Thursday 20/10/2005


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Diary and Notes

I'm not going to write much today as I've pretty much run out of things to say. I will mention that I handed my PhD thesis in today and also, if you haven't noticed, it's the last day of my challenge. I hope it's been as entertaining for you as it has been for me. I will be doing a review later and it should appear on the site in a few days.

I had quite a long think about what to do for a final day. My original idea was to eat nothing and give the money from my non existent feast to Oxfam. This did seem a little sanctimonious and hypocritical considering all the food I've stuffed into myself throughout this year. My other plan was to deliberately fail my challenge by having a traditional roast beef dinner - in the spirit of "It's not the winning but the playing of the game." that's important. But then seeing as I'd handed in my PhD and it was time for a bit of a celebration I changed my mind and decided to do something a little more in keeping with the true spirit of my blog. All I am going to say is: Grand Buffet at the Yang Sing in Manchester.

Goodbye my friends and if you are ever in Manchester you really must have this one day for a treat - I wont describe each dish as I couldn't do the food justice. Try it for yourselves - this must be the best Chinese restaurant in Britain by far.

Hopefully I'll be back in the new year as 'Captain Fad' - a different food fad/scare-mongered inspired diet, based on what I read in the Daily Mail or Daily Express, every week. Until then I'm going to take a break and enjoy eating whatever I want, whenever I want it - roll on the kebabs and chips.

And in the words of Bill & Ted: Be excellent to each other.

So long - and thanks for all the fish.

Cake Blog

Cornish Saffron Cake: From Warrens bakers in Exeter. Very good with coffee on the train.


Dim Sum:

  • Tiger Prawn Wrapped in a Whole Red Chilli, Fried in Batter
  • Fried Chicken and Sweetcorn Samosa
  • Steamed Minced Pork Dumplings
  • Steamed Mixed Seafood Dumplings

  • Pork Char Siu with Jellyfish

  • Steak Roll Stuffed with Crabstick and Garlic, in Pepper Sauce

  • Asparagus with Spicy Sauce

  • Scallop and Exotic Fruit Basket

  • Lobster with Ginger and Spring Onion Sauce (½ Lobster per Person)

  • Whole Steamed Turbot with Black Beans
  • Spicy Chicken with Seeweed
  • Crispy Beef with Red Pepper
  • Sizzling Garlic Lamb with Chinese Vegetables
  • Fried Spiced Tofu
  • Seafood Fried Rice (with Scallops and Mixed White Fish)

    The Yang Sing
    34 Princess Street Manchester
    M1 4JY