Thu, 11 Feb | Mackie Mayor


Nanban, founded by Chef Tim Anderson, who has studied Japanese food for two decades, will be taking over our kitchen on 11th February. Reserve a bowl now with a deposit of £10 (plus booking fee), redeemed against your food purchase on the day.
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Time & Location

11 Feb, 12:00 – 21:30
Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle St, Manchester M4 5BU, UK

About the Event

Our ramen series sees the very best ramen chefs and venues take control of the NWR kitchen for one day only, bringing Manchester an exclusive flavour of the emerging ramen scene in the UK.

Menus will be released in the run up to each event. Expect signature bowls from the very best chefs around, with sides and extra dishes. Tickets are sold as a deposit, to be redeemed against your purchase on the day.

A vegan bowl will be available on the day, please let us know if you require this option, or if you have any further dietary requirements. Please do this using the comments section upon booking. Our guest chefs will do their best to accomodate all customers, but may be unable to cater for all dietary requirements.

Our fourth takever is Nanban, by Tim Anderson. Nanban means 'southern barbarian,' a Japanese word used many centuries ago to refer to Europeans. ‘Southern,' because they arrived in the south of Japan having travelled via the South China Sea; 'barbarian’ is self-explanatory. 

Nanban began as a pop-up restaurant in 2012, serving Japanese food of foreign origin such as ramen and mentaiko, mainly specialties local to the island of Kyushu. When they moved into a first permanent premises in Brixton in 2015, they began incorporating ingredients from Brixton Market into their cooking, creating a Kyushu-Brixton fusion menu utilising elements from Caribbean, West African, South African, Latin American, South Asian, East Asian, Southwest Asian, and European gastronomy. At their second site in Seven Dials Market, they make ramen and katsu curries featuring flavours from across London, especially nearby Chinatown. Nanban was founded by Chef Tim Anderson, who has studied Japanese food for two decades. He began cooking Japanese food as a teenager, and went on to study Japanese culinary history at university, receiving a grant in 2005 to research Japanese regional food culture. He would later go on to live in Kyushu for two years to further develop his knowledge of Japanese gastronomy before relocating to London in 2008. He then won MasterChef in 2011, and has since published four books on Japanese cookery, covering regional specialities, Japanese home cooking, and vegan Japanese food. He is also the resident Japanese and American food specialist on BBC Radio 4's culinary panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet.

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