You wouldn't think there's anything special about Peking One; it's a three-table takeout spot with pink Formica walls. The menu, or rather, a series of photographs of typical dishes, sits above the counter. Boring-looking takeout décor usually hints at dull and standard Chinese fare, but at Peking One the flavors attack your taste buds without reaping havoc on your wallet. For instance, the chef does ole General Tso proud by serving moist chicken in a broth of sweet-yet-spicy sauce garnished with crisp broccoli ($8.95). Orange chicken ($8.95) is similar, but the subtle citrus flavors are well balanced rather than overwhelming. Pepper steak ($8.95) is tender and evenly spiced. Plus, lunch can cost under $5 for a combo, and that includes a main dish, fried rice, and a soda.
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