I love it when recipes enter our culinary zeitgeist under a shroud of mystery. The Indian dish Chicken 65 is one example - was it #65 on the menu of a now closed restaurant? Does it have 65 ingredients? General Tso’s Chicken is another example. The theories on its origin vary. Some say it’s a traditional Hunan dish, while two competing restaurants in New York City claim to be the first to serve it.
We may never know the truth. It’ll remain as much of a mystery as what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, or why cats are the way that they are, or how magnets work. What we do know is that the dish is comprised of crispy chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. So here’s my version of General Tso’s Chicken with a twist - it’s made with tofu (though you could substitute chicken if you like).Read More