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General Tso's Chicken

cassoodle Dec 11, 2008 04:39 PM

My new husband is looking for amazing General Tso's Chicken... his criteria are: somewhat crispy, very flavorful and sightly hot (spicy)... Please help me make my husband happy... we live near Union Square (east 15th), any delivery place in the area would be amazing... but we would travel anywhere in the city for a small taste happiness...

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    guest Dec 12, 2008 11:56 AM

    Chinatown Brasserie on Lafayette nr. Great Jones does an excellent job with this dish!

    1. JungMann Dec 12, 2008 06:10 AM

      The General Tso's at Grand Sichuan 7th Avenue has a leg up over the others in that the sauce is not syrupy as at run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurants and comes out lighter in their frying process. You may want to ask for it extra spicy, though, as the times I've had it, it was pretty mild, although that might just be in comparison to the ma la dishes I ate.

      1. alanbarnes Dec 11, 2008 09:19 PM

        According to Jennifer 8 Lee, the dish was invented at Shun Lee Palace. Can't hurt to start at the source.

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        1. re: alanbarnes
          cassoodle Dec 12, 2008 05:13 AM

          Looked at Shun Lee Palace menu online and did not see it... does it have a different name? Thanks for your help...

          1. re: cassoodle
            alanbarnes Dec 12, 2008 07:44 AM

            It looks like I steered you wrong. It's been many, many years since I ate at Shun Lee, and it appears that General Tso's Chicken is no longer on the menu. (And that's not the only thing that's changed - those prices - gack!)

            1. re: alanbarnes
              cassoodle Dec 13, 2008 12:57 PM

              thanks for getting back to me on this...

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          italianagambino Dec 11, 2008 08:59 PM

          panda! 54th and 1st

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          1. re: italianagambino
            UES Mayor Dec 12, 2008 02:23 AM

            So funny you recommended-i also love this place!

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