Chung Ying, Birmingham – Review by HungryOwl.On March 19, 2017 by HungryOwl
There is a very good reason why this restaurant has been open in Birmingham, in this same building since 1981 – it serves the best food in China Town and I have had the pleasure of eating here for 25 years. The restaurant is owned and Managed now by James Wong, but was opened in 1981 by his parents and he has been working there now for 15 years. In 2016 he won Restaurant Group and winner of Businessman of the year. We visited here on Saturday early evening just as the Theatre Matinee goers were exiting the theatre and the evening Theatre goers were looking to eat before their show. So, it was busy and we didn’t have a reservation. The first floor dinning area was full and were seated upstairs. The decor on both floors is the same, so it’s no hardship going to the other floor. We were off to show ourselves, so order the fixed menu for two – thinking this would be quick and easy
Spare Ribs Peking Style
Fried Sliced Beef with Oyster Sauce
Sweet & Sour Pork
Sizzling Chicken Szechuan Style,
Yeung Chow Fried Rice.
We also received 4 mini complementary spring rolls.
The cost was £32.00 for the two of us. Plus we have 2 pints of perfectly chilled and poured Fosters – total bill was £39.40.
The food was cooked perfectly, everything was hot and fresh. The ribs are to die for. To be honest for me the Szechuan Chicken was very very spicy, but FattyCat demolished it. To be honest my favourite is the Cantonese sweet and sour Pork – it is the best I have eaten anywhere and it is always something that I order whenever I have Chinese food, so I have lots of comparsions. The food arrived promptly, but there was no sensation of being hurried out.
Just around the corner there is an all you can eat buffet serving up cheap quality food, that is never hot because it has been on the buffet for far too long and they are charging £16.95 per person on Saturday evening. Plus the beer was flat and the coke warm when I went. So, the price at Chung Ying is very good.
I my mind there is no reason why you wouldn’t eat at Chung Ying if you are in Birmingham and looking for Oriental food.