Manchester Restaurants Delivering This Chinese New Year

Holly Eliza Temple

Manchester’s Chinese New Year celebrations are not to be missed, with St. Peter’s Square and Chinatown being transformed by the weekend-long celebrations. This usually involves a traditional Dragon Parade, street sellers and performances, and a firework display erupting in the city centre. However, due to coronavirus restrictions, welcoming in the Year of the Ox will look a little different. Thankfully, if you’re bringing in the new year from home, we’ve rounded up a selection of Chinese restaurants that are still open for business, bringing the celebrations to you.

Image via Little Yang Sing on Facebook

Little Yang Sing, Chinatown
Little Yang Sing is one of the most popular restaurants in Chinatown, with its elegant interior and impressive banquet menus. Luckily, the traditional Cantonese menu is available on Deliveroo, so that you can still enjoy their famed Dim Sum like Prawn Wonton dumplings, Duck Spring Rolls or Steamed Pork Buns. And no feast at Little Yang Sing is complete without a pile of their Crispy Soft Shell Crab, with a choice of salt and pepper or spicy seasoning. The delivery menu boasts something for everyone, with pork, duck and fillet steak dishes, as well as seafood and a huge vegetarian menu.

Photo via Jai (Vegan Chinese Restaurant) on Deliveroo

Also in Chinatown, Jai is a vegan Chinese restaurant, available on Deliveroo or Ubereats. Selecting fresh ingredients daily, Jai delivers 100% vegan traditional Chinese dishes – why not try their Kung Pao “King Prawn”, General Tso’s mock chicken or mock lamb skewers? For the sharers among you, there’s a great range of Dim Sum and appetisers, from salt and pepper tofu to spicy Sichuan wontons. 

Image via Tattu on Facebook

Tattu, Spinningfields
For something a little different, Tattu is a restaurant and bar in the upmarket Spinningfields, serving innovative dishes and a sensory experience. From 29th January, you can now easily order from their Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Edinburgh restaurants by clicking “Tattu to You” on their website. The contemporary restaurant offers a taster menu available to collect from the restaurant or via Deliveroo. Reimagine Chinese cuisine with Tattu’s inventive dishes, like Lotus Chips with kimchi, bacon and sriracha aioli to snack on, or small plates like Salt and Pepper Aubergine and Black Pepper Honey Ribs. 

Image via Fuzion Noodle Bar on Facebook

Fuzion Noodle Bar, Fallowfield
Going further afield from the city centre, Fuzion is a casual noodle bar in the popular neighbourhood of Fallowfield that celebrates Pan-Asian cooking with its creative menu. To start, why not try Salt and Pepper Halloumi or Tempura Cauliflower bites. Their main dishes are sure to impress, with contemporary specials like Singapore Halloumi Vermicelli noodles, or Hangover Sweet Potato Katsu. For the traditionalists, you can still find your favourites –

Chinese Satay, or Firecracker Crispy Chicken. Fuzion is available on Deliveroo for home delivery, or GoodEats for click and collect.

Image via The Rice Bowl on Facebook
The Rice Bowl, Central Manchester
A family-run restaurant in the city centre, the Lau family opened the restaurant on Manchester’s Cross Street in 1960. Passionate about the celebration of traditional Chinese cooking and fusion dishes, The Rice Bowl is still open for delivery via Ubereats or Deliveroo – or contact the restaurant directly for collection. The extensive menu features a selection of luxurious Dim Sum, like pork and kimchi gyoza, tiger prawn sesame toast or sirloin steak rolls. Main dishes give you a taste of history, with a traditional clay oven-roasted duck, or classic rice and noodle dishes. Seafood lovers can enjoy monkfish, sizzling king prawns or crispy cod, as well as a winning vegetarian selection featuring mock duck, corn fries and fluffy vegetable dumplings, ensuring everyone can celebrate with their favourite dishes.

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