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02 Sep, 2009

The New Hong Kong Cantonese Restaurant (新香港大酒楼)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food|United Kingdom

Back from Old Trafford, we took the tram until St Peter’s Square.

The Manchester Central Library located in St Peter’s Square.

We decided to walk up north to Manchester Arndale. On the way, we captured photos of the Manchester Town Hall which is located in Albert Square.

About 10 minutes we arrived at Manchester Arndale, a large shopping centre with over 240 shops located in it.

Located in front of the Arndale lies the Wheel of Manchester. The weather wasn’t perfect for travelling and photo shooting the other day, it even rained a little.

Despite the gloomy weather, there was a huge crowd in the Exchange Square. The Triangle Shopping Centre can be seen from this photo.

The Old Wellington Inn and the Sinclairs Oyster Bar was incredibly packed with lots of people.

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.

Restaurant Information
47 Faulkner Street,
Manchester M1 4EE,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01612360565

14 Responses to "The New Hong Kong Cantonese Restaurant (新香港大酒楼)"

1 | J2Kfm

September 3rd, 2009 at 12:51 am


wait, they call Ma Lai Kou as Malaysian Sponge Roll?! haha … that's cool. but they could've came up with a halal version over here.

2 | SimpleGirl

September 3rd, 2009 at 1:36 am


cocnonut pudding attracts my attention, look vry good!!!! not common here in Malaysia ya

3 | sock peng

September 3rd, 2009 at 4:40 am


the food price is quite expensive after consideration of convertion
dun think about exchange rate, the price is reasonable

4 | 嘉CacinG進

September 3rd, 2009 at 7:11 am


哦!! the dimsum u had is slightly special frm wat we get here lol!! hehe~

5 | Hazza

September 3rd, 2009 at 2:19 pm


If you were an hour earlier, you should have gone around the corner to Tai Wu for the best dim sum in centre of Manchester at half price. I liked the dim sum at NHK, but the ingredients could have been fresher.

6 | ai wei

September 3rd, 2009 at 3:55 pm


the 腊味饭 had my attention!!! it's unique and served with the wooden bucket.
btw, you both eat quite a lot too!

7 | Little Inbox

September 4th, 2009 at 1:23 am


U must be missing Chinese cuisine a lot, right?

8 | 550ml jar of faith

September 4th, 2009 at 8:20 am


Ooh the preserved meat rice pot looks quite tasty! Even though I'm not a fan of lap cheong!

9 | Shell (貝殼)

September 4th, 2009 at 7:22 pm


The foods looks good to me..especially the deep fried custard bun ~

10 | fufu

September 5th, 2009 at 7:20 am


i wanna try the coconut pudding =p

11 | 单眼皮男孩

September 7th, 2009 at 7:01 am


那些美食…oh no..

12 | 左撇子

September 16th, 2009 at 1:34 am



13 | foodbin

September 18th, 2009 at 1:49 pm


i think the char siew pao looks very authentic with it's burst skin.

14 | Sugar Bean

September 18th, 2009 at 2:09 pm


J2Kfm, haha, yeah, that's what they translated the name in their menu, it was our first time hearing that too. Hehe!

SimpleGirl, not sure if it's common in Malaysia, but I think I've seen it served somewhere in Malaysia though. Should try it out some time, it's really delicious! ^^

sock peng, haha, yeah, have to agree with what you said.

嘉CacinG進, yeah, that's what most people said too. Guess it's a little different since food varies in different countries.

Hazza, wow, there's another restaurant which serves better dim sum? NHK is already very good for us, hehe! Thanks for the recommendation. Would definitely check the other one out. :)

ai wei, yeah, it's quite surprising that both of us can eat quite a lot in the UK. Haha, and we get hungry easily too. Yeah, we love the 腊味饭 too, very delicious and nice presentation too.

Little Inbox, haha, yeah, we do miss Chinese cuisine a lot. After all, that's what we ate since we were born. :)

550ml jar of faith, other than lap cheong they also serve char siew in it too. It was a very nice combination. Something that is worth giving a try!

Shell (貝殼), we love the custard bun too! Very nicely deep-fried and not too oily too. Looking a the photo itself made me craved for it. Haha!

fufu, the coconut pudding is worth a try, very delicious! Since you're traveling to many different countries, I believe you'll have the chance to try it soon. :)

单眼皮男孩&左撇子, 谢谢你们来拜访Sugar Bean哦,呵呵!

foodbin, yeah, the char siew bao is very authentic in fact, we love it a lot!

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