Sweet, spicy, sour, fried chicken – a recipe for success to the typical American palate. Popularized in New York City in the 1970’s, General Tao (also spelled Tso) Chicken has become an American classic. It’s in every Chinese restaurant across the country, and Canada’s Chinese restaurants follow suit. It’s achieved a cult-like following, legendary status, and has inspired it’s own documentary. Even if you’ve never eaten it, you’ve likely heard of it.
Part of the intrigue of this widely-known Chinese dish is that it virtually does not exist in China. Even the original version (not fried or sweet) was only popular in Taiwan, where chef Peng Chang-kuei created it and named it after his home-town hero, General Tso Tsung-t’ang. (Yes, he is a real person.)
But does that make it any less delicious? We think not.
Our General Tao Chicken recipe is all the things: a little sweet, a tad spicy, balanced with sour, and infused with savoury. It’s lightly battered and fried to perfection, then coated in our carefully crafted house-made sauce.
If you’ve never tried General Tao Chicken before, there is no time like the present. If this is already your go-to comfort food, we feel you. And so does the rest of Toronto — it’s our most popular dish! Order online today!