Trincas launched the Ming Room in 1982.
Ming Room was the first to introduce spicy Sichuan-style food to Kolkata.
At that time, Chinese cuisine in the city was mostly based on Cantonese cuisine.
Ming Room quickly became one of the most beloved and sought after Chinese restaurants in Kolkata
and is now considered the starting point of a food revolution that led by popular demand, to the “spicy-fication” of Chinese food in the city!
Ming Room is very much a part of Kolkata’s culinary heritage.
Ming Room introduced classic dishes like the Chicken Drums of Heaven (crisply battered on the outside and steaming hot on the inside!);
Lamb in Hot Garlic Sauce (now a Kolkata favorite); and fiery Spicy Prawns.
It's USP was the special, superbly spicy, home-made chilli paste.
That same secret chilli paste recipe still makes the Chinese food at Trincas a standout and Ming Room one of Kolkata best Chinese restaurant
Today, Ming Room is a beautiful space lit by hanging red lanterns.
On one side, a red-canvas wall floats golden clouds, on the other side, a glass window separates Ming Room from Trincas.
From here you can watch all the goings-on in the main restaurant and still have a quiet, intimate dinner conversation at your table.
Ming Room is one of Kolkata’s favourite Chinese restaurants.
We will warn you however: Beware of the potent chilli sauce!