By Melissa Chan @Bigfoodbigcity
DIM SUM-BODY ASK FOR THE BEST CHINESE IN LIVERPOOL?
Well look no further, I bare the answers. Liverpool’s China town is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe and locates some of the BEST Chinese restaurants around (as well as the prettiest arch I reckon.)
I’ve got to say, Chinese food can be one of the most versatile and most delicious
cuisines - although I may be biased growing up in a Chinese family and being exposed to the cuisine throughout my life - the food can vary from sweet and savoury dishes, small plates to VERY large and the sense of community and warmth it brings to the table, everyone should indulge when they can.
BIG BOWL NOODLE BAR:
12-14 Berry Street, L1 4JF
First up on my list is Big Bowl Noodle Bar, located at the end of Berry Street, close to Bold street. By the name, I think you can gather what the portion sizes are.
WITH AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF DISHES TO CHOOSE FROM, YOU CAN’T REALLY GO WRONG.
Costing on average £6-8 per dish, you will be full and satisfied to the brim (with probably extra to take home to enjoy later). The tables are decorated full of little hand written notes and drawings from customers.
The service is quick and they do combination meals, platters and their legendary ‘Big Bowl Noodle’ and ‘Big Bowl Rice’ which will leave you stuffed but wanting to finish because it tastes so good.
7 Berry Street, L1 9DF
I’m Berry (Street) crazy about the Chinese cuisine dotted around Liverpool. Another delicious go to spot is the Tokyo, dotted with its simple benches and wooden décor. Their £5 lunch meal deal has my heart; either a starter soup (hot & sour or chicken & sweetcorn) then a choice of main or A big noodle soup...
GREAT FOR A QUICK AND CHEAP EATERY, YET FULL OF TASTE.
187-189 London Road, L3 8JG
Working our way around town, is Good taste restaurant located on London road.
THIS IS A PROPER HIDDEN GEM WHICH WE FOUND DURING OUR LOCK DOWN TAKEAWAY ADDICTION
Now, I think they may do THE biggest portion and tastiest version of a Singapore
vermicelli. It has the perfect amount of spice, as well as a range of meats and specifically two prawns usually, very perfect for when you’re going halves with someone!
Photo: Chamber 36
99 Lark Lane, L17 8UP
We got an array of dim sum including traffic light dumplings (Jiaozi, Har Gao, So Choi), char sui bao, King prawn Cheung fun and Sheng Jian bao.
The colours of the dough and fillings were so capturing, certainly a sight for eating with your eyes.The flavours also amazing, it just left you wanting more and more, we were almost full before our main dishes.
2 Riverside Drive, Trans Pennine Trail, L3 4DB
WANTING BEAUTIFUL SCENERY WHILST YOU MUNCH AWAY ON THE MOST AUTHENTIC DIM SUM? CHUNG KU IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.
Located overlooking the river Mersey, it’s a beautiful restaurant both within and out and follows many Chinese traditions. With the lazy Susan’s in the middle of the large round tables, the carts filled high with bamboo baskets holding steaming dim sum dishes, you can’t help but feel excited yet settled in the environment. Their 3 meat roast is the best middle dish for the table. The meat is so tender and juicy, paired with simple boiled rice and a side of jasmine tea to wash it down with.
45-49 Berry Street, L1 9DF
Another lock down find, however during a previous Chinese New Year, I managed to pick up a takeaway box.
THEIR SINGAPORE VERMICELLI IS ALSO A HOUSEHOLD FAVOURITE, WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SPICE AND A GOOD SELECTION OF MEATS, IT IS A GREAT TREAT.
Although I haven’t ventured to their indoors, the look of their cocktails and beautiful sleek interior, I do make it my mission.