Chinese delivery in the District?
After a few really disappointing chances with Mei Wah - I used to live in Friendship Heights, the one there is SO much better - I need a new Chinese Delivery place.
Mei Wah in Dupont, at least for delivery, is not that great at all.
Normal, American chinese food - criticize it all you want, but sometimes you want it, and sometimes you want it brought to your apartment.
What are some good ones?
It all depends on where you live in the District. I live in Shaw, close to Logan Circle and I get delivery from Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant on 14th (for when I want decent, spicy Chinese) and Peking Garden on 18th when I want my guilty Chinese-American favorites.
Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant
1527 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
I had great wall once and it was too greasy for me to get past about 3 bites, and I had to toss it.
I love the idea, but...I can't stomach the oil.
I live in north dupont off 17th street, very close to U...so I'm deliverable from a good portion of places (just not Spices in Cleveland Park and Nooshi is unfortunately no where near as tasty)
Peking Garden is who I call when I want Sweet & Sour Chicken, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons with fake crabmeat or General Tso's Chicken. They fry things properly and the everything is sickly sweet. Which is perfect for me when I want to guiltily indulge in some old school Chinese American food like. I just can't say no to fried food and sugar. If you want to order something other than these things, wellll, I would be a little leery when I order.
I love Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese. I stopped getting delivery from there when I moved to Dupont (use to live in Adam's Morgan near Woodley Park) because I thought they wouldn't deliver. But I recently was mailed one of their menus, so I took it as a good sign that they are willing to deliver to Dupont.
Their cold sesame noodles are delicious.