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jrockeats Oct 29, 2007 02:48 PM

Hey foodies...can you please shed some light on the best chinese in DC, specifically I am looking for excellent general tso's chicken. and I am very specific about my general tso's, I love it spicy, sweet, and of course the chicken pieces cannot be fatty.

I live in Dupont and have been to City Lights (not very good), Meiwah (fatty chicken pieces), but want to know of other chinese places that people have experience above average general tso's!

help!

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    Steve RE: jrockeats Oct 29, 2007 05:26 PM

    I'm a pacifist. I don't eat food named for brutal military thugs.

    However, when I am in the mood for a real foodie treat, I get an order of Popeye's spicy chicken and sneak into Wendy's and smuggle out about three dozen sweet and sour dipping sauces and mix everything together in the microwave.

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      jerf RE: Steve Oct 30, 2007 08:39 AM

      Oh Steve. You really know how to live.

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        johnb RE: Steve Oct 31, 2007 05:21 PM

        You're in rare form my friend. What have you been drinking lately?

        After all, it's OP's like this one that bring such diversity to these boards!

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        botnot RE: jrockeats Oct 30, 2007 06:10 AM

        I don't dig General Tso's but when I'm having a naughty craving for the neon pink stuff (aka. sweet and sour sauce) with deep fried wontons stuffed with fake crab meat and cream cheese, I like to order from Peking Garden on 18th Street. I live over in Logan and they deliver to me, so I'm certain they would deliver to you. Their Chinese American food is pretty decent. Just don't order the shrimp toast. What a mistake.

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          tracy_dc RE: jrockeats Oct 31, 2007 12:10 PM

          I think the General Tso's at Tony Cheng's in Chinatown is actually really good. Pieces of real chicken breast and a good flavor.

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            cmolitor RE: jrockeats Nov 12, 2009 04:20 PM

            City Lights of China is great for delivery, I've never eaten there. They have a "Sauteed Light" menu which kicks ass. Not going to be healthy exactly but better than the full on menu. I get the orange chicken every time. They have an online order form as well. Tops I have found so far...

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              Ericandblueboy RE: cmolitor Nov 12, 2009 08:02 PM

              That's not even Chinese food.

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              elgringoviejo RE: jrockeats Nov 12, 2009 08:27 PM

              Last time I was in Chinatown ate at Eat First. Quite good food at reasonable prices. Got a whole fried tilapia in Hunan sauce for $18.95, and shared with a table mate who had string beans stir-fried with garlic. Ate quite well, and would recommend without hesitation.

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              Eat First Restaurant
              609 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                dining with doc RE: elgringoviejo Nov 14, 2009 11:41 AM

                second eat first
                also chinatown express on 6th near H in chinatown is very good also

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                yummyyy RE: jrockeats Nov 14, 2009 06:32 PM

                I'm not really sure about the general tso's, but Full Kee in Chinatown is pretty decent. Solid Cantonese fare. Get the chow fun there for sure. Then again I liked Mei Wah so maybe we're not on the same page!

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                Full Kee Restaurant
                509 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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