7858 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Hours: Mon-Thu, 11am-9:30; Fri, 11am-10:30; Sat, 5-10:30pm; Sun, 11am-9:30pm
offers normally priced Chinese food that manages to surpass the mundane, sometimes by a good bit. Vegetarians, try the eggplant in garlic sauce, but make sure you specify "without pork."
Let's put it this way: Red chili won ton bathed in peanut sauce; grilled lamb skewers; green onion crepes; 14 options for wok-fried noodles. Hot pots to share are $6 each, try the tomato variety first.
2700 Anderson, #212, 512/336-8888
The Palace was huge back in the Seventies and Eighties, with long lines and great Chinese cuisine. It's back with a vengeance and loaded with authentic flavor. Get it delivered if you don't want to leave the house.
6605 Airport, 512/451-7104
Most folks go for the pho or the bun, but you should give the dinners a try. The hot-and-sour soup rocks, and the lunch specials are big, cheap, and delicious.
7601-I N. Lamar, 512/451-2464