Who knew that there was so much history behind General Tso’s Chicken! Whether you like Chinese food or not, you can’t help but be interested by the many misconceptions of who General Tso was and, more importantly, our Americanized misconception of what General Tso’s Chicken actually is. The most interesting section of this film examines Chinese immigrations by tracing the roots of the Chinese restaurant in America and its spread throughout the United States. It also explains why “Chinese food” doesn’t actually taste like Chinese food. “The Search for General Tso” won’t completely blow your mind but it is definitely informative, clever, and brings a greater knowledge base to something that we have all encountered in our lives.
[Pictured: He found General Tso! Well, not exactly.]