Mongolian chicken & Szechuan eggplant – New Ming’s Restaurant

Mongolian chicken & Szechuan eggplant - New Ming's Restaurant
With fried rice. 2-item lunch combo $7.30
New Ming’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA

I like their Szechuan eggplant, but it tends to be greasy (which I think makes it taste better but I’m a bad person, hehe). The Mongolian chicken was pretty good too, and not too salty.

2 item combo – New Ming’s Restaurant

2 item combo - New Ming's Restaurant
Szechuan eggplant, cumin pork, and fried rice. $6.58
New Ming’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA

There’s something funky and odd about the cumin pork, but I actually kinda like it. It’s got an odd texture, but it tastes great and the pork remains tender. The eggplant is super greasy, but I love the Szechuan flavors. New Ming’s is one of my guilty lunchtime pleasures, hehe.

Chung qing wings – New Ming’s Restaurant

Chung qing wings - New Ming's Restaurant
Dried peppers, Sichuan peppers, garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame. $10.95
New Ming’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA

These chicken wings were certainly flavorful. They weren’t necessarily hot or spicy, but all the different peppers kind of numbed your mouth anyway. What I didn’t like was that the wings were all cut up and so there were bone shards everywhere. I thought I was going to cut the inside of my mouth by accidentally biting into some. This also wasn’t a great value since there weren’t that may wing pieces. I wouldn’t order these again.

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3 item combo – New Ming’s Restaurant

3 item combo - New Ming's Restaurant
Szechuan eggplant, cumin pork, garlic chicken and fried rice. $6.95
New Ming’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Ugh, this lunch was probably one of the unhealthiest things I can find near work. It was super oily and salty, but I still somehow crave horrible Chinese food. Dear god, why?! The eggplant was an oil slick, the cumin pork had so much fat, and the garlic chicken was really greasy. And everything tasted like msg. Ugh.

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