Authentic Chinese Cuisine: Exploring The Yen Ching Menu

Yen Ching is a popular family-owned Chinese restaurant with multiple locations in Virginia. For over 30 years, they have been serving up classic Chinese dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Their extensive menu features over 150 items including flavorful entrees, soups, appetizers, and more.

This comprehensive guide will take you through Yen Ching’s menu categories so you can discover authentic Chinese cuisine at its finest.

Authentic Chinese Cuisine: Exploring The Yen Ching Menu

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Appetizers to Start

Yen Ching’s appetizer selection includes all the classics like egg rolls, dumplings, and crispy wontons. These bite-sized plates are perfect for sharing.

Egg Rolls

The egg rolls are filled with pork, cabbage, carrots, and glass noodles then fried to golden perfection. Each order comes with 4 rolls and Yen Ching’s signature duck sauce for dipping.

Price: $5.95

Vegetable Egg Rolls (Vegetarian)

For a meatless option, try the vegetable egg rolls packed with cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts and glass noodles. Served with duck sauce.

Price: $5.95

Crab Rangoon

These crispy dumplings are filled with a creamy blend of crabmeat and cream cheese. It’s a customer favorite at Yen Ching. An order includes 5 dumplings.

Price: $6.95

Fried or Steamed Dumplings

Choose between fried or steamed dumplings filled with ground pork and vegetables. An order includes 8 dumplings, perfect for sharing.

Price: $7.95

Scallion Pancakes

These pan-fried pancakes are made with scallions layered into a crispy dough. Cut into wedges and served with soy-vinegar dipping sauce.

Price: $5.95

Crispy Wontons

Minced pork and shrimp wontons fried until golden brown. Served with sweet and sour sauce for dipping.

Price: $6.95

Soups and Salads

Yen Ching offers a range of hot soups and fresh salads to start your meal.

Egg Drop Soup

A basic egg drop soup with chicken broth, spinach, and ribbons of egg.

Price: $3.50

Hot and Sour Soup

A spicy, sour soup made with bamboo shoots, tofu, egg, and mushrooms. Topped with scallions.

Price: $4.95

Wonton Soup

Brothy chicken soup filled with pork wontons, shrimp, and garnishings of scallions and cilantro.

Price: $5.50

Egg Flower Soup

A savory chicken broth with spinach, carrots, bamboo shoots, and egg ribbons.

Price: $4.50

House Salad

Fresh salad greens with carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and croutons. Served with ginger dressing.

Price: $5.95

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, chow mein noodles, and romaine lettuce. Tossed in a sesame ginger dressing.

Price: $8.95

Chef’s Specialties

Indulge in one of Yen Ching’s chef specialties featuring fresh seafood, tender meats, and flavorful sauces.

Moo Shu Pork

Sliced pork stir-fried with shredded cabbage and mushrooms. Served with hoisin sauce and warm pancakes.

Price: $12.95

Mongolian Beef

Tender slices of beef sautéed with scallions in a savory brown sauce. Best over rice.

Price: $13.95

Kung Pao Chicken

Diced chicken wok-tossed with peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers in a spicy Kung Pao sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $12.95

Szechuan Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp stir-fried with celery, carrots, and onions in a bold Szechuan chili sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $15.95

Hunan Fish

Filets of tender fish stir-fried with broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and spicy Hunan sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $16.95

Salt & Pepper Squid

Crispy fried squid tossed with onions, chilies, and salt-pepper seasoning. An off-menu favorite!

Price: $14.95

Chicken Entrees

Yen Ching offers a variety of classic chicken dishes, from crispy orange chicken to spicy General Tso’s.

Orange Chicken

Crispy fried chicken bites in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. A takeout favorite! Served with rice.

Price: $12.95

General Tso’s Chicken

Fried chicken pieces glazed in a sweet, spicy sauce. Served with steamed broccoli and rice.

Price: $12.95

Sesame Chicken

Crispy fried chicken coated in a sweet sesame glaze. Served with rice and broccoli.

Price: $12.95

Lemon Chicken

Tempura fried chicken breast with lemon sauce. Served with steamed rice and vegetables.

Price: $13.95

Cashew Chicken

Diced chicken sautéed with cashews, snow peas, carrots and water chestnuts in a brown sauce.

Price: $12.95

Chicken with Broccoli

Sliced chicken and broccoli stir-fried in a savory brown sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $12.95

Beef Entrees

Savor thinly sliced beef paired with crisp veggies in flavorful sauces over rice or noodles.

Beef with Broccoli

Flank steak and broccoli in a brown garlic sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $13.95

Pepper Steak

Sliced beef sautéed with onions, peppers, and tomatoes in a brown sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $13.95

Beef Chow Fun

Wok-tossed sliced beef with rice noodles, bean sprouts, and scallions. A Cantonese favorite!

