Ding How II is an unassuming Chinese restaurant in the shopping center at the corner of Whitesburg and Airport Road. It’s been a Huntsville favorite since it opened around 15 years ago, and since we visited it’s easy to see why! Delicious Chinese food at GREAT prices made us wonder why we hadn’t stopped in more often. We definitely recommend checking out this great Huntsville find.
BBQ Spareribs - $4.95
The BBQ spareribs didn’t have much meat on them, but they were really savory and delicious! We enjoyed these and they were brought to our table very quickly upon ordering.
Potstickers - $4.50
Traditional pork potstickers are an appetizer that we never miss when visiting Asian restaurants. We love how they’re such an easy appetizer to share and usually very good!
Today we went to Ding How ll where we tasted the delicacies of Chinese food. There were fascinating decorations including embroidery, paintings, and lanterns.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Mongolian Beef with Steamed Rice, Spring Roll, and Hot and Sour Soup- $4.50
For lunch, I had the Mongolian beef and ordered plain rice, since they did not have a gluten free soy sauce option. Our waitress was good and refilled our drinks regularly. This is a good and affordable restaurant that gives you a good taste of culture and food.
Ding How II was recommended to me by my mom so I suggested that we all go try it since it was close to the office. We actually ended up walking to the restaurant since it was a nice day, which was a lovely break to get some fresh air and exercise. We were seated quickly when we arrived at the restaurant and our food came out quickly.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Sesame Chicken with Fried Rice, Spring Roll, and Egg Drop Soup - $4.50
I’m not usually the biggest fan of Asian food, but Ding How II had some of the best I’ve tasted. I really enjoyed the spareribs, the egg drop soup, and the chicken was delicious. The only complaint I had with the entire meal was that my fried rice tasted a little smokey. I tasted my coworker’s rice, which was prepared separately without vegetables, and it tasted great! So mine must have just been a bad batch.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to Ding How, and it was just like I remembered. There were some really cool zodiac sign place mats that we spent a questionable amount of time looking at and reading about each animal and their associated year.
WHAT HE ATE:
The pot stickers, egg drop soup, and fried rice were all really good. The General Tso’s Chicken wasn’t anything to go crazy for, though. If I could go back in time I probably would have ordered the sesame chicken. The waitress was very nice and prompt in filling drinks, taking orders, etc. If you are looking for cheap and quick Chinese food, I’d definitely stop by.
Ding How II is a Huntsville, AL staple. The first thing that I think of when I hear “Ding How II” is where is Ding How I? The place is kind dimly lit, which seems kind of strange, but besides that, the experience was very pleasant. Our waitress was very attentive and was nice.
WHAT HE ATE:
Happy Family Combo with Fried Rice, Spring Roll, and Egg Drop Soup - $5.25
I had the combination “Happy Family” meal, which was a stir fry of chicken, beef (I think) and shrimp. I thought I was ordering a deep fried dish, but I didn’t read what it was, so that’s on me. I was kinda stuffed from our appetizers, but I forced myself to eat the entree.