At Lunch Now: Cheap Chinese Craving Takes Me to Yips
All that talk about Panda Express in the comments made me hungry for some bad steam table Chinese food, and for that there is really only one option… Yips (on 52nd btw. 5+6th.) Hing Won & Sun Yip are pay the pound, Ying Du is too authentic, and that place in the Rock Center concourse is so bad even I won’t go there. So Yips it was… the general tso’s chicken had just come out fresh, so how could I not? Fried rice and fried pork chops round out the lunch, and for $5.95 how could anybody possibly complain.
Ever since they went from 3 steam tables to 2, I assumed Yips was on its way to closing up shop after 30+ years (their sign says “Since 1974″ I think). But after today’s lunch, I think they may be better than ever. Perhaps getting rid of that 3rd steam table improved the overall freshness. It’s still crappy Chinese food (and enjoyment can fluctuate wildly depending on what you end up choosing)… but my general tso’s/pork chops/fried rice combo was the best Yips I’ve had in 3 years of Midtown Lunch’ing. Craving satisfied.