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Old Reliable: Chun Hing

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Old Reliable: Chun Hing

Bashful3 | Oct 2, 2010 04:56 PM

That's our 'go-to' place when I don't feel like cooking, driving too far, or making a big deal out of eating out. Been going there for at least 40 years: same ownership, many same servers, etc.

I never noticed the Zagat Ratings before: a lot of 22's and 23's over the years. Never thought of them being so high, but well deserved actually, even though I never think of their food as chow.

Tonight I soothed my inner beast with Lobster Cantonese Style--and it was one big treat for $25.99. Always tender, juicy, albeit a small lobster. Seems like more, all cut up in small pieces and with tasty sauce. I also like it with ginger and scallion, or black bean sauce. Whole Maine Lobster is not the only way to truly enjoy lobster--give it a try.

Also enjoyed my favorite soup, not found too many other places: preserved turnip and pork soup, made special by the al dente green string beans. Humor note: on the menu, the dish was described as 'reserved turnip" soup. Shy? Did not have room for the fried dumplings, which are the gold standard for my taste--I never order them anywhere else, knowing I would be disappointed.

Consistency is the name of the game at Chun Hing, as well as pleasant attentive service. Family friendly. Ample parking off City Ave.

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