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Deep-Fried Pork Chop at Ming’s Caffe – NYC

March 1, 2014 | 6 Comments

noodles @ mings caffe

To my few faithful readers, I’m not ignoring the blog but simply going through a tough patch right now in my life. Some people stuff their faces when they’re down, but I lose my appetite. Yup, it’s that serious. In a way, it’s kind of fortunate, because I’d been eating like a beast the past few weeks and had been making lots of bad food decisions. Like eating a battered, deep-fried pork chop…

In my defense, I didn’t realize it would be battered. I ordered the pork chop with noodle soup ($4.50) at Ming’s Caffe thinking I would get a bowl of noodle soup with a typical Taiwanese-style fried pork chop on the side. The soup (pictured above) was good with some added Napa cabbage and the noodles were cooked well, but the pork chop…

fried pork chop @ mings caffe

Good god, why was it battered and deep-fried?! Everything tastes better fried, but not necessarily battered AND deep-fried. Personally, I’ve never eaten a fried pork chop and thought it needed more fat or more oil, but I guess someone at Ming’s Caffe thought otherwise. In their defense, the pork chop was fried golden, bubbly, and crunchy, but still, all I tasted was grease. It was just too much, in any state of mind. I’ll be ordering something else next time.

Ming’s Caffe
28 Canal St (b/n Essex & Division St; map)
New York, NY 10002

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6 Comments

  • Nicholas at 8:22 pm on March 2, 2014

    Aww Tia, let’s get deep fried pork chop together yeah?

  • bionicgrrrl at 7:47 pm on March 3, 2014

    @Nicholas – Yes, I need fried pork chop & dim sum therapy!

  • Danny at 10:15 am on March 4, 2014

    damn that’s a shame the pork chop was too greasy. it looked like it coulda been good if they knew what they were doing.

  • LUNCH at 11:45 am on March 5, 2014

    Tia, we’re due for some lady lunching!

  • someguy at 12:13 pm on March 10, 2014

    Sorry to hear about your rough patch. Hope this year will be a start to a better life.

    As for the pork chop, I can’t stand the taste of just grease, yuck!

  • bionicgrrrl at 11:07 pm on March 10, 2014

    @Danny – Maybe if it was breadcrumbs instead, like schnitzel…

    @Lunch – I wish…

    @someguy – Thanks & true dat!

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