Price: $12.95

Mongolian Beef

Already described in the Chef’s Specialties section.

Price: $13.95

Beef with Garlic Sauce

Thinly sliced beef with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and spinach in a garlic sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $13.95

Seafood Entrees

The fresh seafood options at Yen Ching include shrimp, scallops, squid and more.

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

Shrimp braised in a savory sauce with egg, diced vegetables, and hints of lobster flavor. Served with rice.

Price: $15.95

Kung Pao Shrimp

Spicy Kung Pao shrimp with peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. Served with rice.

Price: $15.95

Shrimp with Snow Peas

Shrimp stir-fried with snow peas, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and carrots in a light sauce.

Price: $15.95

Scallops with Garlic Sauce

Tender scallops wok-tossed in a rich garlic sauce with spinach. Served with rice.

Price: $17.95

Squid with Salt & Pepper

Crispy seasoned squid. Already described in the Chef’s Specialties section.

Price: $14.95

Seafood Bird’s Nest

Shrimp, scallops, squid, and veggies on a nest of crispy noodles. Topped with a savory sauce.

Price: $17.95

Fried Rice and Lo Mein

Build a complete meal with Yen Ching’s popular fried rice and lo mein noodle dishes.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Stir-fried rice with carrots, peas, onions, and egg. A vegetarian favorite!

Price: $9.95

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken and egg fried rice with peas, carrots, bean sprouts, and green onions.

Price: $10.95

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp fried rice loaded with vegetables and egg.

Price: $12.95

House Special Fried Rice

Shrimp, chicken, pork, and egg fried rice with mixed vegetables.

Price: $13.95

Chicken Lo Mein

Wheat noodles stir-fried with sliced chicken, napa cabbage, carrots, and scallions.

Price: $10.95

Vegetable Lo Mein

Lo mein noodles with broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, bean sprouts, and other veggies.

Price: $9.95

Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp and veggies tossed with lo mein noodles in a savory sauce.

Price: $12.95

Classic Chop Suey

These saucy stir-fries served over rice are Chinese-American comfort food.

Chicken Chop Suey

Diced chicken with celery, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and other veggies in a brown sauce.

Price: $11.95

Shrimp Chop Suey

Shrimp and mixed vegetables in a flavorful brown sauce.

Price: $12.95

Pork Chop Suey

Thinly sliced pork and vegetables in savory brown sauce.

Price: $11.95

House Special Chop Suey

Chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies in brown sauce. Serves 2-3 people.

Price: $16.95

Vegetarian Favorites

Yen Ching offers many vegetarian-friendly dishes, like these tasty options:

Vegetarian Delight

Mixed vegetables, tofu, and mushrooms in a light sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $11.95

Buddha’s Feast

Broccoli, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean curd, and other veggies stir-fried in a garlic sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $12.95

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Wok-seared eggplant with garlic sauce. Served with steamed rice.

Price: $11.95

Ma Po Tofu

Spicy Szechuan dish with silken tofu, ground pork, and vegetables in chili sauce. Served with rice.

Price: $12.95

Vegetable Lo Mein

Lo mein noodles tossed with broccoli, mushrooms, snow peas, and other vegetables.

Price: $9.95

Kids Menu

Yen Ching offers smaller portions for kids 12 and under.

Chicken Fingers with Fries

Price: $6.95

Chicken Lo Mein

Price: $6.95

Orange Chicken with Rice

Price: $6.95


End your meal on a sweet note with one of Yen Ching’s desserts.

Mango Pudding

Silky mango pudding. Price: $5.95

Fried Banana

Sliced banana fried in a light batter. Price: $5.95

Lychee Ice Cream

Sweet lychee fruit-flavored ice cream. Price: $4.95

Ginger Ice Cream

Refreshing ginger-infused ice cream. Price: $4.95

Fortune Cookies

Crispy cookies with a fortune inside. Price: $0.50 each

With excellent service and amazing Chinese dishes made to order, Yen Ching is a go-to spot for Chinese cuisine in Virginia. Stop by a location near you and explore the full menu today!

Yen Ching Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common FAQs about dining at Yen Ching:

What are Yen Ching’s most popular dishes?

Some top picks are General Tso’s Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, and Shrimp Lo Mein.

Do you offer vegetarian or gluten-free options?

Yes, we have many vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free dishes. Ask your server for recommendations.

What is the best way to experience a variety of dishes?

We suggest ordering family-style and sharing a few appetizers, entrees, and sides. Our Chef’s Specialties platter is also a great option.

Can I order Yen Ching food for takeout or delivery?

Absolutely! We offer takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery through third-party partners. Give us a call to place your order.

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