Trust me, you want a man like George Wong cooking your General Tso’s chicken. The chef and owner of two Chop Stix restaurants, one in Sheepshead Bay and one in Bay Ridge, takes great pride in all of his dishes, but especially the General Tso’s chicken, which costs $12. According to Wong, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, the secret to his General Tso’s chicken is the fresh snow peas, peppers, broccoli, baby corn and watercress he uses to accompany the dish. But it’s the sauce that is the most impressive. Wong won’t reveal what’s in it but admits that he lets it ferment for at least a week so “the ingredients mix in harmony.” Indeed, the General Tso’s chicken is a perfect combo of crispy and saucy with just the right amount of kick, so you don’t eat too fast.

2013 Presidential Medallion
~ACF National President Chef Michael Ty

2012 Chef of the Year
~The ACF Long Island Chapter