Instead of the spongy pieces of chicken covered in a sticky-sweet glop, this version of General Tso's Chicken from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking features crunchy little nuggets coated in a spicy and pungent sauce, full of fragrant ginger and garlic.
'General Tso's chicken' on Serious Eats
While shopping at Target this week, one item caught my eye: the General Tso's potato chips. Take the flavor of a Chinese-American favorite and roll it into a chip—how does this rank among Things That Taste Like Other Things?
Note: Lee Zalben, a.k.a. "the Peanut Butter Guy" is the creator of the Peanut Butter & Co., a New York sandwich shop with a national line of nut butters. Every week he'll chime in with some nuttiness. This week, he questions the authenticity of Kung Pao chicken. [Flickr: Lewi Hirvela] They call me "The Peanut Butter Guy." Everyone just assumes I know everything there is to know about peanuts and peanut butter, even the most esoteric and tangential of facts. I was out with some friends the other night at a popular Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. Of course I ordered the Kung Pao chicken. In part, because wherever I go, everyone always expects me to order the dish on the...
Chinese food expert and cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop was at Williams-Sonoma in New York City earlier this week to promote her new book Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province. Serious Eats tagged along with her to bring you this video, in which she prepares a Taiwanese version of General Tso's chicken.