The ‘Honest To God’ Truth About General Tso’s Chicken!

General Tso’s chicken (pronounced [tswò]) is a sweet deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants (it is also seen with other variants, such as General Tse’s chicken).

The dish is named after Zuo Zongtang, Marquis Kejing (also romanized as Tso Tsung-t’ang), statesman and military leader of the late Qing Dynasty.

(10 Nov 1812 – 5 Sep 1885)

There is no recorded connection to General Tso and the dish that was named in his honor. In fact nobody in Hunan, Zuo’s home province, has until recently ever heard of it, let alone eaten it!

General Tso’s Chicken

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General Tso after eating something other than his namesake chicken dinner.

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