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Once the only Manchester restaurant known to out-of-towners, this vast Chinatown institution has long enjoyed unfailing support. At times, accusations of laurel-resting ring disappointingly true,
but – at its best – Yang Sing still has charm, vibrancy & very good dim sum. Avoid the much-vaunted ostrich steak with lemongrass sauce (tough) & head instead for the fresh fish &
seafood, perfectly steamed dumplings & cracking roast meats. The smartly refurbished dining room is so huge – & the waiting team so large – that service can be a mixed bag. Get lucky,
though, & you’ll enjoy a masterful charm offensive.
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I receive quite a few invites from restaurants and PR companies these days so it takes something pretty interesting to attract my attention. That certainly came last week in the form of an invite to the launch party of ‘Ping Pong Cha’, Manchester’s first ping pong residency!
It’s not every day you get invited to eat dim sum, drink beer and play ping pong. I love beer and dim sum so jumped at the chance, forgetting that I haven’t played ping pong (or table tennis as I almost certainly called it at the time) since a European camping holiday in the 90s and am sadly lacking in the hand-eye coordination department. What could possibly go wrong?... More from Food Geek UK »