China Wing was a stop on my Summer Eating Adventures Tour 2017.
A few weeks ago, our group was looking for a cuisine new to all of us, which is a hard thing to find in a group of foodies. None of us had ever eaten Korean food (not a lot of it to be had in Charlotte we discovered.) After a quick search we found China Wing and we were off.
First the good - our wait person was amazing. She knew her food. She asked us questions about preferences and aversions and then made recommendations for us. Since we were all new to Korean food she suggested that we order several dishes and share them family style. We all agreed that this was a good call. She suggested Beef Bulgogi and Dolsot Bibimbap (served with Kim Chee) as entrees and Kim Chee Pancake and Korean style wings as a first course. We enjoyed the food, though we each had our own preferences. My favorites were the Beef Bulgogi and the Kim Chee Pancake. I enjoyed the others but not as much as these. I don't enjoy Korean food as much as I do Vietnamese or Thai, but it is much preferable to the Americanized Chinese food so readily available. The food at China Wing was well prepared, not greasy or heavy, and well presented. I recommend this for anyone wanting to experience Korean food. We weren't disappointed.
Now the cons - The facilities leave much to be desired. I'm all about a dive restaurant, but this isn't a dive. I feels unclean and has an odd odor like stale cleaning water. I recommend that you get take out. And it is pricey. We spent $15.00 each for lunch and drank only water. The portions are small, so there isn't any "bang for your buck" here. I will return at some point because I found the food interesting enough to give it another go, but this will be more of a yearly adventure for me. My honest rating would be a 3.5/ better than average but less than very good.
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