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Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

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Food Poetry

Noodles

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

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Animals Art Holidays Home

Rooster

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 🍗

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Happy Year of the rooster everybody!

 

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Food Poetry

zingy! (Sweet n sour)

Zing!

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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Acrostic Food Poetry

Fortune Cookie

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For centuries

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…

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Cities Food Places

China Town

Chinese Arch Manchester

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.