Ming’s Seafood Restaurant Malden

This place just opened and is next to the old McDonald’s that used to be at the corner. Street parking only, accepts visa MasterCard and discover, no delivery service.

With that out of the way, the place is very nice. The place looks modern with trendy decor and even a private room. I think they’re aiming to host some wedding banquets here some day. As you walk in, the cashier is on the left, two waiting sofas are on the right. Directly in front of you is a large dining hall that looks pretty upscale for a Chinese place. There is fresh seafood on hand in the tanks towards the back of the restaurant.

The front desk people are nice but you can tell they don’t fully know the menu and prices yet. If you dine in, you get a take out paper menu. I assume they’ll get fancier menus at some point, to match the full experience you’d expect from a place that looks like this.

Now, onto the food. The mayonnaise and walnut shrimp was not bad. Not the best but definitely the best dish in my order. The clams in black bean sauce was disappointing. The sauce didn’t taste right. It wasn’t spicy at all. Once I opened it I noticed several empty clam shells.

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The sweet and sour pork chop was a bit on the dry side and the sauce kind f brown instead of more bright red like that I’m used to.

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The salt and pepper chicken wings were the most disappointing. It’s nothing like other places I’ve had them from.

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We had a tofu and fish dish and it was pretty boring.

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Ok so this place is far from the quality I’m used to from Sun Kong which is right around the corner. However, word amongst those in the know says the Sun Kong cooking staff has left (possibly to Yong Yong which is also around the corner). Not sure what I’ll do next time as I can’t go to Sun Kong anymore. I’ll probably try Yong Yong for dinner and hope for that familiar quality and tastes my family is used to.

Here are pictures of the place.

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Here is their menu.

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