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“Asians Ripping Off Dumb Americans”
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New Ming
Ranked #506 of 1,471 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This restaurant is just another restaurant posing as an asian food restaurant that is really just trying to rip off dumb americans who don't know anything about asian food...or food at all. Those who dine in get better presentation, but that doesn't change the fact that the food is lackluster at best, and a complete insult to you as a customer at worst.

What you get when you order here are the bare minimum. They will leave out tons of ingredients. If you order a noodle dish for instance, you will get noodles, with a bit of sauce, and maybe one vegetable like broccoli, with some carrot shavings. Even if you order a specific dish that is supposed to consist of certain ingredients to actually be that dish, you will get a recipe that is missing all the key ingredients, and thus will not actually be what you ordered.

For instance I ordered a soup that was supposed to be in a coconut broth. What I got was a soup with no coconut what so ever, and thus the key flavor for that soup was absent. I also ordered a curry noodle dish that was supposed to come with a specific mix of vegetables. What I got was plain noodles with carrot shavings and broccoli. No mixed vegetables, and no real curry flavor. I could tell they didn't even add curry powder because this dish would have been yellow if they had used it, the turmeric in the curry paints things a neon yellow even if you only use a little. But these noodles were white.

The kicker is that I had even asked them specifically if they were sure they would be able to make that kind of curry because I wasn't sure, and they assured me that they could.

I also had ordered a bowl of soup only to get a cup. They just can't seem to get anything right in this restaurant, both the ingredients and the size. Whats the point of ordering at a place where they cant get your order right? And whats the point of going to an asian food restaurant if you aren't even going to be getting the asian dishes that you order, but are just going to be ripped off?

Problem was that I had gotten this food for delivery, so once I got it I was stuck with it. And of course they knew that, which is why they ripped me off that way. Because thats all their customers are to them, people to rip off, who they assume don't know anything about food, and don't care either. So if you do, avoid this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Brian K
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

We found the tiny restaurant on Monroe Ave though Trip Advisor. Asian restaurants in Rochester seem to serve more than one kind of ethnic cooking and we were looking for Thai. New Ming had decent pad thai that was tasty but no peanuts on top. The panang curry had plenty of shrimp and vegetables. It was Thai with a Chinese twist.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Modest prices with great tasting food. The Kung Pao chicken is my favorite. Crispy with a great sauce that I can't find anywhere else. The Karen and her family are always very friendly. Pay a visit and support this hard working family

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank t_w_hamilton
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

At the spot of the former Cobbs Hill pizza, New Ming serves up big food in a relatively small little space. The Chinese staples are reliable, but the noodle dishes are the real standouts: Singapore, Udon, Bun, Pad Thai are all quite good. The food is excellent, and frankly the place should be jammed all the time. Recommended!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank JrMushroom
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Love the food--cooked fresh. Simple menu with lots of vegequarian options. Reasonably priced. Great family staff

Date of visit: August 2015
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Thank Lise C
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