8023 Burnet Road, 512/351-0846
Local fast casual mini-chain specializes in steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings.
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
A sleek diner atmosphere and affordable favorites keep the crowds coming back for lunch and dinner. Choose your own combinations for noodle and rice bowls.
1000 E. 41st, 512/382-3860