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Ming Palace

30 May

I must confess that I don’t remember the first time I went to Ming Palace. I only know that it’s become my favourite haunt ever since. From the first off, Ming Palace is not the kind of Chinese restaurant that would attract the Chinese puritans. On the other hand it’s what I call Indian Chinese.

The restaurant is tucked away near the Electric House intersection. You cross it once you saunter past the Nike shop. You are welcomed by a doorman who smiles and literally courtesies you inside. The ambience is nice and subdued a place to go where you want to chat and not have to contend with a noisy environment. What is exemplary about Ming Palace is its quick service and help that the staff showers upon those for whom Chinese dishes might as well be Greek or Latin.

The food is sumptuous, some personal favourites being the Ming Palace special soup which is a rich soup with tofu and mixed meats. If you are in the mood for starters try out the Saiwoo chicken, veg Tarrot Nest side dish, Lemon Chicken and Orange Chicken to name a few. To go with this are several noodles preparations and rice preparations. The quantity of each dish is quite substantial so for example if you are just having a meal for two then ordering a main dish, a side dish and a soup will be more than enough. You can even ask for half servings for some dishes.

The desserts found include the famed honey fried noodles and ice cream, toffee fruits to name a few. All in all, if you are in the mood for ‘Indian Chinese’ and want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the causeway or want a quick business lunch, Ming is the place to be. It is also the place where foreigners and I believe some flight cre

Address: 73, Apsara Building, Colaba Causeway, Opposite Electric House
Restaurant timings: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Phone: 22872820, 22841432