Desperately in search of guilty pleasure Chinese takeout
OK, so cheap takeout chinese is a comfort food, especially if you're from the Northeast US where any major city has a Chinatown (from Philadelphia). Since I moved down to Austin about 2 years ago, I can't find anything that can compare. My go-to's are General's Chicken (don't judge), lo mein, teriyaki beef skewers, and sweet/sour chicken. I've ordered from many of the local north Austin spots and most serve the lo mein with LINGUINI or spaghetti pasta, the General's chicken with weird strips half fried and dipped into pad thai or BBQ sauce (wtf is this?), and beef skewers are almost non-existent.
I will say that I have gotten some good won-ton soup, specifically from Thai Cuisine on Parmer. They usually have a ton of wontons and very good broth.
I'm not asking for culinary masterpiece Chinese takeout, but I'm in desperate search of something that more closely resembles my stick-to-your-ribs cheap takeout "fast" Chinese fried/sauced food.
On another note, I had this same problem with finding good Pizza, but thanks to Homeslice down town, my pizza cravings are instantly satiated.
Twin Lion at Braker at 183 may be a contender. I got their takeout regularly when I lived nearby. Sadly, they did not deliver.
The chicken in black bean sauce was one of my favorite items. I liked their lo mein as well, but I'm pretty sure it is made with linguini. What kind of noodle are you looking for in lo mein?
I don't judge you on the General Joe's, when it is good it is really good.
China Cafe at 183 almost to Lake Creek. Kinda far out (it is near where I worked at one time). Where do you live?
I love Thai Cuisine for lunch(never been for dinner). Seems to me the real deal for Thai. It is so packed now, you either have to get there at 11:15 or wait until a bit after 1 PM.
I've never been anywhere where they serve spaghetti or linguini as Lo Mein!