Manchester Chinese Restaurant
Chinatown in Manchester has been developed in our city for many decades and is nestled easily between upper King St and the Gay Village within walking distance of both.
Most business situated there, have been around for many years and so when we learned that somewhere new had opened within the last year, we were keen to try it out.
And what a great find it turned out to be.
Manchester Chinese Restaurant on George St, isn't immediately the easiest place to find, but once you know it's distinctive entrance and descend into the intimate, contemporary environs, you are greeted by the enthusiastic Flora and members of her team like long lost friends.
That was the first point of difference and more were to follow.
Although set menus are available to share, we opted for a la carte and chose Crispy Beef Dumplings and the Pork equivalents to start, accompanied by a delicious Spanish Rose whilst we mused our mains choice.
My friend opted for the Salt and Pepper crispy chilli strips with stir fried beansprouts and I reverted to my old favourite Chicken with Green peppers and Black bean sauce.
As chinese food culture encourages sharing, we both tucked into the dumplings and found both to be well cooked, nicely presented and above all really tasty.
A short break followed allowing plenty of time to catch up and exchange some lively badinage, whilst gently quaffing our bottle of Rose.
Mains arrived at table and we both remarked at the generous portion size for both our dishes, and we enthusiastically tucked in.
I was delighted to note that my choice had lots of Black bean sauce, something that nearly always frustrates in other places.Chicken too, was generous and tender and clearly good quality as were the Green peppers, all served with Egg friend rice.
The Chilli strips were indeed crispy as advertised and the bean sprouts nicely cooked and tasty.
All in all, the entire experience was hugely enjoyable and the ever present Flora chatted away as if we were old pals.
The bill was not expensive and became even better value when our 15% discount was applied as Canal St Card holders.
Flora escorted us to the door and wished us a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine and hoped to see us again soon.
She certainly will and we encourage you to do the same.
To see their entire menu and for other details, then please visit here
Published: 24-Sep-2020 (6000)