As great as spicy, greasy American Chinese food sounds after class, I always find myself walking away from Yang unimpressed. The tucked-away, smelly restaurant near the Roosevelt El boasts its Tribune Review, giving it three stars and suggesting patrons stick to the essentials. It's hard to mess up a Crab Rangoon, but the Sweet & Sour Chicken was the kind with the tub of red sauce separate from the dry chicken nuggets.
I did enjoy the Chow Fun (wide noodles), but it was the most expensive thing on the menu, and didn't lead me on to explore the rest. I'm glad some standard Chinese is in the neighborhood, but they could do much better. Passable.