The Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester is the second largest shopping and leisure mall in the United Kingdom. The mall is built in Rococco/late Baroque style in design, with eclectic elements of Art Deco and Egyptian Revival. There are three domed atria along the length of the mall, and middle dome is supposed to be bigger than that at St Paul’s Cathedral! Decorated in white, crystal and gold this mall has the largest food court in the all of Europe. The Orient is designed like the deck of a 1930s liner and seat 1,600 people and has over 30 restaurants, grills and bars.
Yang Sing Cathay in the China Town section was our destination for lunch. The restaurant has indoor seating as well as a outside seating. We decided to sit outside and ordered a few dumplings, starters and soups.
This is what we ordered – Minced Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup, Peking Hot and Sour Soup, Steamed Beef Dumpling in Ginger and Spring Onion, Steamed Pork and Prawn Sui Mai, Paper Wrapped Prawns with Water Chestnut and Coriander, Chicken and Sesame Cake and Beef Curry Samosa.
The soups were a wee bit thick with corn flour for me. The Beef Curry Samosas were good. The dumplings were okay. They only serve three or four dumplings per portion.
We were too full to try rest of the menu. Another time.