This is the best Chinese restaurant that I have ever experienced, and i’ve been coming here for ten years; often weekly.
What I find surprising is that if you were to ask a lot of Glaswegians, they wouldn’t know that we had a Chinatown. Granted, it’s not a city within a city like London or Manchester’s versions- it’s a small shopping arcade with a bakery and supermarket, a fishmongers, and a restaurant- but it is something that you are really missing out on if you haven’t visited.
A good way to to judge a Chinese restaurant is by the number of Chinese people who eat there. If you go here on a Sunday afternoon it is packed to the rafter’s with Glasgow’s Chinese population having a family get-together over authentic cuisine.
Chicken Satay Skewers is my favourite Chinese main course dish, and I won’t eat it anywhere else but here. I have never found a match (or even a contender) for their Satay Sauce.
Having Dim Sum here at Chinatown Glasgow is my favourite way to spend an afternoon. For those who don’t know, it’s like tapas- lots of small dumplings of assorted fillings and cooked in a variety of ways.
Some of my favourites are Har Kau (Steamed King Prawn Dumplings), Sieu Mai (Steamed Pork & Crab Dumplings), King Prawn Cheung Fung (Steamed Thick Rice Noodle Filled With King Prawns), and Pork & Vegetable Dumpling (Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Filled With Pork & Vegetables).
Chinatown Glasgow also do an amazing fresh Young Chow Fried Rice (Fried Rice With Peas, Prawns, Pork & Chicken) to go alongside.
Post-lunch always involves a trip to the Chinese bakery in the Chinatown arcade. It makes its cakes in-house and they are weird, wonderful and delicious. My favourite is the Buttercream Sponge.
You have simply got to visit Chinatown Glasgow if you are a fan of Chinese cooking.