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02 Oct, 2011

Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School

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

Shortly before returning from the UK, we decided to watch a football match in Leeds. When planning our trip to Leeds, we arranged to also visit Manchester, a neighbouring city of Leeds. In choosing which hotel to stay in Manchester, we relied on TripAdvisor, as we always did.

Lobby, Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
We came across the Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre which ranked 7 out of 122 hotels in Manchester. Since the price was reasonable, we booked and stayed in the hotel for a night. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a stylish and spacious lobby. Checking in was hassle-free and speedy, without delay we settled into our room comfortably.

Hotel Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
We were delighted to find our room trendy, spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable and sleep quality was definitely good. For the price that we paid, it was absolutely worth it!

Hotel Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
Before venturing out to the city, we explored the hotel a bit. Gym facilities were provided for and the room was opened 24 hours. In the lobby area, as photographed above, a classy bar and restaurant were available for diners to relax. The hotel location was excellent and it was closely located to the Manchester Piccadilly rail station. Find out more about the hotel on their website.

Old Trafford, Manchester
One of the most visited tourist attractions in Manchester is the Old Trafford stadium tour. It was interesting even though it was my second visit to the stadium.

Gift Shop, Old Trafford, Manchester
A photo of the souvenirs sold in one of their gift shops. For more travel information about Old Trafford, check out our previous post.

Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Again, we relied on TripAdvisor for dinner. We came across a highly rated Malaysian restaurant and decided to visit it.

Interior, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by friendly staff and seated shortly. The interior was chic and trendy, the walls were decorated with Malaysia’s national flower, hibiscus, with a modern and feminine touch.

Nasi lemak, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Since we were craving for nasi lemak very badly, we decided to have one as our main. Priced at £12.95, the nasi lemak consisted of a lightly-fried marinated chicken breast, crispy dried anchovies, fried egg and sambal paste served with coconut rice. The nasi lemak exceeded our expectations, it was excellent! The sambal was mildly spicy but sweet and nice, was very delicious when eaten with the fragrant coconut rice.

Nasi lemak, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
The marinated chicken breast topped with curry was our favourite. The chicken was neither too tough nor too soft, it was juicy and very delicious when eaten with the flavourful curry. Definitely a must-order in Ning!

Nasi ayam, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Also priced at £12.95, Ning’s nasi ayam was a very enjoyable dish as well. The chicken breast was lightly grilled and marinated in soy sauce with a hint of ginger and garlic served with chicken flavour rice, clear soup and chilli, garlic, lime and ginger paste. It was delicious with a taste of home!

Basil padprik, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Feeling greedy, we also ordered a basil padprik from the wok-fried section. Priced at £9.95, the rich wok-fried chicken with peppers, Chinese long beans and Thai sweet basil was sweet, spicy and aromatic. It was good to the last bite!

Seri kaya, Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School
Craving for sweets, we ordered a Malaysian dessert, seri kaya, which was priced at £4.95. The traditional Malay layered sweet cake of sticky rice and pandan and coconut milk were served with vanilla ice-cream. The layered cake was delightfully sweet, but for those who prefer it less sweet, the vanilla ice-cream made a perfect combination with the cake by toning the level of sweetness down.

Overall it was a very pleasant dining experience. Service was remarkably good too. We highly recommend locals or tourists in Manchester to visit this restaurant. For more information about this restaurant, please visit their well-established and detailed website here.

Restaurant Information
The Burton Building
92-94 Oldham Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester M4 1LJ
United Kingdom.
Tel: 0844 414 5484

7 Responses to "Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School"

1 | ai wei

October 2nd, 2011 at 6:46 pm


the hotel room is looking great!
and the restaurant is looking chic!!! if only we have this kind of malaysian restaurant here in malaysia, do we have one here?

2 | SWL

October 3rd, 2011 at 3:46 am


Wow, the food does look really good. Maybe ill pop by there when Im in the UK!

3 | Baby Sumo

October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm


The food presentation is definitely nice.

4 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » Leeds Marriott Hotel

October 5th, 2011 at 11:52 am


[…] had a fun day in Manchester and an amazing dinner, we left for Leeds via coach the day after. The journey did not take long and […]

5 | eatonlylar

October 5th, 2011 at 4:23 pm


Ai Wei, the hotel was very nice indeed! Not sure about the Malaysian restaurants in Malaysia, guess we’ll find out slowly now that we are back here!

SWL, yup, this place is definitely worth a try! Do check it out if you happen to visit Manchester!

Baby Sumo, yeah, we do agree with you. Presentation was good and taste was excellent too!

6 | J2Kfm

October 6th, 2011 at 10:21 am


This restaurant was featured in the papers before, if I am not mistaken. Recently too.

7 | eatonlylar

October 18th, 2011 at 10:21 am


J2Kfm: Yeah, think you’re right. The chef, Norman Musa, was back in Malaysia not too long ago. Gave an interview on BFM about 2 weeks back as well.

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