Meet my culinary Achilles heel. General Tso’s (some places spell is Tao) chicken. Its a Chinese dish consisting of chicken in a (usually) spicy sauce, mixed with steamed broccoli and rice. The best places serve it with veggie fried rice, but plain white will do the trick.
My issue is this: I’ve eaten this dish at probably 25 restaurants in and around the Greater Toronto Area and I have still yet to find that “go-to” spot for it. There used to be a joint by Yonge and Wellesley that was pretty bomb, but it’s closed down. There is also a nifty place in Windsor Ontario called “Dynasty” – if you are ever around those parts, check it out. Cheap, delicious and plentiful. I have yet to find a truly amazing place in Oakville, but the search continues.
Every place has a different, or special sauce. And I’ve tasted some downright TERRIBLE General’s chicken. I’ve gotten many of my friends hooked on this too, and many a night we’ll be drunk and in need of “The Generals.” I would put this under the category of ‘best drunk food ever’ along with pizza or a pita.
However, this certainly isn’t the healthiest dish in the world so try to limit yourself to once a month, TOPS. You have been warned though, it can turn in to an addiction.