They serve chinese dishes but I like their american dished better eventhough I am chinese I like eating their short ribs with rice and gravy. The cook likes to feed people good price and lots of food. He will give you more rice with gravy on the short ribs dish without charging more. I hear that breakfast is good because it comes with rice, eggs and meat. unlike most restaurants the cook makes sure you leave full with friendly service. This is the only place where the cook gives you more food personally making sure you eat well. All people who have lived the area know this place and always go to eat. This is one of the local diner where many old timers like to eat in peace without the big crowds like the other diners have. My dad and his friends like this place and they know the owners for a long time. All the chinese and asians know this place.
I must first say that I think the Chinese food that i have dined on in Ming's Cafe is about as authentic as there is in Bakersfield. However, they also serve many American dishes too. Although I haven't dined on American dishes here my observation is that they serve more American dishes than Chinese dishes.
The owner's have very good intentions but sometimes they spend a little too much time talking while I'm trying to dine..... and that is annoying.
Overall, I think the food is good. I'll dine here again from time to time.