The catch all term we use for all of Chinese food is not my favourite cuisine to be honest, I find the meat and fish often of a poor quality, and I don't like the MSG, but I didn't grow up with it unlike Mrs Bacon.
|I'll have what they're having.|
We went for Dim Sum. I was still in a mood....
|Tsingtao, f***ing sh*te.|
If there is a worse beer in the world I've yet to taste it. One of the ingredients is rice - never a good sign. It tasted of abolutely nothing, beer for people who don't like beer.
After what seemed like several hours of The Queen explaining to Mrs Bacon's elderly relatives the idea of Dim Sum, and that no they could not have their favourite sweet n sour; we eventually ordered.
Mrs Bacon always has the Crab meat & Sweetcorn Soup, and she was very happy with it. My Hot & Sour soup was bloody terrible. Not hot and spicy enough and an awful gloopy quality with rubbery prawns.
An absolutely awful bowl of soup and tasteless at that. (I normally like this dish.)
|Hot & Sour soup - just awful.|
|Crab Meat & Sweetcorn Soup. Mrs Bacon's favourite.|
|Deep Fried Chicken Spring rolls.|
|Steamed Prawn Dumplings.|
|Pork Belly & Mushroom Dumplings.|
|Beef & Ginger Dumplings.|
|Beijing Aromatic Crispy Duck.|
All in all the Dim Sum was a fairly average choice but it was all quite cheap. The service was very slow and not particularly friendly. Despite there being hundreds of waiters milling round it was almost impossible to catch the eye of one. Many did not speak much English so it was tricky to ask them anything more than a simple order.
To top it all, I'd just spent £5 on parking on the street, I remember when it used to be free on a Sunday. We left The Queen and the elderlies and went to the delights of Aldi in Old Trafford….
Price: Ok value cheap eats with no frills.
Atmosphere: Buzzing, full of Chinese families.
Star dish: Beijing aromatic crispy duck with pancakes.