After being frustrated for awhile with the local choices for Chineese food I've found a couple of places I'm pretty happy with.
The Eastern Palace located on Victory Blvd. just east of Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys has been a very pleasant surprise. I had not been in this place for years and years. They are under new management as of around November 2007. I've been there 3 times now and they have been consistently good and they serve nice size portions.
They are not cheap but they have been good and they have the best fried rice I've found by far in the Eastern or Central San Fernando Valley. Not only that but the place has great decor which was a total surprise walking in. Really great woodwork on the ceilings and walls. So far everyone I've taken there or recommended the place to agrees.
Also the Golden City Restaurant located at 17719 Vanowen just off of White Oak in Reseda. Food is always good. They use good quality ingredients and they serve nice size portions. Their fried rice isn't quity as good as the Eastern Palace but they are the next best fried rice within a 10 mile radius.
I really love their sizzeling rice soup. I like soups and they don't cheat you with the ingredients. Their prices are reasonable and they have very nice lunch deals.
I"m not as inclined to go to the Joie Luck Restaurant for take out with these places around. Joie Luck is very inconsistant with their fried rice and since I'm a fanatic for that dish that is a factor. I do like the lady at Joie Luck. She is very nice. Just wish the food was as good as these two places.