Salford, 23rd February 2019
They could be mistaken for spaghetti
but these wiggly worms are made of sterner stuff
egg yellow gives you a clue of their content
clumped together in a group they drop
into steaming water – with a drop of oil
they swim around till they soften
till they’re joined by the meat and the veg –
cooking away in another pan
and then coated in sticky, sweet and savory sauce
ready for serving to all and sundry
its the Chinese New Year today (uk) so in celebration 🎉 I’ve been busy with a spot of art.
Celebrated by enjoying a meal 🥘 of noodles and beef and sweet and sour chicken 🍗
Happy Year of the rooster everybody!
i don’t know what it is…
but theres summat in that there chicken and rice
that gives it a special kind of Zing
with each mouthful , senses bring the dish to life
aromas, sweet, peppery and sour
drift up the nose as if to say. I m so Zesty
aromas of spice chicken, pepper and pineapple
tickle the tastebuds as spoon delivers each tasty mouthful
waking them up with a message from the dish
I’m So Zingy, enjoy!
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Our destiny has been held in
Round , sweetened pastries of the orient
Telling coded messages after dinner…love, life and good fortune
Until now, they remained the mystery
Nobody knew what lay in store after the feast
Except, of course – the pastry chef…
Because of my love of Chinese Cuisine – I love Chinatown. It’s the home to the majority of Manchester’s Chinese community and its vibrant and colourful.
I used to pass through Chinatown during my time at the local University, whilst I studied for my HND in I.T, and occasionally popped in to a pastry shop. I can say without fear of contradiction – The smells are Heavenly.
During Chinese New Year, the streets of Chinatown are buzzing with excitement as the Chinese community celebrate a new year of the Chinese horoscope and a Good Luck Dragon parades around the streets.
The popularity of Manchester’s Chinatown was brought to my attention on a family holiday to Cyprus…when asked where we lived – astonished – the waiter acclaimed “And you’ve come here…for Chinese Food ?!?”
He wasn’t wrong.
During a recent visit to a Chinese restaurant in town – We passed the Oriental Gate and enjoyed a meal at the New Oriental. There were over 200 dishes on the menu – everything from soups and rice dishes to meat and fish
I enjoyed the barbecued beef and pork – cooked in oriental spices and served in a luscious sticky sauce. You could eat it with noodles or with pancakes – I plumped for both (and it was delicious!). The Dim sum was equally delicious – you could fill up on the number of dishes they had out on show in that part alone.