Chinese cooking is one of the great cuisines of the world but too many Chinese restaurants in the UK serve over-sweet, over-salty food that doesn’t appeal to my taste. But there are exceptions in most cities – such as Chop Chop in Edinburgh and the Manchurian, in Aberdeen.
We have never eaten there in the evening but have been for their Dim Sum lunch a few times, which is really very good. For some reason, you have to ask for the Dim Sum menu which is not huge but which certainly offered enough variety. We had, I think, 10 different dishes – I won’t list them all here but highlights were the Pork and Crab dumplings, crispy beef dumplings, Char Sui pork buns and Vietnamese spring rolls.
We also had fish congee (rice porridge) – which looks like wallpaper paste but tastes delicious. Take a risk and try it – but beware the beef belly if you don’t like tripe.