Chinese New Year: Sit-in or take-away, here’s the best Liverpool chinese eateries
Chinese New Year celebrations are about to sweep the city and you need to bring your appetite!
What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year in Liverpool than with family and friends and a whole load of delicious food?! Whether you’re going out to watch the mesmerising Dragon Parade, light show or street theatre or staying in with a takeaway for two, we’ve got all the info you need to start the Year of the Pig with a satisfied, full belly!
First up lets talk about Liverpool’s fascination with Sui mai, because when we asked for your favourite dish recommendations, you all raved about it!
Who would’ve known that this traditional Cantonese dumpling, filled with ground pork, mushrooms, ginger and spring onions could cause such a stir across one western city? If you’re having a party and there’s no Sui mai, is it really a scouse party?
You also told us that it’s not to easy to actually find this delicious dim-sum around the city anymore so we’ve done a bit of a recce and found you the following restaurants and markets to get your Sui mai fix! Just save us one, wont you?!
New Orchid Garden, West Derby
New Orchid Garden not only offers sumptuous sit-down meals but also a take away service and their Chinese New Year set menu features their divine sui mai as standard. This contemporary themed restaurant has been serving up some of the best Chinese and Cantonese cuisine for more than 20 years and remains a firm favourite with us scousers. Check out the menu’s (and the prawn and pork sui mai) by clicking here.
Chi Nar Kitchen, Penny Lane
Second on the list of best siu mai producers is the Chi Nar Kitchen on Penny Lane. For a mere £3.20 you can feast on a portion of these delightful dumplings and even better, you can get them delivered straight to your door! With 5 star reviews on Just Eat, this Allerton based take-away begins delivery form 5:45pm daily, so plan your weekend and get your order in now! Check out the menu and customer reviews here.
Shang Hai House, Northway
How about a dum-sum combination starter for two to share this weekend as you get into the Chinese New Year spirit? Get online and order your banquette, including the delicious pork sui mai, plus crispy wontons, spring rolls and prawn toast from the Shang Hai House, Wavertree. We’re drooling just reading the menu! Place your order here
Merseyside is teaming with Chinese restaurants and takeaways serving up tasty treats from the old favourites: prawn toast, crispy duck and chicken fried rice, to the modern twists and fusion dishes such as pork belly bao and lamb chop lollipops! Why not get dolled up, see the festivities and book into one of these amazing restaurants serving up the best of Chinese cuisine?
Lady Jade, St Oswald Street
How’s this for a starter? The Lady Jade restaurant, on St Oswalds Street, Old Swan is rated 5 stars on Facebook and number 1 on TripAdvisor with diners raving about the top notch service, child out atmosphere and of course the fabulous food. Don’t miss your chance to try it, get down there quick as it’s sadly closing on 3rd Feb. Click here to see the menu and book your table.
Eastern Diner, Allerton Road
With an aim to deliver fast, fresh food, bursting with authentic ingredients, the Eastern Diner on the corner or Green Lane and Allerton Road has long been a favourite with families, couples and late night diners. From tasty soups and starters to banquettes and sizzling steak fillets, there’s something for everyone. Click here to find out more.
Chy, Lark Lane
Fancy an affordable Chinese in luxury surroundings? Then Chy is for you, and we love the Lark Lane branch for its proximity to all the brilliant bars and quirky shops! With an extensive menu featuring exquisite food and a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere, Chy Lark Lane is another family favourite and perfect for date night too. Choose your favourite dish and book a table here.
Ying Wah, Woolton Village
Serving quality, Chinese food to the Woolton Community for more than 30 years, Ying Wah came highly recommended when we asked for your best restaurants. Alongside traditional winners such as crispy aromatic duck, delicious wontons and tonnes of main courses, Ying Wah also offers some gluten free and veggie dishes too. Click here to find out more.
Chung Ku, Riverside Drive
Good Food Guide award-winning restaurant, Chung Ku, on Riverside Drive offers stunning riverside views to accompany its stunning array of dishes. The specials menu is raved about a loyal customers are keen to try new dishes every time they return. From Crispy battered king prawns and steamed scollops to crispy crackling belly pork and a range of vegan and veggie dishes, there’s something for everyone here. Click here to preview the menu and choose your favourite dish.
Matou, Pier Head
Pan Asian restaurant and lounge, Matou has easily the best view of our stunning city. With seating for 120 people this is one of our favourite lunch venues for a tasty, filling meal. The lamb satay, veggie spring rolls, stir fried beef and lemon grass sorbet are a match made in lunchtime heaven! Check it out for yourself here.
Yuet Ben, Upper Duke Street
Just a year short of its 50th anniversary, Yuet Ben has received rave reviews from local and national media alike, and is a stalwart of Chinatown in Liverpool. Yuet Ben means Welcome honoured guest and the restaurant and staff couldn’t be any more faithful to its name. Whether it’s your first time tasting the very best of Beijing cuisine, or you’re a fine connoisseur, you’ll love what Yuet Ben has to offer. Click here to find out more.
Create Your Own Chinese Banquet
If you fancy a bit of a challenge this Chinese New Year weekend, why not have a go at creating your favourite dishes at home, using authentic ingredients from one of the many local Chinese supermarkets? We’ve reckon you’ll be amazed by some of the exotic products that are available right on our doorstep, and its a great experience for the little chefs too! Recipe at the ready, here’s three of the best Liverpool based Chinese supermarkets that will inspire your cooking.
Matta’s International Foods, Bold Street
From rice vinegar to bean curd and wheatgrass powder, you’ll find all manner of wonderful items right in the heart of the city, at Matta’s. Find out more here.
Chung Wah Supermarket, Hardy Street
Chung Wah is a huge favourite among students for their brilliant discounts and deals, plus friendly staff and huge array of produce. Go and have a wander round. Find out more info here.
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