Port Chester: Every great cuisine except Chinese
Anybody had any luck with Chinese food in and around Port Chester? I've tried four different delivery places and Ray's take-out in Rye Brook, and haven't been impressed with any. I got used to Bao's in White Plains, and I don't expect that quality in every town, but I'm surprised at how bad the Chinese food is around these parts, especially given the abundance of other cuisines.
Have you tried Szechuan Pavillion on Westchester Ave. in PC?
I am still mourning the loss, after all these years, of the chinese-vegetarian Green Symphony in the Kohl's shopping plaza. The fact that they still have the awning up doesn't make it any easier!
I think it's the price of real estate/rent around Westchester that prevents many from opening up around here.
125 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY
If you do not have expectations of a "Chinatown quality" meal, and just want neighborhood American-style Chinese food that won't kill you, this place is fine. I prefer it over Ray's and Bao's. It's not on the menu, but they make a sizzling rice soup with a tomato base that is downright addictive. When I ask for it they are happy to make it. Their dumplings are servicable, as well as all the standards: pork/chicken in garlic sauce, moo shu, shrimp in chili sauce, chow fun. I've also liked the specials they list on the whiteboard. This isn't like Aberdeen, where you can expect seafood fresh from the tank or clay casseroles. It's for when you need a fix of basic Chinese food.