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General Tso's Chicken Recipe Needed

ksmburns Apr 8, 2013 06:25 AM

I am looking for a General Tso's chicken recipe. I have tried many of them, but cannot find one that tastes like in the restaurant! I have tried so many, I think that my husband and kids are going to give up on me! Can someone help?

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  1. Gio RE: ksmburns Apr 8, 2013 06:39 AM

    As many Chinese-American restaurants as there are in the US that's probably how many versions there are. Here's one that may satisfy your family.

    It's important, IMO, that you use the Chinese ingredients required for any recipe you cook. The Shaozing wine is Chinese cooking wine and the Chinese rice vinegar is Chinkiang Vinegar (AKA black rice vinegar.)

    One recipe my family and I really like is a recipe by Fuchsia Dunlop, an authority on Sichuan cookery.

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      wyogal RE: ksmburns Apr 8, 2013 06:40 AM


      1. eLizard RE: ksmburns Apr 8, 2013 06:52 AM

        i tried one this weekend from ATK's lightened up comfort food recipe, and it really came close.


        1. scoopG RE: ksmburns Apr 8, 2013 06:55 AM

          Perhaps this "take-out" version will work. With photos.

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            Gio RE: scoopG Apr 8, 2013 07:04 AM

            Diana Kuan has a great blog too, Scoop. Good choice!

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