September 02, 2004

A Smidgen of Culinary History

Here's a nifty post about General Tso's chicken, the ubiquitous dish (my personal favorite) that's available at every Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. Meet the General's relatives - yes, he was real - and you'll be surprised at what they say about the recipe that bears his name.

Thanks to Simon and his Asia by Blog link-o-rama.

Posted by Ted at September 2, 2004 06:01 AM
Category: History

I still don't get it. What can possibly be so "alien" to American tastes that the restauranteurs feel that they have to "Americanize" their dishes? We love authentic Thai, Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Japanese...
Every authentic restaurant that opens up 'round here does very well. So, why oh why can't I find one single authentic Chinese menu? I'd like, just once, to find out what the Chinese are afraid to serve us.
Unless it's cats and dogs.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 4, 2004 04:08 PM
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