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Lost Huntington: Ming’s Restaurant

By JAMES E. CASTO For The Herald-DispatchMay 20, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the 288th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington scenes.

HUNTINGTON - As a teenager, Ming Eng made his way from his native China to Hong Kong and then to Toronto, Canada, where he worked as a busboy and waiter. Within 10 years he was the head chef at a Toronto restaurant, and it was there that Huntington’s Harold Frankel, owner of the Route 60 Holiday Inn, found him.

It took some doing, but Frankel managed to convince Eng to come to Huntington to be the chef at the Mikki Club, a Polynesian-style bar and restaurant at his motel. That was in 1969.

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