Have you ever visited a Chinatown section in a major city?

This is the nineteenth in a weekly series where I, Jonathan Frakes, ask the Drowned In Sound community questions taken from the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which I hosted from 1998 - 2002.

Have you ever visited a Chinatown section in a major city?
  • Yes, in more than one city
  • Yes, in one particular city
  • No, I have not
  • I do not know what this is

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Did you enjoy it? What did you do there? Would you recommend others do the same? What about in a minor city?

Yes, but never deliberately, I just sometimes find myself in one.

Sang karaoke in Chinatown in Brisbane (yes, I know).
Ate food in Chinatown in London.

The Chinatown bit in Birmingham has some of the best stuff. Also close proximity to Mr Egg


I stayed in a hotel near the Chinatown bit of London as well, which trip I really enjoyed not least for gallery visits and the cinema

  • Person
  • Restaurant
  • Imaginary Friend
  • Bar
  • Pseudonym for HRH Queen Elizabeth II
  • Cinema
  • Sex shop
  • Other

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I walked through the one in Liverpool. It was cool.


It’s an iconic eatery where sixteen patrons once got sprayed in the eyes with concentrated vinegar by the former owner, ill have you know



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Preferred type of such region
  • XXXXtown
  • Little XXXX

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Yes but I was told to forget it hahahaha

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We call it ‘Australia town’

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XXXX is a beer in Australia

There is still a ‘Mr Egg’ in the same location (plus one in Selly Oak*) but they do bubble tea and fried chicken.

An absolute disgrace to the name.

*Should’ve called that one Selly Yolk


Eaten in the one in London
Walked through the one in Manchester
Bought a load of cheap t-shirts in the one in New York.

XXXXtown!? I thought they shut that place down!


One of my favourite things about the place I live now, is that I can accurately describe it as being between Davy’s Sex Shop and the Erotic Megastore XXL. The best part is seeing who needs further explanation, and who can work it out from that description alone.


One of the things I’m most excited to visit in Toronto.

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Enjoyed walking through Chinatown in San Francisco

Visited the ones in San Francisco, London and Yokohama. SF the best, I reckon