Saturday, July 31, 2021

Ming's Kitchen: Not Your Father's Orange Chicken

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Great appetizers set the scene. All photos by Sarah Beth Wiley.

Ming’s Kitchen is more than your average nondescript Chinese restaurant.
I’ve lived in a lot of places in this country and you can find at least one Chinese restaurant in almost every town. If you’re lucky, you find that one primo pick to count on for great take-out or a tasty dining-in time.
Eating lunch at Ming’s Kitchen this week, I got more than I bargained for — or really expected. I immediately commented to my lunch partner, HottyToddy.com creative director Sarah Beth Wiley, that this Orange Chicken tastes better than other varieties of the Asian mainstay I’ve had in other establishments. The chicken tasted crispy, the vegetables fresh and the sauce velvety. Sarah Beth had the Cashew Chicken and loved it. She had Won Ton Soup and I had the Hot and Sour, which had just the right amount of spice. Our spring rolls were yummy.
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Cashew Chicken was delicious.

Our server Lisa Wu, wife of owner Ming, was friendly and efficient.
Let Ming’s Kitchen owner Ming Wu describe his vision for the restaurant, located on West jackson in the Plaza next to Dollar Tree.
“Our grand opening was 10 days ago. Ming’s Kitchen is the place where you can find traditional and special Chinese food. It is the ideal destination for people who want to try something different. Not limited to the normal dishes, we also have crispy double pan-fried noodles, Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) and special beef noodle soup to name only a few. We also do Szechuan cooking as well. Not only do we aim to cook good food, we aspire to cook healthy as well. No MSG is added. Eat well and enjoy. Taste a different dish each time. I hope people will choose Ming’s Kitchen.”
Here are some more images of Ming’s great food:
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Orange Chicken was fresh with velvety sauce.

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Just the right amount of spice in my Hot and Sour soup.

Andy Knef is editor of HottyToddy.com. You can contact Andy about this story at Andy.Knef@hottytoddy.com
 

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