I have eaten at scores of Chinese take-out joints all over this country, and never have I received soup as hot as what I got at Chung King. A few degrees hotter and it would have been boiling, I imagine. It took several minutes before it cooled down enough to be eaten. I liked it fine. It was very thin but there was nothing objectionable about the flavors.
Sometimes places like this are crowded because they're cheap, sometimes because they're delicious, and sometimes because they're both. Chung Hing wasn't crowded at all, which should have been a good indicator to me. It was cheap (although I've had cheaper) but it just wasn't good. There is no need for me to ever return.