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Not authentic, non-traditional, but sinfully good General Tso's chicken?

kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 11:08 AM

Hello all,

Am on the look-out for General Tso's chicken..yes, the completely inauthentic, non-traditional kind. Fried, breaded, spicy, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Last time I had it was at my favorite Chinese delivery joint in Ann Arbor (and that was quite a few years back) and would love to find something similar in LA, hopefully on the westside. Tried the Cheng Pi chicken at Hu's, and did not compare - was too crunchy/stringy.

Any suggestions?


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  1. ipsedixit RE: kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 11:14 AM

    Panda Express' Orange Chicken is probably the closest you'll get.

    1. annagranfors RE: kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 11:38 AM

      which A2 delivery place? (I suffered from Ann Arboredom from 1969-1980--just kidding; I loved it.)

      tried to find evidence online that Ypsilanti's Old China Restaurant still exists, but found none. I useta LOVE their egg foo young, which was of the brown gravy variety that sends so many into paroxysms of foodie nostalgia.

      oops, sorry, terribly OT... :)

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        kedar5150 RE: annagranfors Jun 20, 2007 03:15 PM

        Had to Google it and get the name..here it is..
        Evergreen Restaurant
        2771 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
        (734) 769-2748

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        PayOrPlay RE: kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 03:20 PM

        Not an easy thing to find in LA, apparently, based on this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405698

        1. a_and_w RE: kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 03:30 PM

          Try the General Tso's at Chang's on San Vicente. It's not on the menu and has some orange peel, but tastes better to me than any General Tso's I've ever had.

          1. Emme RE: kedar5150 Jun 20, 2007 10:31 PM

            Le Chine Wok on Beverly Glen Circle actually does pretty decent Orange Chicken a la General Tso. Good lo mein and lettuce wraps and salads too, as well as bao, dumplings, and eggrolls.

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