‘Tis the season to be hungry~
There are lots of Chinese restaurants in China Town, however, which one to choose? Let S take you to one of the authentic Cantonese restaurant in China Town which was recommend to S by her Chinese friends. The restaurant is located close to the signature arch of China Town and it’s easy to find.
The restaurant is not big and the seating area is quite close to each other. Therefore, it might be a bit squishy for some people. However, don’t be fooled by the simple decor, the taste of the food here definitely worth your visit!
There is only an English menu on their website, but you’ll also get a Mandarin version when you visit if you speak Mandarin. There’s no big difference between 2 menus though English menu has slightly more options due to the fact that they have different combinations between sauces and meats which are unusual for native Chinese. You can choose to have your own dish with meat, vegetable and rice or order sharing dishes like S did.
The dishes S ordered that day were duo roast (£8) with soya sauce chicken and roast belly pork, half roast duck cantonese style (£8.5), stir fried morning glory (£8) and boiled rice/person (£1.5).
The portion of duo roast was quite generous and bigger than S expected. The soya sauce chicken was really tender and not too salty. Furthermore, the skin of roast belly pork was really crispy and tasty.
The Cantonese roast duck was absolutely amazing besides that the dish was served cold, otherwise it would be better. Yet the taste of it wasn’t affected by it, the dish was still pretty awesome. It reminded S of the time when she was in Hong Kong having this kind of roast goose/duck.
You always need some vegetables to go with the meat, and morning glory is a common type of vegetable in Asia. The usual way of cooking it is either simply stir fried or stir fried with some garlic and chilli. This dish was good but S would like the stems to be cut shorter to make it easier to eat.
Chinese food is not just about dishes with sweet chilli sauce or kung po sauce, there are so many different types of cuisine under the category of Chinese food. Why not try some Cantonese food next time when you visit China Town and moreover who can resist to a good roast?
Address: 59 Faulkner St, Manchester M1 4FF
Phone: 0161 236 7189
Opening hours: Mon.-Thur. 12pm-10:30pm/Fri. and Sat. 12pm-11pm/Sun. 12pm-9pm