Modern ‘British Chinese’ from accountant turned restaurateur Henry Yau that has quickly become a firm favourite in Alty. As we predicted in March, he is now scattering those black sesame seeds further afield with branches due to open in Rochdale and Stockport. WowYauChow is east meets west, bringing a modern British twist to some Chinese classics served as small plates to encourage sharing, tasting and hopefully less waste.
The prices are in the ‘very reasonable’ bracket, so it can be a good cheaper eats option or you can load up your table with all sorts, banquet style. Think sticky belly pork bao with pickled vegetables, soft yet crispy pot stickers with red vinegar and ginger dipping sauce or crispy king prawns with sriracha mayo. Comforting Chinese takeaway classics like sweet and sour chicken, prawns in black bean sauce and crispy chilli beef are there too, again in smaller portions for grazing, usually bringing a modern twist like the addition of watermelon to the piquant, sweet n sour sauce. All this in a sharp, modern environment with a palette inspired by Hong Kong street markets on a backdrop of very Mancunian exposed brickwork and not a starched tablecloth in sight.