Miami's not exactly a bastion of quality Chinese cuisine, but it is possible to sniff out fresh, inexpensive Asian eats if you know where to look. Chef Chen's two Palmetto Bay locales are known for crab rangoon, fried rice and egg foo young - along with all the other Chinese takeout stand-bys. Just your basic walk-up strip mall counter, the decor is nothing to look at, but it's the food you're after at a place like this. Eaters can sit down or carry out, and prices range from $8 to $15 for most entrees. So stop bemoaning Miami's lack of Panda Express and patronize Chef Chen for your Chinese fix instead.
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