Watched Documentary – The Search for General Tso

generaltsoThe ¬†filmmakers try to determine the origins of the popular dish. Claims a Mr. Peng created it in Hunan, took it with him to Taiwan, then U.S. I’m skeptical, but who knows?


There actually was a General Tso!

The most interesting part for me was the explanation of why so many Chinese folks run restaurants and dry cleaners. Film said it can be tracked back to the 1882 (?) Exclusion Act, which basically forced people of Chinese decent to be self-employed.  Makes some sense.

Pretty entertaining little film.