After a good weekend with a great crew up in Saratoga for a Dave Matthews Band concert, my roommates and I decided that a relaxing evening of takeout and tv was in order. Â We recently received a menu for the grand opening of Guang Ming, a Chinese takeout restaurant on 1st between 91st and 92nd.
Immediately what caught my eye on the menu were the combination dinners. Â While pork fried rice, an egg roll and an entree are standard in the ‘burbs, in Manhattan you are forced to order everything a la carte. Â At Guang Ming, we were receiving the combination dinner, for a price I often pay at home in Connecticut. Â My dinner came to $7.25, including rice and an egg roll, before tax. Â If you didn’t feel like an egg roll, you can enjoy your choice of soup instead. Â We also ordered some fried dumplings and barbecued boneless spare ribs.
We picked up our meal at the restaurant. Â I would advise take out, only because the restaurant had one or two tables and was quite small. Â The woman at the counter was really nice, even throwing in a few cans of soda for free. Â We headed home and as we opened up our bags of food, noticed the portions were quite huge. Â The combination platters were certainly quite heavy.
The fried dumplings were great and we all commented that we liked the filling. Â I thought the boneless spare ribs were okay, I like mine to be a little bit more crispy with less sauce on it. Â My egg roll was great, and all of my roommates and I thought that our entrees were delicious, considering it was cheap takeout Chinese. Â My hot and spicy beef was good, but to be honest, I was so full of our appetizers that I didn’t eat too much. Â I have at least two more meals out of my leftovers that I’m looking forward to eating. Â All in all,Â I’m very happy to report that our little apartment on 89th street has found our go-to takeout Chinese restaurant.The Basics Name: Guang Ming Location: 1764 First Ave (between 91st and 92nd) Who to take: Alone, Roommates Price: Super cheap. $. Overall: Â In our rotation. 4 stars.