RESTAURANTS IN OLDHAM

Alpine Restaurant, 01457 874254, Rochdale Rd, Denshaw, OL35UE
Barn Owl Training Restaurant, 0161-785 4084, College/Rochdale Rd, OL96AA
Bengal Brasserie, 01706 881659, 31-33 Milnrow Rd, Shaw, OL28AP
Black Ladd, 01706 847551, 487 Buckstones Rd, OL14ST
British Raj, 0161-624 8696, 185-187 Lees Rd, Oldham, OL41JP
Burger King, 29 Market Place, Oldham
Chadderton Park Inn, 0161-627 3883, Burnley La, Chadderton, OL12QS
Country Larder, 0161-626 8710, 28 Town Square Shopping Centre, OL11XF
Cross Keys Inn, 01457 878001, Oldham Rd, Delph, OL35RQ
Dragon Pearl, 0161-624 9627, 93-95 Yorkshire St, Oldham, OL13ST
Edward's Restaurant, 01457 871197, 5 King St, Delph, OL35DL
Golden Fleece, 01457 820851, 41 Rd, Denshaw, OL35SS
Indian Ocean, 0161-620 4909, Ellen Business Park/Featherstall Road North, OL96QA
Inner Man, 0161-624 8539, 794 Huddersfield Rd, OL43QB
Kelly's Boulevard Cafe Bar, 0161-626 3636, 46-48 Yorkshire St, OL11SE
King John's, 0161-633 7088, Kings Hall/25 King St, OL81DP
Kings Arms, 0161-624 7727, 4 Delph Rd, Grains Bar, OL42JX
Mallons Cafe Bar & Restaurant, 0161-622 1234, 792-794 Huddersfield Rd, Austerlands
Manns Wharf Catering & Restaurant, 01457 871156, The Manns, Greenfield, OL37LU
Millon Restaurant, 0161-620 6445, Westwood Business Centre/Featherstall Road South
Moss Inn, 01706 847282, Heyside, Royton, OL26LN
Noor Jahan Indian Restaurant, 0161-624 2865, 118-120 Featherstall Road North, OL96BX
Phoenix City Chinese Restaurant (Royton) Ltd, 0161-628 9133,Radcliffe St, Royton
Rams Head Inn, 01457 874802, Ripponden Rd, Denshaw, OL35UN
Red Barn Bar & Carvery, 0161-624 3298,195 Broadway, Chadderton, OL98RR
Rhodes Banquet, 0161-624 4545,167 Union St, OL11TD
Roebuck Inn, 0161-624 7819, Strinesdale, OL43RB
Sagor Tandoori, 0161-624 9268, 272-274 Lees Rd, OL41PA
Sarah Moor, 0161-627 2100, Henshaw St, OL13EN
Simla Tandoori Restaurant, 0161-633 7770, 32 Middleton Rd, Royton, OL25PA
Surma Tandoori, 0161-627 0586, 69-71 Featherstall Road North, OL96QB
The Summit,0161 624 2843, 826 Rochdale Road, Royton, Oldham OL2 6XF
Valentinos, 0161-624 6002, 8 Retiro St, OL11SA
Village Manor, 01457 873944,122 High St, Uppermill, OL36BT
Up Steps Inn, High Street, Oldham
Whitegate Inn, 0161-681 1373, Broadway, Chadderton, OL98DW

The Colonel has helmed the nation's army of chicken lovers since Kentucky Fried Chicken charged onto the fast-food scene in the seventies, but Korean fried chicken seems to be closing in quickly.

The Asian alternative boasts a slightly more health-friendly batter-free skin, an option of hot or ginger soy sauce, and a side of crunchy pickled radishes - making the dish potentially more palatable to the nation's growing number of trans-fat phobes. Right now, it's only available in Korean enclaves of major city areas, but we're hoping for a coup.

Our prediction: The KFC Famous Bowls line will have a new recruit - Korean-Style Chicken & Kimchee on Rice