Saturday, December 3, 2016

R.I.P Peng Chang-kuei, the man behind General Tso's Chicken

Peng Chang-kuei has passed away at the age of 98. He was a chef credited with inventing the popular Chinese-American dish General Tso's chicken.

A video on how the make the famous dish...

A news report of his death..

I know I have enjoyed this dish often and have even tried other General Tso's style dishes such as shrimp. He certainly leaves behind a tasty delicacy.  Do you have any General Tso's stories or memories? Would you like to be remembered for a specialty dish?

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Chris said...

General Tso's chicken was always my favorite Chinese food dish, possibly even the first I ordered regularly. I once got very sick after eating it and swore I'd never order it again - but its so darn good I ordered it again and again afterward. There's even a bag in my freezer at this moment.

I heard that the creator of General Tso's had died but I didn't know his name. (my father in-law assumed it was General Tso himself. I probably would have believed him.)

Birgit said...

My brother just told us he died when we went out to eat Chinese food on Saturday. Funny, I never even thought of someone being alive having created this concoction.