I like Americanized Asian anything. Louie’s is great and has that cheesy ’70s “Oriental” look and feel. Edward Said would have been delighted. Panda Express has also hit the spot after a week in the trenches.
That being said (pun intended), the only authentic food of any ethnicity/religion/region/whatever is only cooked in kitchens of private homes or street carts or very small pension-type lodgings where most stomachs fear to tread. Everyone claims to want authentic, but in a very sanitized, Disneyesque way.
Of course Jonathan. We always ate at the Greenwood Mandarin and I am mid century. The Ballard Mandarin in some of the same people and we still eat there. I don’t recall it was any different when I was a kid. What’s changed in what we now order.
Snappy Dragon has green beans so delicious I suspect they have crack in them. I love Louie’s, and if you order the walnut prawns, you will thank me. We used to drive out to 143rd and Greenwood for Ho Yuen’s, but alas, it is no more.