Culture / Savory Saints

Ming Ten fills your belly without draining your wallet

Story by Mayra Monroy, Editor-in-Chief
Photo Courtesy of Mayra Monroy

College is great. Academics, friends, and campus life, everything you could ever need in these four (or five) years. On the other side of the coin, college is also busy, with impending deadlines everywhere you turn. This phenomenon always approaches at the worst time too and usually strains your brain, sleep schedule…oh, and your wallet. College students sometimes have the worst diets, mostly consisting of cheap beer and a lot of ramen. But where in this busy, larger than life city could be a place in which a student could find affordable food?

Sushi has been known to be a luxury and can be purchased by the piece/pack at your local Meijer…but what about unlimited sushi?

Look no further than Ming Ten, a Japanese-Chinese Hibachi restaurant that is located off the East Beltline on Celebration Drive. Nestled in a building between Celebration Cinema and other Knapp’s Corner stores, Ming Ten brings Japanese and Chinese Cuisine to the table with a buffet filled with everything from stuffed shrimp to traditional chicken wings. There’s spicy Korean style shrimp, traditional chicken with broccoli, stuffed crab, crab rangoons and everything you could stack high on your plate.

Besides the vast selection of possible food to stuff your face with, there’s a Hibachi grill, where the food you want is made right in front of you. There’s also a chance to experience sushi, with an extensive sushi bar, with anything from avocado salmon sushi (pictured), to spicy tuna and salmon. This semester held my first experience with sushi and Ming Ten was the perfect place to start, as the wide selection of sushi is perfect for first time sushi-eaters or experienced sushi-aficionado.

There is also a dessert bar filled with fruit and ice cream galore, to finish off your well-rounded meals. With special pricing for lunch ($7.99) and dinner ($10.99/$11.99), you’re getting the bang out of your buck with food from Ming Ten. The food is quality and a buffet is always the best for college students on a budget. You’ll save even more if you show your Aquinas College Student Discount Card, sponsored by Student Senate.

All in all, I would give Ming Ten an 8.5 for quality of food, price, and good vibes.

About the Writer…

unnamedMayra Monroy is a senior studying Communication and Journalism.She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Saint, Writer for Revue Magazine and the Marketing Intern for Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Mayra enjoys traveling, being immersed in local and national news, and spends her day on Twitter.

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