Chung Ying

Chung Ying

Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
205 Eccles Old Road, Salford, Manchester, M6 8HA

Already a well-established restaurant in Salford, Chung Ying has been under new management since August 2007 and has been thriving ever since. The name hasn't changed for many years, but visitors will be surprised and delighted at the changes within. A complete refurbishment has transformed the restaurant, most notably with the kitchen being moved and its previous site converted into a private dining area that can accommodate up to 30 people. The pleasures continue upon opening the menu, truly spoiling you for choice. With every option you could possibly crave available, I spent about 15 minutes contemplating the starters; crispy crab dumplings, salt and pepper squid, hot Thai soup - I wanted them all. The 'chef's specials' page is also well worth considering, comprising carefully selected Thai dishes as well as some unique options such as roast meat combinations (roast pork marinated with rose wine and roast duck, if you're curious). The wine list is reasonably priced and contains some gems; we opted for a honeyed, fragrant Riesling from Cloudy Bay in New Zealand. We were informed that Chung Ying's many regular customers don't even open the menu and habitually order their favourites. This is completely understandable, but to do so means you may sacrifice such joys as succulent lamb with garlic served in a clay pot. Faced with a plethora of delicious-sounding dishes it was virtually impossible to decide, so I took guidance from the chef, who kindly went off-menu and devised king prawns with asparagus, attractively served in a bird's nest. Succulent prawns and crunchy, fresh-that-day asparagus created a dish that surprised and delighted with its contrasting tastes and textures. And if that hasn't convinced you to make the mere three-mile trip out of the city centre, allow me to mention the special menu - on offer between 5pm and 8pm Tuesday to Friday - that serves three courses for £9.95. A better and more mouth-watering deal you could not hope to find

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