Various Cuisines in Manchester

I love taking pictures of food, especially those with good presentation. Although we are working around busy university schedule, we occasionally take the time to dine out, sometimes we want to try something new, other times we stick to the usual chinese cuisine.  While this is not a food blog, these are some of the nice places and cuisines I’ve eaten around Manchester.

CHINESE CUISINE

Fu’s

Our most frequent visit in our first two years in Manchester. The price is reasonable and it comes with free sesame seed balls!

Sesame Seed Balls

Sesame Seed Balls

Han Dynasty

A  choice of hot pot or karaoke room!

Hot Pot

Hot Pot

Han Dynasty (3)

Kwok Man

Kwok Man (1)

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

Ocean Treasure 235

Located at near the AMC Cinema, the food presentation is impeccable. We only come to this restaurant for special occasions like birthdays.

Ocean Treasure

Soft Shell Crab

Soft Shell Crab

Squid

Squid

Ocean Treasure (1)

Pacific

Best dimsum place in Manchester! Some may argue that Glamorous is better, but pacific is nearer!

"chen shao"

“chen shao”

Jiao Ji

Jiao Ji

Pacific

Pearl City

Egg tarts

Egg tarts

ARABIC CUISINE

Petra
Victoria Park M13 0HR

I came here once after my design project. It was quite a long bus ride from my place… but it is my first try on Arabic food. Don’t really know what the dishes are called, but each  gives a unique taste to my palate.

Petra (1)

Petra (2)

Petra

ARGENTINEAN CUISINE

Gaucho Grill
Deansgate M3 2LB

While this place is well-known for its steak, being a non-beef eater I had fish and some had lamb. I hear the steak are amazing, but what’s even better —- the complimentary freshly baked bread!

Complimentary bread

Complimentary bread

Fish

Fish

Lamb

Lamb

AMERICAN CUISINE

Alchemist
Spinningfields M3 3HF

The food is pretty standard but the drinks are quite interesting. Should definitely try some cocktails.

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Crispy Baby Calamari

Crispy Baby Calamari

Red Grape Cooler

Red Grape Cooler

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)
Old Trafford

While GBK has many franchise worldwide including Malaysia, it is my first time I’ve heard of it. The atmosphere is nice, and the greek lamb is amazing. It is my first time trying skinny fries too 🙂

GBK (4)

Greek Lamb Burger

Greek Lamb Burger

Skinny fries

Skinny fries

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

TGIF

Prawn Salad

Prawn Salad

TGIF (1)

ASIAN FUSION

Vermillion Cinnabar
Hulme Hall Lane, M40 8AD

Vermillion
Vermillion (1) Vermillion (2)
Vermillion (3) Vermillion (4)

GREEK CUISINE

Rozafa
City Centre M2 4EQ

Rozafa (1)

Rozafa (2)

Rozafa

INDIAN CUISINE

East Z East
Princess Street, M1 7DG

HAHA, i always thought this was pronounced “East-to-East”. This place offers high service and good environment with moderate price.

East to East starters

East to East starters

Lamb Skewers

Lamb Skewers

Zouk
Oxford Road, M1 5QS

Although the food is good, this place offers inconsistent service. Been here a couple of times and sometimes the service is tuh-rie-ble..

Lamb Mix Grill

Lamb Mix Grill

ITALIAN CUISINE

Don Giovanni

Best spaghetti carbonara I’ve tasted! (And I’ve tried spaghetti carbonara in Italy as well).

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Risotto

Risotto

Felicini
City Centre, M1 5EE

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Prawn Spaghetti

Prawn Spaghetti

Cafe Rouge
Deansgate M3 2ER

Duck Confit

Duck Confit

Zizzi
Deansgate

ZiZZi

San Carlo
City Centre, M3 2WY

San Carlo

San Carlo

"Tiger Prawn"

“Tiger Prawn”

3 in 1 Pasta

3 in 1 Pasta

Rosso
City Centre

A semi-fine dining so we dressed semi-casually for dinner!

Rosso

Rosso (3)

Rosso (2)

JAPANESE CUISINE

Samsi
Whitworth Street

Located just opposite my apartment, I’ve frequent this restaurant over the past four years for so many times I’ve lost count. There was a secret basement place that offers food half the price, but they decide to remove it (after a fire?) in my final year.

Chicken Curry Katsu

Chicken Curry Katsu

Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki

Sushi  and Sashimi Platter

Sushi and Sashimi Platter

KOREAN CUISINE

Bandibul
City Centre M2 4EG

Ddukbokkie 떡볶이  / Rice Cake /

Ddukbokkie 떡볶이 / Rice Cake

Bibimbap 비빔밥 / Mixed Rice

Bibimbap 비빔밥 / Mixed Rice

Ddukbokkie 떡볶이  / Rice Cake /

Ddukbokkie 떡볶이 / Rice Cake /

MEXICAN

Barburittos

Fajitas

Fajitas

SPANISH CUISINE

La Tasca
Deansgate M3 2FW

Tapas - prawn

Tapas – prawn

Paella

Paella

La Tasca

Desserts

Desserts

THAI CUISINE

Try Thai
Chinatown

Try Thai (1)

Try Thai starter

Try Thai starter

TURKISH CUISINE

Efes Restaurant
Princess Street, M1 6HR

Buffet style

Buffet Counter

Buffet Counter

Profiteroles

Profiteroles

VIETNAMESE CUiSINE

I Am Pho
Chinatown M1 4HF

Excellent  service and food!

Bun rieu cua - noodles with minced crab

Bun rieu cua – noodles with minced crab

Nem Cuon Tom - Prawn Rolls

Nem Cuon Tom – Prawn Rolls

Handmade Noodle King
Chinatown

Chicken Satay Handmade Noodles

Chicken Satay Handmade Noodles

Lamb satay

Lamb satay

TEAS & DESSERT

BEST SECTION FOR LAST! 😀

Archies
Oxford Road

Million Dollar Shake

Million Dollar Shake

Dessert Room
Chinatown

This place plays korean songs – unfortunately I’m not a fan. But the snow ice is worth coming back for.

Pandan Waffles

Pandan Waffles

Durian snow Ice

Durian snow Ice

Mango snow ice

Mango snow ice

Green Tea Snow Ice

Green Tea Snow Ice

Patisserie Valerie
Deansgate

We order a lot of our birthday cakes here.

Birthday cake

Birthday cake

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Sugar Junction

Sugar Junction (1) Sugar Junction

Teacup and Cakes

Scones

Scones

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Spicy Tomato Soup

Spicy Tomato Soup

Organic Pink Rose Buds Tea

Organic Pink Rose Buds Tea

Bagel Nash
Manchester Arndale

After much recommendation, I decide to give this a try – and it’s worth it!

Crayfish & Avocado Bagel

Crayfish & Avocado Bagel

Cafe Nero

Cafe Nero hot chocolate

Cafe Nero hot chocolate

Cafe Nero cappuccino

Cafe Nero cappuccino

Hehe, if you’ve reached all the way to the end of this post, congratulations! There are about 100 pictures in this post! 😀

Are you hungry now?

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4 thoughts on “Various Cuisines in Manchester

  1. caroline says:

    *applause* Nice post and nice pics! (Not on a hungry tummy)
    Lol at the Alchemist red grape cooler pic with someone’s face blurred out. 😛
    And it’s Zouk I thinkkk? Hahaha.

    • Jill says:

      Hahahahaa! We should go more places so I can update this list. and i blurred the face because i wanted to focus on the drink itself :))

      Thank you for the corrections! xx

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