Eating In Milwaukee

Milwaukee – Best Chinese Food In Town

Although Chinese restaurants are common throughout the city, Milwaukee isn’t exactly known for its Chinese cuisine. Chinese food in Milwaukee tends to suffer from predictability in selection and flavor, but Yen Ching on Milwaukee’s Northwest side stands out among the crowd. With lavish decor, quick service, an excellent menu and very reasonable prices, Yen Ching has a great formula for success in its market.

Be sure to start off your meal with one of Yen Ching’s eight different soups. Along with the typical egg drop and sweet and sour selections, Yen Ching features a few more unusual soups, including the incredible sizzling rice soup and a vegetarian spinach bean curd soup.
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The menu is organized by main ingredient, so vegetarians will have an easy time finding their selections. Chicken, pork, beef and seafood are also featured, with ample selections available for each.

The tangy Sweet and Sour Chicken ($8.75) includes chicken breast with pineapple, green pepper, onion and mushrooms. As is true with all Yen Ching’s vegetables, the peppers were crisp and flavorful and complimented the dish well.

The Sizzling Rice Chicken entree ($9.25) is my personal favorite. The sizzling rice crust is combined with the chicken and vegetables at the table, making the sizzle sound that gives this dish its name. The chicken is flavorful but it is the rice crust that makes this dish a standout. Served with crispy vegetables, this dish is consistently an excellent choice.

The menu is huge, as are the portions, so don’t be afraid to go with friends and mix and match your entrees. I often get carry out for those late night Milwaukee business meeting. It really hits the spot and everyone just loves their egg rolls and soup.

Yen Ching also features a smaller lunch menu, including smaller portions and smaller prices. Most lunch selections are available for less than $6.00.

If Chinese food is on your mind, don’t miss Yen Ching – you won’t be disappointed.