Ming IIIPosted on Jan 30 in Dine In, Featured, Siteby thesubmanPrint
Some of my old undergrad friends invited me to go to this new halal Chinese place in Westborough, MA called Ming III. As a big fan of Chinese food, especially of meat dishes, I decided to drive an hour and a half from where I live to go eat at Ming III. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised to find a thriving restaurant near an apartment complex and lots of patrons inside. There is a large parking lot outside, which makes parking easy. Inside, the place is very well decorated with small touches in order to make the place more classy. The booth designs are awesome and they are slightly lifted in order to give greater eating and viewing pleasure.
As for food, based on where Ming III is located (Central MA), it’s a great option for those looking for Halal Chinese. The place is reasonably priced, but could get pricey for students. The average entrée was priced at roughly $15, and was enough for two people to eat from. If you split the cost, it’s a great price for students or anyone else for that matter. The Crispy Chicken with Honey appetizer was by far my favorite appetizer of the night, with the Cauliflower Manchurian coming in second. All the non-noodle entrées came with white jasmine rice but my favorite entrée was definitely the Hakka Noodle Chicken. We had gotten it spicy and boy did it taste good! I initially ordered Chicken in Garlic Sauce for myself (Mild), but found it to be slightly undercooked and not spicy enough; which is probably my fault for getting it Mild instead of Hot.
Desert was beautifully presented; it’s not on the menu and thus they walk around with the deserts and allow you to see what you want before you get it. The presentation of how the deserts were presented definitely helped and they all tasted good. My personal favorite was the mango sorbet in the white chocolate ball.
The service was great with all the waitresses and waiters helping us; we had 20 people come to the dinner. They charged 18% gratuity, something that is automatically included in the bill if you have 5 or more people.
They don’t have formal menus, instead they have laminated papers which act as the menu. It’s only been open for three months, but they seemed to have a steady client base and reservations are recommended.
Crispy Chicken w/ Honey sauce
Hakka Noodle Chicken
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Food: 3.5 – Chicken in Garlic Sauce was slightly undercooked,
Value: 3.0 – average $15 entrées
Service: 4.5 – Great service from all the staff, very friendly
Decor: 4.5 – very well decorated
Overall - 3.5/5
Full Halal Menu – viewed receipts and received verbal assurances from owner
291 Turnpike Rd., Westborough MA 01581
Website: http://www.ming3mass.com – Website doesn’t work