Hing Won Adds By the Pound Buffet; Raises Prices

The New Hing Won

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. 

The New Hing Won

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

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  • I stopped by there today, and there was a really long line on the chinatown style side. It seemed, though, that a lot of people were ordering the old steam table stuff on that line.

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  • @Susan (hey, look at me steering this back on track!): It looks like all off-the-menu orders are being taken by the guy in the non-buffet line now. It’s also nearly as fast to order from him, as buffet patrons have to walk single-file past all the Chinese food tubs on that line.

    The two price hikes since the latest shutdown kinda sucks, though. I’ll accept Yip’s most days as it’s quicker and cheaper, if not as interesting.

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