Not looking for anything out of Chinatown, that's a discussion for a different time. I'm just trying to find a good source for delivery of Americanized Chinese standards. Think hot and sour soup, chicken with eggplant, moo shu pork, and maybe the occasional general tso's.
It seems that all the places in the LES are cut from the same cloth; identified as being small take-out only storefronts and featuring many non-chinese fried items (such as chicken, french fries, and plantains). As Chinese food has pretty much been adapted and localized the world over, it strikes me that this vein of Chinese restaurant is primarily catering to the Dominican population in the neighborhood. As compared to Chinese takeout in other parts of Manhattan, I am not a fan. The sauces are overly sweet and gloppy, the ingredients tend to be lower quality and not that fresh, and the style is just plain different than what I'm accustomed to. The best I've found is Golden Forest on Grand, but it's merely a tick better than the others.