Before there were Chinese all-you-can-eat buffets popping up in every other suburban shopping center, there were the iconic neighborhood chop-suey joints, famous for big portions of inexpensive Chinese-American fare. The closest thing Kansas City has to those no-frills Chinese neighborhood restaurants is tiny Kin Lin, beloved by college students and midtown cheapskates alike. The prices are almost cut-rate, the portions are big and the food is surprisingly good. If décor and ambience are important to one's sensual dining experience, then Kin Lin's unassuming interior (which has actually improved to a modest degree) may be a turnoff, but its die-hard devotees don't give a damn. A "regular sized" plate of General Tso's chicken costs less than seven bucks, and you won't be hungry an hour later.