Just got back from Chung Sing in Ardmore. Terrible food, served somewhere between lukewarm and cold. Place was deserted and the decor/cutlery hasn't changed since the 70's. But you know what? I loved it!
The service was attentive, the tables and napkins were clean, they had lots of non-meat options (a rarity for the 'burbs) and everything was ridiculously cheap*. I prefer it to Sang Kee and most of the places in Chinatown. It's like one of those black and white horror movies, where the acting and script are terrible but they're entertaining regardless. I guess Chung Sing is the Plan Nine From Outer Space of chow.
These places don't get any due on chowhound, someone mentioned the carrot cake at Genuardi's and the coffee at WaWa's but those don't count because they're not 'bad', they're just non-foodie. I wanna know where you go that's bad but you love and visit regardless.
Basically, what's your Chung Sing?
*How ridiculously cheap? Last night I ate at Pure Food and Wine in NYC, where the appetizers cost on average $17. At Chung Sing, $6.50 got me a big bowl of fried breadsticks, soup, a spring roll, chow mein, fried rice and ice cream for dessert. That's pretty ridiculous.