The Best Food & Drink to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2021

This weekend provides the perfect excuse for ordering in a huge Chinese banquet...

By Manchester's Finest | 11 February 2021

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Contemporary Chinese Cook-at-Home Boxes by Tattu
If you were only set to get one delivery or collection this weekend – make it Tattu’s new Contemporary Chinese Cook-at-Home Boxes. A combination of the restaurant’s best-selling dishes, the menu starts with a classic Tattu small plate – Crispy Aromatic Duck Spring Rolls and for the main event, Tattu’s famous Fillet Steak and Caramel Soy with Special Fried Sweet Potato. All polished off with a bottle of Barossa Shiraz red wine.

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Tattu Restaurant and Bar, 3, 4 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB


Lunar New Year by FUKU Street Food
Order or collect FUKU’s Lunar New Year & Valentines Week Special which looks amazing! It comes with; Double Stacked Burger, Spring Rolls, Korean Fried Chicken, Salt & Pepper wings, Sriracha Mayo bites, Chicken Katsu Curry, Fried Egg & Rice, Salt & Pepper Fries, Prawn Crackers, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake & Dipping sauces. Mega.

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The World’s First WOK-FRIED Pizza by Chopstix
You can order yourself some great Chinese grub from Chopstix this New Year, but they’ve also released a recipe for creating the world’s first WOK FRIED pizza – topped with Chopstix’s very own Teriyaki Beef. It looks great and I’m sure it’ll taste fantastic too – and who doesn’t want pizza on a weekend!?

How to make… The World’s First WOK PAN Pizza

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Happy Seasons
A great little restaurant slap-bang in the middle of China Town, Happy Seasons is up there with the best, and is a great option for delivery this Chinese New Year. They’ve got a special this weekend – Lobster – which you can get whole or with noodles – coated in ginger or chilli. Make sure you get a Crispy Duck too.

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Happy Seasons Restaurant, 59 Faulkner St, Manchester M1 4FF


Red Chilli
A Manchester institution with a menu almost as long as the Great Wall itself, Red Chilli is a great option for a Chinese banquet this New Year. They’ve a huge selection of Dim Sum and Salt & Pepper Dishes, and their offering of traditional Beijing and Sichuan specials is unmatched (by most anyway).

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Red Chilli, 403-419 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9WL


Blue Eyed Panda
If you live in or near Ancoats, then there’s no better place to order your Chinese grub from this weekend than the impeccable Blue Eyed Panda. Everything you’d ever expect to see on a menu is here and it’s all done exceptionally well. I’ve got a particular soft spot for their Monkfish with ginger and spring onions – make sure you get that at the very least.

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Blue Eyed Panda, 3 Jersey St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6JA
0161 207 8788


Little Yang Sing
Much like their ‘big sister’ up the road, Little Yang Sing is the perfect place for the quintessential Chinese experience. Always the highest quality and a huge menu, it’s all about their Dim Sum and Starters if you ask me. Steamed dumplings, Chicken Wings, BBQ Ribs, Crispy Duck – it’s all amazing.

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Little Yang Sing, 17 George St, Manchester M1 4HE




Chinese New Year at Yang Sing
Naturally, there’s a ton of options for Chinese New Year at Yang Sing, including their usual take out and delivery menu, a Dumpling Kit (£22) to make your own DIY Beijing Pork Dumplings, Poon Choi (£60 – £80) a Hakka-style family celebration dish with all the traditional ingredients incl abalone & black moss and even a Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (£168) with all the trimmings!

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Yang Sing, 34 Princess St, Manchester M1 4JY


Salt & Pepper @ Arndale Market
Celebrate the biggest day in the Chinese calendar by tucking into some of the best Chinese food in the city centre – courtesy of always busy Arndale Market stalwarts – Salt & Pepper. You can’t go wrong with anything from here – so head on over and get some fried goodies coated in that mega salt and pepper seasoning.


Fuzion Noodle Bar
A student institution, Fuzion in Fallowfield is somewhere that always manages to quickly sort out any problem you may have, whether it’s hunger-related or hangover-related. They have a massive menu of not just Chinese goodies and their noodles are excellent. They also have a long list of things that they’ve ‘salt & peppered’ and they’re all amazing.

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Fuzion Noodle Bar, 264 Wilmslow Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6JR


Sweet Mandarin
This Northern Quarter restaurant has been offering takeaway through lockdown, and they’ve been a real life-saver when faced with the Chinese hunger sweats. They’re doing Click & Collect through their website and there’s a great selection of Vegan and Gluten Free options too.

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Sweet Mandarin, 19 Copperas St, Manchester M4 1HS



Glamorous Chinese Restaurant
There’s an actual restaurant above Wing Yip on Oldham Road and they decided to call it ‘Glamorous’. You can’t pop up there at the moment (obviously), so there’s no way that you can see how glamorous it is – but you CAN get a takeaway from here and I can assure you it’ll be very good indeed.

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