This summer, Ming’s Cantonese Restaurant will be celebrating 42 years in business. 42 YEARS! The restaurant industry isn’t easy. So many places come and go, so to be around for four decades says a lot. This is on the yet-to-be-published list of my favorite restaurants in town. You can stop reading now and go or continue on and enjoy the visual deliciousness that is Ming’s.
1625 S Seneca St
Wichita, KS 67213
Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 2pm; 4:30pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12 – 8:30pm
Once you arrive, you’re treated to complimentary sweet rolls. It’s a little bit of sugar, a little bit of cinnamon and a little bit of love all bunched up in a little roll.
Before our dinner order arrived, I also had their small bowl of hot and sour soup. It’s made just the way I like it. I’m a huge fan of the really thick broth that is fairly salty with a sour taste followed by a bit of heat. REALLY GOOD!
For our main course, my girlfriend went with the General Tsao Chicken with a side of rice. I wanted to go with something I haven’t had in probably decades: Egg Fu Yung. Don’t know what that is? It’s two omelet-like patties topped with brown gravy and green onions. It’s like Chinese comfort food especially since I ordered mine with BBQ pork.
If you’ve never tried it before, do yourself a favor and give it a go. It’s the “Must Try Menu Item” there. The brown gravy smothered over the top of the patties mixed in with the green onions and BBQ pork was a true delight. It was rich in flavor with the green onions offering a good contrast from the heaviness of the meal. My girlfriend said her General Tsao’s Chicken was extremely delicious but I caught her fork digging into my meal multiple times. Sharing is caring, right?
It’s long been one of my favorite restaurants but for my girlfriend it was her first visit and made it a point to say we will be back.
What made our experience a million times better was our server, Maggie. She was a true sweetheart and has been working there for over twenty years. Maggie was incredibly patient with us while we gazed through the menu, she answered every question with the warmest smile and her positive attitude was incredibly infectious. I walked out feeling like I had just won $500 on a scratch ticket. The praise for her isn’t to say the other servers are any worse, we just happened to have Maggie the other day and loved her. We were randomly talking about food and she mentioned Doo Dah and always wanting to try it but couldn’t because of work. One day, I’m going to have to surprise her with Doo Dah carryout.
And the prices are fantastic. People rave about the quick service Chinese restaurants but if you compare menus, you’ll find Ming’s is right on par with all the competitors. Ming’s is a true gem in every sense of the word.
Here’s the menu: