LION DANCE ON CAPEL STREET – MIEKO KING RESTAURANT
Sorry about the quality of the photographs but I only had a point and shoot camera that does not work well in low light.
Yesterday I attended a lecture at the TU college campus and it was mentioned that there is now a Chinatown in Dublin [Capel Street and Parnell street]. I don’t agree with the description as many [if not the majority] of the restaurants are not Chinese but it is possible that most of the buildings are owned by Chinese landlords. For example the owners of the Mieko King at 101 Capel Street Restaurant are Vietnamese but by the same token there is a Japanese Restaurant owned by a Chinese couple.
Today I was walking along Capel Street on my way to the Hungry Mexican on Aston Quay but as I was passing the Mieko King at 101 on Capel Street I was invited in as they were expecting Lion Dancers to arrive within ten minutes and sure enough they did arrive. Later I mentioned this to my ninety year old aunt and she could not understand why there would be Line Dancing in an Asian restaurant.