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May 27, 2007 06:51 PM

Los Angeles: Best General Tsos Chicken?

What chinese restaurant has the best general tsos chicken/generals chicken in los angeles?

Im from philly and i have yet to find any place here, anywhere that actually has good general tsos chicken or any chinese place that knows how to make it right.

does anyone have any good suggestions?

thanks a lot for your help!

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  1. I would also love to know! We used to get it all the time in NY in the 80's but haven't found the same thing here in L.A.

    1. This isn't General Tso's, but for Kung Pao, and other GREAT Chinese, check out Mao's Kitchen in Venice ( One of my all time favorite places for Chinese in LA.

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      1. re: pwarrick

        I tried Maos already, it's alright, it was different.

        But im still on a quest to find great general tsos chicken east coast style.

      2. I have not had this dish in L.A. so I can't give you a specific rec. I have made the recipe in the new cookbook called REVOLUTIONARY CHINESE COOKBOOK Recipes From Hunan Province by Fuchsia Dunlop and it came out very, very good. My plan is to explore the Hunan restaurants in the greater San Gabriel Valley for this dish and other dishes from this region, I don't expect to find a great version outside of the greater SGV! Hopefully others will make some specific recs!

        1. While I think the place serves nothing but bastardized American Chinese food, if you want good General Tsao's Chicken, goto YANG CHOW.

          It's called "General Tseng Chicken" on the menu.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            interesting, i just ordered the general tseng chicken from yang chow, ill let you know how it tastes.

            1. re: zeroone

              im eating the general tseng chicken right now and its nothing like general tsos chicken. general tsos is breaded and is usually a bit spicy. but the tseng chicken isnt spicy and its not breaded, its just diced chicken and sauce, its nothing like general tsos chicken.

          2. have you had genghis cohen?

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            1. re: Emme

              yes ive tried there, i love their egg rolls, i finally found an egg roll that taste like the east coast, but they dont have general tsos chicken. they have a dish called "queen chicken" but its horrible and doesnt taste anything like it.