Favorite Takeout Food from Hole In the Wall/Chinese Takeout Places NOT in Chinatown
One of my favorites is Great Wall in Chelsea on 25th and 9 Ave.
Although the majority of their food is cheap and mediocre at best, the Singapore Chow Mai Fun is seriously good (spicy curried thin noodles with shrimp, chicken, vegetables and pork) as are the wonton and hot/sour soups. They also have pretty decent fried chicken (yes I know its not chinese at all) too.
When I'm having a bad day or when money's tight - this so works for me. I'm sure there are others Chowhounders out there that have hole in the wall chinese favorite food places too and would love to hear about them.
239 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
I used to love the General Tso's chicken at Dinersty (yes, this was how they spelled it) on 8th btwn 30th and 31st, but they moved a few months ago and I can't figure out where they are now. As with all General Tso's, this was basically fried chicken candy, but it always hit the spot.
411 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001