OK, so cheap takeout chinese is a comfort food, especially if you're from the Northeast US where any major city has a Chinatown (from Philadelphia). Since I moved down to Austin about 2 years ago, I can't find anything that can compare. My go-to's are General's Chicken (don't judge), lo mein, teriyaki beef skewers, and sweet/sour chicken. I've ordered from many of the local north Austin spots and most serve the lo mein with LINGUINI or spaghetti pasta, the General's chicken with weird strips half fried and dipped into pad thai or BBQ sauce (wtf is this?), and beef skewers are almost non-existent.
I will say that I have gotten some good won-ton soup, specifically from Thai Cuisine on Parmer. They usually have a ton of wontons and very good broth.
I'm not asking for culinary masterpiece Chinese takeout, but I'm in desperate search of something that more closely resembles my stick-to-your-ribs cheap takeout "fast" Chinese fried/sauced food.
On another note, I had this same problem with finding good Pizza, but thanks to Homeslice down town, my pizza cravings are instantly satiated.