I’m not a fan of Chinese and rarely eat it. The only truly GOOD Chinese I’ve had was at what looked like a little dump but people told me it was worth going to. A friend and I went and there were only 5 tables. The server came out, discussed options with us, and took our order.
Then she went behind the counter...and started cooking! She had a one person restaurant - owner, cook and waitress. Food was awesome! I had never imagined Chinese food like that. And...I’ve never been to another place 1/10th as good.
That was 30 years ago in Sacramento. Don’t know who she was but I hope she made a fortune!