Food & Drink
A local’s guide to Liverpool’s Chinatown
1 month ago
We’re diving deep into Liverpool’s very own Chinatown, it’s a whirlwind of colours, culture, and, most importantly, incredible food!
Believe it or not, Liverpool’s Chinatown is the oldest one in Europe! It’s been a part of the city’s tapestry for over 200 years, tracing its roots back to the mid-19th century when Chinese sailors settled here.
The Chinese arch that marks the entrance to Chinatown stands at 15 meters tall, it’s a symbol of unity, adorned with intricate dragons and vibrant colours that light up the streets.
Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavours! Liverpool’s Chinatown is a culinary haven, offering an array of authentic Chinese dishes from dim sum to aromatic stir-fries that’ll make your mouth water.
Beyond the food and festivities, Chinatown is a hub for arts and culture. The Pagoda Arts organization, for example, celebrates Chinese culture through art, music, and performances.
Let’s take a look at some of the amazing places you can visit:
Chung Wah Supermarket
An emporium that beckons with its shelves laden with a kaleidoscope of Asian ingredients, spices, and exotic treats, offering a sensory voyage through the flavours and aromas of the East right in the heart of the city.
Man Tsuen Ho’s
The new kid in (China)town!
Serving up Hong Kong-style dim sum creations and treating diners to an irresistible array of delicate dumplings and delectable bites that transport taste buds straight to the vibrant streets of Asia.
A beloved institution that has been dishing out delectable Cantonese cuisine since 1968, welcoming generations of diners to savor traditional flavors and culinary artistry that have stood the test of time.
Bon Bon Bakery
Boss place for all pastry enthusiasts, where artfully crafted pastries and baked goods tempt with their exquisite presentation and heavenly taste, making each visit a sweet and savoury adventure.
The bustling culinary destination, renowned for its diverse and flavourful Chinese dishes that will tantalise your tastebuds! Open until 2am, it’s a boss one after night out!
A treasured destination for lovers of authentic Chinese cuisine, with a menu bursting with delectable dishes. Their warm ambiance creates a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of the Far East.
Liverpool Chinese Gospel Church
A vibrant spiritual community that fosters a sense of belonging and faith among Liverpool’s Chinese population, offering a welcoming space for worship, fellowship, and cultural celebration in a multicultural cityscape.
The Black-E in Liverpool is a dynamic cultural hub that has been igniting creativity and community engagement since the 1960s, hosting a diverse range of arts events, workshops, and performances that celebrate artistic expression and inclusivity.
Great George Square
Found at the bottom of Nelson Street near Chinatown, the square is a charming urban oasis. A nice little sun trap on a sunny day, there’s even a little playground for the kids.
Located in the heart of Chinatown on Nelson Street. It’s a beloved haunt for bagel fans, where handcrafted, chewy delights are adorned with an array of creative and tasty fillings.
Their breakfast bagels are NOT to be missed!
Serving up authentic Sichuan cuisine, Ma Bo delivers a symphony of bold flavours and fiery spices similar to those found on the vibrant streets of China’s southwestern province.
Another favourite among the locals! Check out their expansive menu of Cantonese and Sichuan delights. You won’t want to miss out on this!
China City in Liverpool is a longstanding culinary landmark renowned for its extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes and its warm, inviting atmosphere, making it a go-to destination for both local foodies and visitors craving an authentic taste of the Orient.