Anything decent at the Yen Ching?
A friend whom I haven't visited with in a long time invited me to lunch at the Yen Ching, a mediocre Chinese restaurant in Harvard Square.
I've had some pretty bad food there--is there anything that's good? OK? Even yummy?
Please let me know.
I'm not sure how helpful this is...but I have a friend who is obsessed w/ American-Chinese food and her favorite restaurant is literally Yenching. I went to dinner with her and her Dad when he was visiting about 3 months ago. I was of course being a little pretentious b*&*tch complaining about the food to my DH before I went (whoops). I actually enjoyed the meal. Probably because I was expecting it to be disgusting and it was totally fine. We had a spicy lo mein that my friend loves and gets every time. It was fine - not too greasy. I think we had kung pao tofu (again totally fine) and a few vegetable dishes (she's vegan). I do remember that the scallion pancakes were really good! And I remember that the waitress (she may have even been the owner) was very nice. You'll have a nice time with your friend there. :)