6605 Airport, 512/451-7104
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11am-2:30pm, 4:30-10pm; Sat., noon-10pm; Sun., noon-9:30pm
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.
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
Let's put it this way: Red chili wonton bathed in peanut sauce; grilled lamb skewers; green onion crepes; over 15 options for wok-fried noodles. Hot pots to share are $4.50 each, try the tomato variety first.
2700 Anderson, #212, 512/336-8888