So what was the Chinese restaurant open in 1958 either in Station Street or very close by?
good and am sure you must have enjoyed te meals. What was your usual dining meals. They were good in curryHi
I remember visiting the Kam Ling in around 1961-1963 with some workmates
when I worked in Newhall Street, but like Roger Baker I just recollect where it was.
I would said it was the one of the first sit down restaurant first owned by a Chinese family and in theearly 1970's sold to the Indian Family and closed in late 1990My friend and I ate at the Kam Ling restaurant after shopping for clothes etc., on a Saturday morning during the 1950's and I think Kam Ling restaurant was the first Chinese restaurant in Birmingham (I daresay someone will correct me if I am wrong!).
Would you believe that the original Chinese restaurant never had curry on the menu until through circumstances coping to compete with Indian Restaurant and demand from those who had lived in the Far East like India and Singapore. Today a good and real typical Chinese restaurant in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia do not carry much curry dishes as spics were not part of Chinese menusThat was called The Happy Gathering. I used it regularly in the 60's.
The Kam Ling was my favourite restaurant and our scooter club The Birmingham Cerubs used it quite often in the late 50s early 60s. My last meal out was there in June 1961, it was a suprise the club sprung on me when I left for Australia. Cheers Tim. Ps always ended my meals there with Lychees and icecream.In the 1974, I was studying in Birmingham and was a working waiter at Kam Ling over the weekend. At that time the restaurant was owned by two Indian brothers and the Chef was a Chinese. The restaurant no longer exist and I wonder anyone can still remembered patronizing the place as I am writing about that time in Birmingham
Thank You Sir, I am sure that taste of Lychee still lingers in your memory taste. Just to share a humor with you that that was the dessert that the restaurant loved to sell as that makes the best return of profit. Today a good restaurant would try to get fresh Lychees. HahahahThe Kam Ling was my favourite restaurant and our scooter club The Birmingham Cerubs used it quite often in the late 50s early 60s. My last meal out was there in June 1961, it was a suprise the club sprung on me when I left for Australia. Cheers Tim. Ps always ended my meals there with Lychees and icecream.
Sir,My apologies to the mods as this is very slightly off topic, but when I was a musician, my trio plus a lady vocalist regularly appeared at a popular Chinese restaurant in Bournemouth in the late 1960s/early 70s. We had access to the basement, used for storing food, so that we could leave our gear if we were appearing on two consecutive nights.
I was amazed at how much of the food came in large tins as opposed to being freshly made. However, it tasted very good and we always got a free meal in our interval, and it was an enjoyable job.
Tsing Shih, is this a normal practice still in the majority of ordinary Chinese restaurants? I'm ignoring the ones in the West End of London, which probably have easier access to fresh produce and charge prices to match!
I remember the Chinese restaurant called the Green Dragon on the corner of James Watt St and Corparation St.Can any of you more mature people out there :lol: remember the name of any restaurants in Brum during the 60s , any type of food English, Chinese Indian etc many thanks Pam.
We may have passed each other, were you the brunette in the yellow mini dress ?I and a friend ate at the Kam Ling restaurant in Livery Street when it first opened in the 1950's for a treat after we had been shopping for clothes (as girls do)...I loved Lychees (spelling?) for dessert.