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SCoM Pre-Season Meal In Manchester's Chinatown

By Norman Atkinson

Sunday 7th. September. It was a hot and sunny with shirtsleeves being the order of the day. The venue was the Kwok Man in Manchester.

On a normal Sunday the restaurant is crowded with Chinese families, and on this occasion our group of twelve was the only non-Chinese group. This gives a clue as to the quality of food being served, which was first class.

Our choice of soup - chicken and sweet corn or hot and sour - were both tasty. A selection of dim sum followed, consisting of spring rolls, seaweed, prawn and beef dumplings, and spare ribs. The meal progressed better and better with sweet and sour pork, fried king prawns, egg-fried rice, beef with green pepper, and sliced duck with black bean sauce. Tea was served up all through the meal from an everlasting pot. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Following the meal, a group of five set off on our own made-to-measure walk, based on a guide map, which Marj had obtained from the tourist office. This took us along to the famous Canal Street; we then followed the canal towpath down to Castlefield, seeing in the process the back view of a number of buildings such as the Bridgewater Hall. Finally a cooling drink was taken at an outside table at one of the many hostelries.

It was a great day and thanks must go to Marj for organising the event. Don't forget to come next year.