Yorkshire chippies are welcoming Chinese visitors…

Admittedly, the photograph above doesn’t quite do justice to the Great British tradition of fish and chips.

If you’ve never tried one of the most popular cuisines in the UK, then be assured that there’s something incredibly appetising about sinking your teeth into a greasy mouthful of crunchy battered fish and slightly oily chips.

In 2015, President Xi Jinping samples traditional fish and chips with then British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Perhaps that’s why a growing number of Chinese tourists choose to sample the dish when visiting the UK.

BBC news reports that Scotts Fish and Chips, in Yorkshire, has welcomed around 100 guests from China each week this year.

The demand has been so high that the restaurant has translated its menus into Mandarin and has also launched profiles on Chinese social media.

Manager Roxy Vasai told the BBC that she’s always pleased to welcome Chinese guests:

‘’We are very impressed by the Chinese tourists. They are very friendly, smiley and happy…We look out for a coach and when they’re coming we shout ‘they’re here, there are 20, 30, 40, let’s make it ready for them.’ ‘’

EJ Ward

EJ manages all news content for Panda Radio in the UK, and prepares news for other stations in our radio group. Experienced in news reporting, and specialising in breaking news and political reporting, as well as on-the-ground reporting from major UK incidents. EJ is always on the hunt for hard news, specifically content relating to the UK, Europe and China. Find him on Twitter @EJWardNews