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Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese New Year began February 10-11, but don’t worry, there’s still time to celebrate: Chinese New Year festivities last for fifteen days! 2013 is a Year of the Snake, associated with wealth and prosperity. And of course, as with all Chinese New Years and all of our favorite holidays, it’s best celebrated with food.

If you decide to have a Chinese New Year lunch or dinner, you have a few local and authentic choices for partaking in delicious food. This time, we went with Ding How Asian Bistro on Old Canton in Ridgeland. Some folks may remember the old Ding How in Jackson, which didn’t have as good a reputation; trust us, if you haven’t eaten at the Ridgeland Ding How, you’re missing out. It’s consistently terrific, when it comes to food and service.

DingHow-ChineseFoodIn addition to their regular menu, Ding How has Dim Sum (small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates – think of it as Chinese tapas), and an extensive tea menu, and a really friendly staff … plus, they have a few round tables with large, spinning lazy-Susans, which are perfect for sharing dishes and dining family style. Fun, too. So, taking advantage of the special tables and the large menu, we shared a variety of dishes. We also had one Chinese speaker at our table, who made some recommendations and talked with our waitress about some of her favorite foods.

On this chilly, rainy day, our party loved the jasmine tea. We started with some soups – their Egg Drop Soup is so good! – and salad, and appetizers of vegetable egg rolls and shrimp spring rolls. For our main courses, we shared a lot of tasty entrees. Over conversations about new years, new goals, and new favorite foods, from Steamed Dumplings to Cashew Chicken to Tofu Teriyaki and everything in between, we left the restaurant feeling happy and very, very full.

The Year of the Snake is officially off to a great start. Happy Chinese New Year, y’all!

What’s your favorite Chinese food?

Ding How Asian Bistro on Urbanspoon
Ding How Asian Bistro
6955 Old Canton Road
Ridgeland, MS
(601) 956-1717
Price: $

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27 Responses to Happy Chinese New Year!

  1. Tony February 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Love the cashew chicken!

  2. Baron February 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I’m constantly forgetting to get the Dim Sum when I am there. Yet another reminder.

  3. Sumner Abraham February 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Hope to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Amerigo!

  4. Jeff Brown February 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Someone really needs to introduce Chinese food delivery to the Jackson area.

    Pizza isn’t the only food that can arrive to your door.

    It would really change the landscape here and force any one else to follow. We just need ONE out of the many places to do it. Just one.

    • Ana February 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Yeah I totally agree with this. The fact that nothing delivers is and remains ridiculous. By the way.. this place is just not great – sorry, it isn’t. Mr. Chen’s is authentic and fresher.

    • nyssa March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      Fuji in Brandon delivers. They are Japanese, Sushi, and Chinese. And they are spectacular.

  5. Christa Fuerst February 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    I am always asking people where to get good Chinese food here in Jackson. I am so excited to give Ding How at try :)

    • Ana February 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      Wok to Go – it’s great, hot, cheap, and against the other generic Chinese food restaurants it is the best. Don’t go here for authentic but DO go for great general.

  6. Sharon February 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Haven’t had dim sum since a trip to NYC and China Town. I will definitely have to check out Ding How!

  7. Peter February 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    The Sunday Dim Sum made me feel I was in Chinatown in New York.

  8. Ashten February 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Can’t wait to try Ding How Asian Bistro!

  9. Jan Richardson February 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder about how good this restaurant is.

  10. David February 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I am so glad they didn’t get rid of the dim sum. I wish more people were into it and they could drive it around in a cart like other dim sum restaurants. Hard to order dim sum off a menu.

  11. Dwonda February 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I must try this place; I love asian food!

  12. Nicoe February 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Oh, I love to go by on Fridays after work. Sit at the bar and have some drinks and dim sum.
    They are so incredibly nice and go out of your way to keep you happy and their.

  13. Nikeia February 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Happy Chinese new year! I’m a rabbit

  14. Hanna Tiep February 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I haven’t had Ding How since it moved to Ridgeland! This reminded me to go try the new location! It was great in Jackson, I’m sure it will be great wherever else it decides to travel to!

  15. Marie February 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Ding How is so good. I’m so glad that Eat Jxn spotlighted them. The food is amazing and I can’t wait to eat there again.

  16. lauren February 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    YumMmM.. asian food!

  17. JB February 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ll have to give this location a try. I was definitely not a fan of the ding how on 55. Hopefully this will be a lot better.

  18. Megan February 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Sounds like a great place!

  19. Shelia February 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Sounds pretty good.

  20. Jaclyn Lewis February 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Love the comparison of dim sum to tapas. So true!

  21. Elizabeth February 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Steamed dumplings at Mr. Chen’s are the best!!

  22. Jon Daniels March 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    LOVE Chinese food!!!! Will definitely have to Ding How!!!!

  23. nyssa March 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Ding How was my favorite place to eat as a child. My grandmother took me once a week. I even at there when shopping for my prom dresses. It was very near my heart. I hope this location is as good as they were.

  24. nyssa March 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    ate not at.

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