Hing Won Adds By the Pound Buffet; Raises Prices
Big changes at one of my favorite fast food Chinese places in Midtown… Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th) which is famous for their two different lines, has upended the left side of their operation by making their steam table into a pay by the lb. self serve food bar. The Americanized Chinese food they served on the left side used to be one of those point-to-what-you-want situations, but now you help yourself- and pay $5.80 a pound for whatever you take. The food itself hasn’t really changed, so you probably end up paying more for less of the exact same food- but you do end up with greater variety, so it’s not all bad. And $5.80 is still cheaper than most generic deli by the lb. buffets. So if Chinese food is what you like, and buffet by the lb. is your preferred method, this news should be very exciting to you.
That’s not all though. The right side, where Hing Won serves up their more ”authentic” Chinatown style fare, didn’t escape unscathed.
There’s a new menu! Well, it’s the same menu- but instead of being charmingly scrawled by hand, it’s officially printed. Kind of a bummer… I prefer it messy. And of course, with any menu change comes the inevitable price hike. The new “printed” menu features a 50 cent increase on pretty much every single thing on the menu. It’s still a good deal though, and their food is still better than Yips (on 52nd btw. 5+6th).
Hing Won, 48 W. 48th St. (btw. 5+6th Ave.), 212-719-1451