Spicy Fish Filet at Lao Ching Hing

Spicy Fish Filet at Lao Ching Hing

The more unusual Chinese dishes are on the dinner menu, but that didn't stop me from swinging by Lao Ching Hing for a decent lunch that ran me a little more than ten bucks, including a pot of hot tea.

Spicy Fish Filet at Lao Ching Hing

The "spicy fish filet" was small pieces of batter-dipped white fish, covered in chopped green onions and slightly sweet, very spicy sauce that I can still feel at the back of my throat. I inhaled a pile of fried rice that came with it, just to revive my tastebuds from the fire.

A bowl of egg drop soup, dotted with corn and peas, a small fried spring roll, and a bowl of crunchy fried noodle snacks made it a filling meal.

Lao Ching Hing's dining room is a real mood-lifter, decorated with lanterns, a dragon garland, and a giant gold Budai (a.k.a. Hotei in Japanese, one of the Seven Lucky Gods) -- he's a symbol of happiness, wealth, and good fortune. I could hang out and drink tea there all day long.

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