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Yummy Yummy Asian Cuisine

Chicago

Quality Chinese food is sorely lacking in Lakeview, but Yummy Yummy Asian Cuisine helps fill that void with an extensive menu of cheap, old-school Chinese take-out that's, well, yummy. There are only about five tables in this tiny space that sports lime-green walls, so plan on ordering classics like orange chicken, beef lo mein, and Szechuan shrimp to go. These favorites are a cut above those at other unfussy Chinese joints in Chicago: they're not too soggy or greasy, and they're made with high-quality ingredients like tender chunks of white-meat chicken and fresh, crispy vegetables.