You Gotta Eat: Ming's Buffet

By WEEK Reporter

September 22, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:27 AM CDT

Ming's is located in East Peoria, one of the shops orbiting the super Wal-Mart. Overlook it at your own peril.

The thing about buffets is that you're tempted to go for quantity over quality. At Ming's, you can do both.

Manager Jimmy Liu says the reason people like Ming's is a combination of fresh food and quiet clean atmosphere.

So, photographer Joe Bennett and I decided to follow the assorted recommendations for dinner.

"Eating my veggies"..

"Going to try a little of everything"..

Which probably isn't possible.

The Salad was fine, the cauliflower tasty…but it was time for the main course. Or is that courses? Well, let's do seafood next. I see food, I want it.

The beauty of buffets like Ming's is the opportunity to taste and try new things…. which brings us to Joe's experience with Sushi.

He'd tried sushi only once before and it wasn't a good experience.

So, under Jimmy's watchful eyes he tried again… "That's good!"

Even though there's a lot of Asian cuisine here…I had to have a slice of the prime rib. If you want it cooked more, cut a slice and sent it into the kitchen. The prime rib is good. Just don't limit yourself…explore.

Like trying the coconut shrimp. We have lot of video of me eating them, because I had seconds. They are just tasty sweet little morsels which really ought to be over in the dessert aisle instead of seafood. Yummy.

Our bill, with endless drinks, came to $25.07.

Ming's Buffet is located at 1000 Riverside Drive in East Peoria, Open seven days a week - 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. for lunch and Dinner.

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