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The Search for General Tso

2014, Documentary, 1h 12m

21 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The Search for General Tso digs into the history of a beloved dish and uncovers a heaping helping of powerfully nourishing history along the way. Read critic reviews

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Filmmaker Ian Cheney explores the origin of a spicy-sweet chicken dish that is a popular item in many of America's Chinese restaurants.

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  • Jun 30, 2018
    Although it does come off as brief and superficial like a TV special (or Netflix special?), this documentary is enjoyable food porn and is a lot more interesting when telling us about the history of Chinese-American food than trying to find out who this elusive General Tso was.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2015
    The film doesn't establish any definitive conclusions about its subject, instead leaving the surprisingly thought-provoking matter of evaluating the implications of the titular chicken dish to the viewer. The result is an impressively meaty (no pun intended) documentary experience.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer

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