Ching Chinese Express

14551 Red Hill Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780-6238
Ching Chinese Express is a Korean Chinese restaurant in Tustin. It has survived two Korean supermarkets closing, partly by selling dishes most Americans can quickly identify--sweet-and-sour-beef this, orange-chicken that, dumplings, gyoza and all that jazz. Since it's just a counter, most of the specials are numbered and combos, all arriving with whatever the panchan of the day is. But almost everyone who orders here gets the jajangmyeong, one of the most criminally underrated dishes in Orange County. It's a Korean Chinese classic: noodles slathered in a salty bean sauce spiked with caramel, then topped with your choice of veggies or meat. It's to Koreans what tacos are to: a once-foreign dish now assimilated as comfort food best eaten in obscene amounts.

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