Chong Qing Mei Wei Szechwan Restaurant

5406 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
949-651-8886

Details

  • Daily 11am-9:30pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Chong Qing is the type of Chinese restaurant where the menu bumps into the triple digits and contains items ranging from the tried-and-true (orange and sesame chicken, chow mein) to the rare (I've only seen the crispy rice crust dishes, toasted grains scraped from the bottom and sides of cooking pots, in the Persian style called tadig) to the esoteric (lamb stomach hot pot, pig kidney, and mao xue wang, a specialty known in English by the charming name bubbling blood that combines the best of bún bò Hue with menudo).

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