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Chinese - Ming's Café

Tord Svenson | | Feb 4, 2000 11:55 AM

Another visit to Ming's for a late lunch. The chicken with sweet corn soup -a huge bowl for $5.50 - great tasting and a cold winter's day joy. A hot-pot - seafood with Portuguese sauce --- $7.50. A wonderful version of General Gau's Chicken for $6.95 --- rich and spicy with a better flavor than most I've had.

The parking situation is easy with a lot behind Ming's - solving a perennial problem about eating in or near Chinatown.(Ming's is in the South End 160 E. Berkeley St 338-8830 -- now open to 10 PM)

There is a very long seafood menu with stuff like Grouper, Chilean Sea Bass, Flounder, Striped Bass, Eel, Live Florida Shrimp, Black Sea Bass, Sole, Baby Octopus, etc. Most everything is $7 to $9. They also have a lot of vegetarian items.

You can step to the left when you enter and order cafeteria style or go to the right for full service. Check out the specials on the walls -in Chinese AND English.

Don't forget that Ming's Market is around the corner for just about anything your heart desires. I like the varieties of preserved ginger candies. Watch out that you don't get Galanga instead of the regular ginger -it's hot!