Asian Bowl (on Union Tpk in Bellerose, Nassau County) was a great little authentic homestyle Chinese restaurant, with friendly atmosphere, low prices, great delivery and fast takeout. Despite my raving about it here, it closed due to lack of interest.
It was replaced by New Asian Bowl at the same location (248-06 Union Turnpike Bellerose, 718-962-2888), which is a great little authentic homestyle Thai/Chinese restaurant, with friendly atmosphere, low prices, great delivery and fast takeout. And it's completely stone cold empty most of the time.
It's not another Sripraphai, with a fascinating and deep menu of intriguing dishes. It's more Chinese-inflected comfort-Thai, done very well (e.g. really good Thai fried rice or drunken noodles). Here's the menu: http://718-962-2888.chinesemenu.com
The location is right off the Cross Island, right off the Grand Central....perfect for grabbing takeout as you go by. Hope you'll give it a try, I really like this place and would hate for it to close.