Taste of Orient as care home marks New Year

RESIDENTS in a Glasgow care home were served up a taste of the orient today to welcome in the Chinese New Year.

Loading Comments

The Wah Lok Jung Sam care home in Burnbank Gardens, in the West End, hosted a New Year's party for its 30 elderly residents, celebrating the Year of the Snake.

Catering staff employed by Glasgow City Council's arms-length organisation Cordia served a special menu of roast duck, char sui pork, chicken, fish, rice and vegetables, all prepared in a kitchen specially designed for Chinese cooking.

Entertainment at the event was supplied by the Chinese Opera who arrived to serenade service users in the Chinese wing of the care home, which was aptly bedecked with traditional Chinese decorations.

The Wah Lok Jung Sam is the only Chinese wing in a care home operated by Glasgow City Council and supports up to 30 older people from the Chinese community.

The home's chef, Jiawei Lu, known to residents affectionately as Lou Lou, prepares a delicious selection of traditional Chinese dishes on a daily basis, using an exotic selection of herbs and spices.

Lou Lou said "It's really rewarding to cater for such a nice group of individuals, doing the most to make their days at the home rewarding and worthwhile."

David Melvin, managing director of Cordia Services, said: "It's great to see our team yet again going above and beyond in the quality of service delivered.

"I wish all the residents of the Wah Lok Jung Sam care home, as well as the city's wider Chinese community, a happy and prosperous new year."


Food and drink

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Italian at Osteria Del Tempo Perso, a Rox party and Karen Dunbar at Aye Write!




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

The secret is out, get out that red swimsuit as I’m sharing a stage with the Hoff

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.