Bates Dining Hall aka the NMMI mess hall(located above cadet store) has a new public enemy number one. The plate of pepper steak you see below next to the 24 ounces of Mountain Dew is enough food for two NMMI Bronco football players for the exceedingly low price of around $7.00.
Now who is that public enemy? Beijing Express located adjacent to Long John Silvers, delivers literally plate loads of delicious Chinese food to voraciously hungry NMMI cadets and Job Corps students. An attendant at Beijing Express told us that it was not unusual to see as many as 40 orders lined up ready to be delivered to New Mexico Military Institute and almost as many to the Job Corps! Huge servings at an incredibly low price makes this claim easy to believe.
A glance at the Beijing Express Menu makes one wonder how they can be profitable selling ginormous plates of delectable Chinese food for less than 7 dollars! We love almost every item on their menu including the fried dumplings, crabmeat Rangoon, spring egg rolls, beef chop suey, moo goo gai pan, pepper beef, chicken almond, the very popular Happy Family, and lomein.