02 Sep, 2009
The New Hong Kong Cantonese Restaurant (新香港大酒楼)
Back from Old Trafford, we took the tram until St Peter’s Square.
We decided to have an early dinner since our bus to Leeds will depart at 8pm. For some reasons, we happen to walk back to Chinatown naturally, to satisfy our cravings for more Chinese food! After much deliberation (every restaurant seemed so attractive!), we finally decided on The New Hong Kong Cantonese Restaurant, the reason being that they offer dim sum at half priced from 12 to 5pm daily.
The interior of the restaurant was nice and cozy. We actually arrived at the restaurant at 4.55pm and the waiter took our order at about 5 minutes past 5pm, it was nice for him to allow us to have the dim sum at half price. Prices stated below are original prices before discount.
We ordered a Shanghai mini dumplings (上海小笼包) more commonly known as xiu long bao at £3.60. Though not the best that we’ve had, the xiu long bao was decent and meaty and filled with naturally sweet soup.
Priced at £3.60, the Cantonese barbecue pork buns aka char siew bao (蚝油叉烧包) was delicious and authentic. Our only minor complain is that the fillings were a little dry. Other than that, the bun was good.
The preserved meat pot rice (腊味饭) was something that we enjoyed a lot. Priced at £4.80, the Chinese pork sausages aka lap cheong and char siew tasted very well with rice, they were distinctly sweet and salty, but not too overwhelming. The sauce infused into the rice made the rice fragrant and flavourful.
Priced at £3.60, the Malaysian sponge roll or more commonly known as ma lai kou (全蛋马来卷) tasted fantastic! Served steaming hot, the steamed brown sugar cake was very soft, fluffy, loose and lightly sweet. It was very nice to eat, something that we definitely would reorder again!
Other than steamed delicacies, we also ordered something from the deep fried menu. Priced at £3.60, the deep fried custard bun (酥炸奶皇包) was absolutely delightful! The bun was very well deep fried, fragrant, crunchy on the outside while the custard was not overly sweet. Simply love it!
The coconut pudding (香滑椰汁糕) which we somehow ordered by mistake was served shortly after we placed our order. Since it appealed to us, we accepted it without much hesitation. It was taste at first sight, the coconut pudding was excellent! It was smooth, silky and fragrant with a sense of coconut milk but not too overwhelming at the same time. The red bean complemented well with the cold pudding too. I am already salivating when writing this post. Very highly recommended!
It was a delightful dinner, we enjoyed the dim sum a lot. Dim sum served in this restaurant are generally flavourful but not too oily or overwhelming. Service was good too. We would definitely revisit this restaurant if we visit Manchester again. So many different types of dim sum that we would like to try! For more information, please visit their official website here.
47 Faulkner Street,
Manchester M1 4EE,