General Tso's chicken
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Named after General Tso Tsung-tang, or Zuǒ Zōngtáng (in pinyin), a Qing dynasty general and statesman, though there is no evidence connecting him with the dish.
- A sweet and spicy dish of deep-fried chicken, popular in Chinese restaurants in North America.
2009 May 31, Joanne Starkey, “Old-School Chinese With Efforts at Fusion”, in New York Times:
- Hot and sour soup, shrimp toast, shumai, General Tso’s chicken, pork with garlic sauce, beef with asparagus, hot and spicy shrimp, sushi deluxe, cheesecake, fried bananas, litchi sherbet.