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New Yorkers' relationship with Americanized Chinese food is a lot like our relationship with the city itself: we know it's probably not the best for our health, but, hey, we love it. Midtown West's China Gourmet is a textbook city stop for the saucy stuff, and above the counter you'll see pictured highlights from the menu that you can pick from. You shouldn't go into the neon-lit storefront with anything in mind other than the General Tso's chicken -- it's a heaping portion of sweet, sticky glaze over deep fried chunks of chicken in a plastic container. It may not be authentic Chinese, but it's authentically inauthentic. And that's why it's so tasty.

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China Gourmet

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New Yorkers' relationship with Americanized Chinese food is a lot like our relationship with the city itself: we know it's probably not the best for our health, but, hey, we love it. Midtown West's China Gourmet is a textbook city stop for the saucy stuff, and above the counter you'll see pictured highlights from the menu that you can pick from. You shouldn't go into the neon-lit storefront with anything in mind other than the General Tso's chicken -- it's a heaping portion of sweet, sticky glaze over deep fried chunks of chicken in a plastic container. It may not be authentic Chinese, but it's authentically inauthentic. And that's why it's so tasty.