastings, vouchers to spend with us and of course the launch party! If you are keen to invest or donate we are honoured to have your support. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or suggestions. We can't wait to expand our community and continue refining our food.

Our Gochujang Chicken ThighsMeet the Team


This project offered rewards

£40 or more

Opening Night

An invite for two to our exclusive launch party. The drinks will be flowing and the food will be spectacular! Plus a £25 voucher for your next visit.

£25 or more

Launch party

Thank you so much! You will receive an invite to the LAUNCH PARTY with gifts on the night.

£65 or more


Thank you so much! We shall honour you as a VIP with invites to new menu launches, wine tastings and many special events! Plus be a VIP at the opening event and receive a £25 voucher for your next visit.

£100 or more

Cooking Masters

You are amazing! We'll invite you to a hyper exclusive Cooking master class for two! You are of course a VIP with access to our future events like menu launches, wine tastings and much more. Plus you and a guest shall be treated like royalty at our opening night launch party and we'll even throw in a £25 voucher!

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