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Ding BBQ & Hot Pot, for the Finest Szechuan Cuisine, Near All Broadway Shows!

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www.dingtimesquare.com/

In the Heart of Times Square
Near All Broadway Theaters
11:30 AM-11:30 PM Daily
234 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.265.0828


Personal Hot Pot Cooking!
Korean BBQ at the Table!
Szechuan Specialties!
Shrimp, Chicken Hot Pot!
Pork, Beef, Squid BBQ!
Chef's Tofu w. Chili Pork!
Special Lunch Combos!

Ding BBQ, Hot Pot, and
The Finest Szechuan Cuisine
Near All Broadway Shows!
www.dingtimesquare.com/
234 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.265.0828

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 31, 2017


What a thrill to discover Ding BBQ & Hot Pot Chinese Restaurant, located on West 48th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, amidst all the Broadway shows, near 42nd Street movie theaters, and walking distance to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. At this spacious and comfortable restaurant, with natural wood tables, chairs, and paneling, exposed brick walls, and leather seating in the booths, plus an encased tropical fish tank, you will feel relaxed and peaceful as you dine on exceptional Szechuan dishes or cook your lunch or dinner at the table. The booths have heating space for individual Hot Pots, as well as smoke-free Korean Barbecue grills. After two visits, I feel like an expert on the Hot Pot technique and will try the barbecue grill in the near future.

The Ding Hot Pot menu is seemingly endless, as each ingredient in the cooking process is ordered separately. After my tea service, I received my Vegetarian Soup Base, and the wait staff set the heat initially to high (I regulated the heat myself, throughout the cooking) to cook the Flower Mushrooms, Green Onions (Scallions), Vermicelli Noodles, Tomato, Corn, and Fresh Spinach. I added chili sauce and chopped spices. As you eat the very hot soup, you add more ingredients to the soup base in the pot. Additional soup base is also available. For two or more guests, a large shared Hot Pot is placed in the center cooking space. Other Vegetable Hot Pot options are bountiful, including Pumpkin, Fish Tofu, Chrysanthemum, Cauliflower, Chinese Yam, and Gluten Puff. Additional Soup Bases include, among many, Chinese Chicken Herb and Spicy. Meat ingredients include options like Beef, Lamb, Chicken, and Pork, while Seafood ingredient options include Squid and Shrimp. Staple Food ingredients, as they are called, include options like Rice Noodle and Egg, while Hot Pot Side Orders include choices like Crab Meat Sticks, Beef Balls, and Crispy Pork Rolls.

If you choose Korean Barbecue on the smokeless grill, you can choose between beef and pork options, like Pork Combo, to share, served with rice, lettuce, and pickle, or Beef Seasoned Prime Boneless Short Ribs, served with rice, lettuce, and pickle. Among the expansive list of Szechuan dishes to choose from, you will find House Special King Po Chicken, hot and spicy, Smoky Wok, tossed with spicy Asian chili, Diced Chicken, sautéed with three peppers. hot and spicy, Braised Cellophane Noodles with minced pork, Farm House Stir-Fried Pork with green chili pepper, and Braised Whole Fish with chili bean sauce. You can also order from a special Lunch Menu, weekdays, and there’s a Dried Pot Menu, too. Wine or Sesame Glutenous Rice Balls are featured for dessert. Ding BBQ & Hot Pot Restaurant is open 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily, so you can arrive before or after a theater matinee or evening show. They have an impressive bar available too. For those working in the theater industry, eating early or very late is especially easy at Ding, and you can eat light, if you’re singing, dancing, or setting up scenery or lighting. This is exceptional, healthy, and delicious cuisine. And, I for one like my food to stay hot, and what could be better than cooking or grilling right at your table! Come to Ding BBQ & Hot Pot for a lovely dining experience, and tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com!



Times Square Entrance, W. 48th St.
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Expansive Wood and Brick Decor
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Expansive Wood and Brick Decor
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sleek Wall-Enclosed Fish Tank
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Expansive Wood and Brick Decor
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Expansive Wood and Brick Decor
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Full Service Bar and Wines
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Expansive Wood and Brick Decor
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Hot Tea Service
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Vegetarian Soup, Vermicelli Noodles,
Flower Mushrooms, Scallions, Spinach
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Cooking Vegetable Hot Pot at the Table
at Ding Chinese Restaurant
Szechuan, Hot Pot, & Korean BBQ
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net