Chinese meal in Sheffield – Charlotte Couchman writes:

On Thursday 15 June (rearranged to avoid Sheffield’s Doc/Fest), a very respectable 16 YTI members, partners and friends met at China Red in central Sheffield. China Red was recommended by one of YTI’s Sheffield-based members and is billed as providing “authentic SzeChuan cuisine”.

This certainly seemed likely when we found on arrival that we were the only non-Chinese diners that evening and was borne out by the menu, which contained all sorts of interesting things including bits of a pig I have never eaten nor never want to eat!

There was nonetheless plenty of food on the menu which did appeal to the group, if the choice for vegetarians was a bit limited, and we soon tucked into a delicious meal of unusual dishes. What with the unusual nature of many of the options and the difficulty of communicating with some of the serving staff, I managed to completely misunderstand what my starter was and ate Angeles’ soup instead of my own similarly-named choice – oops! Fortunately, she didn’t go hungry, as the portions were enormous.

The evening was a great success, with lots of laughter and chat, and Paul and I would definitely return if Sheffield wasn’t such a long way away! Thank you Helen for the recommendation.