China Town’s much loved restaurant group Chung Ying, are celebrating after being awarded a Pagoda rating and a listing in The Legacy of Taste Eating Out Guide.
Chung Ying on Wrottesley Street and Chung Ying Garden on Thorp Street are two of only 32 Chinese restaurants in the UK to be awarded a Pagoda rating and be listed in The Legacy of Taste Eating Out Guide.
Organised by Legacy of Taste, the organisation responsible for heralding Chinese restaurants in the UK, the Pagoda is a new restaurant accolade only given to the best Chinese restaurants.
The Legacy of Taste judging panel, which consists of Michelin starred Chinese chefs, Chinese TV chefs and experts on Chinese food and drink in the UK, rates the restaurants on authenticity of cooking methods and ingredients as well as service, general ambience and attention to detail.
The restaurant’s Pagoda awards mean people can now search for the restaurants by location in the Legacy of Taste Eating Out Guide.
Chung Ying owner James Wong said, “it’s great that the Chinese restaurant industry has its own benchmark rating system and that the popularity of Cantonese food continues to grow nationally. And of course it’s brilliant that Chung Ying continues to be recognised as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country.”
In 2013, Chung Ying was declared the winner of the Best Chinese Restaurant in the Midlands at the prestigious Tsingtao Legacy of Taste awards. The team then celebrated by making a spoof of Psy’s Gangham Style called Dim Sum Style.
The start of 2014 has seen the opening of a third site, Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row.