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Michael Wan’s Mandarin featured in Huffington Post

11th August 2016 by Gareth Thomas

10 Best Places In The UK To Eat Authentic Asian

Luckily for those of us residing in the UK who happen to love the explosive flavours and healthiness of delicious Asian food, there are plenty of places to sample authentic Asian dishes across the country – at any price point.

In the past few years there have also been an increasing number of restaurants and street food stalls opening which focus on introducing the UK public to new tastes and ingredients, specialising in meals that are staples of more regional cuisines rather than distinctly less exciting Anglo-Asian fare.

One example is Chilli Daddy, the Bristol-based food stall run by Dr. Weng since 2011, which brings the authentic flavours of Szechuan cooking (noodles, hotpots, beansprout salads, spare ribs and lots of spice) to its Perry Street outpost and the Wine Street Food Market every Friday.

With every dish £5 and under, using recipes passed down from Dr. Weng’s grandmother (she taught his mother, who then taught him to cook back in China in the 1980s and 1990s), Chilli Daddy combines tradition with the contemporary need for tasty, affordable food on the go.

When it comes to fine dining, there is no shortage of fabulous Asian restaurants on the other end of the spectrum, like London’s Michelin-starred Kai Mayfair, with its sophisticated backdrop, top wines and bold menu which pushes the boundaries of tradition – the restaurant’s hashtag is liberatedchinesecooking.

From London’s top haunts to a gem in Blackpool, click through the slideshow below for some fabulous places to eat tasty Asian food across the UK…

Michael Wan’s Mandarin
Lancashire-based Michael Wan’s Mandarin was established in 1961. The purveyor of Cantonese cuisine is lauded as “superb,” “fantastic,” “delicious and consistent,” with “fabulous food,” by the critics on TripAdvisor, landing it a spot as one of the top 10 Chinese restaurants in the UK based on customer reviews. Signature dishes include Twice Cooked Pork, Zesty Lemon Chicken and Huan San Fish and Tofu Stew. Michael Wan’s Mandarin, 27 Clifton Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1JD, 01253 622687
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Pauline Lai, Owner of Michael Wan's Mandarin

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01253 622687

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