Why restaurant staff are on a roll...

The giant spring roll made by The China Room in Westhoughton for the Sky TV programme Monster Munchies, shown on the Good Food channel
The giant spring roll made by The China Room in Westhoughton for the Sky TV programme Monster Munchies, shown on the Good Food channel

A WESTHOUGHTON restaurant is celebrating after winning a Sky TV contest to make the biggest spring roll.

The China Room, located just off Cricketers Way, put together a 7.5 metre long roll, based on the Great Wall of China, to beat a team of rivals from a Chinese restaurant in Wigan to land the prize on the programme Monster Munchies.

The six-strong team were so dedicated to winning the competition that they even decorated their giant spring roll with pastry turrets and parsley and broccoli arranged to look like foliage.

The competition was judged by former England rugby union star and Celebrity Masterchef winner Matt Dawson, who visited The China Room to watch the preparations taking place.

Owner Stephen Cheung said he and his staff enjoyed their television debut so much they are now hoping to be invited back for future series.

Stephen, 37, said: “I’m so pleased we managed to win, although I was a bit lost for words.

“Everyone put in such a big effort. We didn’t have enough space in the kitchen so we had to make it in sections in the dining space, then hire a chiller van to get it down to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester for the final judging.

“Getting the cameras down was such a great experience, and for Matt Dawson, who knows his food, to take such an interest in what we were doing was just great.

“The programme makers have taken all our details, and if they ask us to do anything again we’ll jump at it.”