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Decent everyday Chinese food in Providence/Pawtucket


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Decent everyday Chinese food in Providence/Pawtucket

Jill D | May 17, 2005 07:02 AM

The Providence questions just keep on coming. Here's mine. We're new-ish here (here being the east side of Providence), finding our way just fine around the food scene, but not doing great on finding decent chinese for takeout (well, in my DREAMS for delivery but we'll settle for takeout). We've fallen back on Apsara which is not even Chinese too many times.

So: what's good? We're willing to drive a bit, and my husband comes back from a Cambridge commute in the car and could easily pick up food in Pawtucket/around there during the week. (that's the same as delivery for me!) But we'll go elsewhere around here to pick stuff up. Happy to go off the East Side for properly made chow fun and ma po tofu and, really, anything.

suggestions? We are looking for just DECENT everyday chinese, not too much grease or cornstarch or celery. Spicy options are great (as long as it isn't all that way, you know, for the kids). I know it's out there (tell me more about the China Inn in Pawtucket, please), just not sure where, and our time and patience (2 little kids, hence takeout) are a bit limited to try every place we see.

What we have tried: some place, cannot remember the name, on East Avenue in Pawtucket just over the Providence line in that same shopping area with Barney's. Can't recall the name. YUCK. Steam table-y. Heavy and greasy and thoughtless. Limp veggies and did I mention greasy?

We also ate in at the Wok Cafe (hope I have the name right) on Hope near Rochambeau. It was okay. Service was superslow. Haven't tried takeout. I found the flavors of familiar food like mu shu chicken to be just a bit off, like the chef didn't know what it was supposed to taste like. Not horrible but we haven't wanted to try again.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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