kung pao chicken, sweet n sour pork, shrimp fried rice
I would't be surprised if you don't believe me, but this is my no-foolin' answer:
Tasty Goody on Lincoln, in Venice. Call ahead and order it; it is a steam-table place but they will make anything for you fresh if you ask - and they make it well. Again, from the outside, they look like the usual junky kind of place, but they KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen if you ask them to make you something real.
They're my go-to for salt&pepper shrimp w/the shells on, for instance.