Hing WahSuite 101, 212 S. Bond St.,...


Hing Wah

Suite 101, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays,

11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

(410) 879-8883. Cheap lunchtime specials first wooed me inside this Chinese restaurant and carryout. Super service and an extensive menu keep me, and lots of other Bel Air office workers, coming back.

Shrimp with lobster sauce and pork fried rice is only $4.95 at lunchtime. Other dishes, such as chicken chow mein, cost even less at $3.95. Lunch box specials are available Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Warning: If you don't like it hot, say so before ordering. Eyes have been known to water at Hing Wah.

All the basics we've come to know and love are also here, beef chow mein for $4.15 a pint and roast pork egg foo young for $4.85, but there are also more adventurous dishes. Try fung wong pan, a surprising combination of lobster meat, chicken liver, black mushrooms and Chinese vegetables, for $8.25. Even fried rice becomes something special when its served with crab meat, $9.30 a quart.

Of course, no Chinese meal is complete without appetizers, and Hing Wah has plenty to choose from. The standards, shrimp toast at $3.55 and egg rolls at $2.55, are here. For something different order fried won ton with sweet and sour sauce at $3.45 or South Sea rumaki (chicken livers and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon) for $3.95.

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