A new Thai kitchen is opening in the Northern Quarter this week from the team behind Tokyo Ramen.
Called District, this is not going to be your average Thai spot.
Aiming to transport Bangkok’s fire- and- barbecue-lined streets into the Northern Quarter guests can look forward a new, futuristic interpretation of Thai food here.
Bringing wood-fired, modern barbecue cookery to Oldham street, the new opening will offer its guests two unique dining experiences called ‘My First Crush’ and ‘The Full Experience’.
The first, priced at £40, includes unique dishes like barbecue hogget belly with nam prik pao and raw wild bass with nam jim.
The second, priced at £85, offers all this and more – with some decadent additions to the menu, like aged Goosnargh and market fish Isan herb sauce.
Ultimately, both conclude with ‘It Was Only A Dream’:District’s take on khao niaow ma muang, a classic Thai dessert made with mango and sticky rice.
Elsewhere, the drinks list will use the same ingredients and techniques as the kitchen in order to perfectly complement the food.
“We wanted to add to the dining experiences available in the Northern Quarter,” said owner Danny Collins.
“We don’t want dining to be a quick in-out job. Restaurants can be a place to spend a whole evening, at a pace that really allows you to relax.”
The team will create engaging, long-lasting dinners that will aim to consistently engage the senses – using everything from the smells of char that waft from the kitchen to the synthwave soundtrack coming through the speakers.
The restaurant and bar’s aesthetic, meanwhile, will build on Bangkok’s unique combination of futurism and time-honored tradition.
District will bring its progressive approach to Oldham street this week, opening its doors to the public on Thursday, 27th May.
Its opening hours will run Wednesday through to Sunday, from 5pm to late.
The search team hope to find the footprint of the town including its sea wall, harbour and foundations.
This will allow them to map it all out and create a 3D map which divers could then use to explore the site.
Scientists say they now have all the data needed and will be analysing the area under the sea in the coming weeks.
After all this, they should be able to confirm whether the findings are infact the lost Yorkshire town of Ravenser Odd.
Hit Christmas market stall opens permanently at Piccadilly Gardens
Crunch Korean Gansig has become a must-try foodie stall at the Manchester Christma Markets, now it’s pulled up at Picadilly Gardens permanently.
The hit Korean hot dog stall has wowed visitors over the past few years with its cheese, potato and meat-filled creations.
Deep-fried in a crispy waffle coating and then lightly rolled in sugar, these sausages on a stick come drizzled in sweet ketchup and mustard.
Incredibly moreish if we do say so ourselves, since first making their appearance at the 2021 Manchester Christmas Markets they’ve consistently been ranked one of the event’s best food traders.
Now, thanks to a new permanent stall popping up where it all began for the team, Manc foodies can enjoy their hot meaty and cheesy Korean goodies all year long.
Popular flavour choices include all-cheese, all-sausage and half-and-half versions, with a vegetarian-friendly cheese-filled version wrapped in a potato waffle coating, and halal-friendly options that are made using separate batter and fryers.
This really is a hot dog stand that caters to everyone. With owners having previously said they would work on a vegan hot dog once they got their own permanent stand, we don’t expect the plant-powered gang will be left waiting too much longer.
Sharing the news to Instagram, the Crunch Korean Gansig team wrote: “Hey guys, we’ve got exciting news to share! We are launching a new market stall in the Piccadilly garden street food market from tomorrow.
“After two years of successful Christmas trading, we are ready to take on a new challenge, and love to serve our hotdogs to you guys again!
“So come on down to the market and say hi, we love to see you there! See you soon!”
Fans of the Korean hot dog stall have responded to the news with enthusiasm, flooding into the comments to share their excitement.
One person wrote: “So excited we will have to go!!”
Another person said: “Nooooo stop!!! I’m so happy I could cry”