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Min Ghung Asian Bistro, Glastonbury


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Min Ghung Asian Bistro, Glastonbury

westie | Jul 12, 2012 03:18 AM

I had a LivingSocial coupon set to expire so we dined at Min Ghung Asian Bistro yesterday (Wednesday). It is located on the first floor of the Glen Lochen Marketplace. The wood and glass building was constructed back in the 70's (I am guessing) and wouldn't you know the restaurant is located adjacent to an Arthur Murray Dance Studio - how retro can you get?

We were the first diners seated this evening though there apparently was a party out on the patio. 4-5 other parties were seated after us with most ordering sushi. Our waitress appeared to be fairly inexperienced but she managed to get the job done and was pleasant.

We took a pass on drinks, requesting water with lemon, and appetizers. We got the water but no lemon. We told her we would be sharing orders of Asian vegetables stir-fry with chicken and spicy pork. Our entrees included a very small salad that was primarily iceberg lettuce, cold and overdressed with a ginger dressing - not a good start.

Even though we told her we would be sharing entrees, we had to request additional plates. The Asian stir-fry was served over rice which was odd and the sauce was totally blah. The small amount of chicken dish had obviously been precooked as it was overdone and not at the same temperature as the vegetables.

Conversely, the spicy pork was bountiful with a delicious coating, versus a sauce, that was of the right spice level to enhance, without overwhelming, the flavor.

Since the non sushi portion of the menu is heavily weighted to Korean, I was surprised that the only banchan served with our meal was a very small cup of kimichi.

Overall, we thought the restaurant was below average and there is no reason for us to return.

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