General Tso’s Chicken (or Tofu)

Chinese takeout has a way of being delicious and terrible at the same time. This homemade version of General Tso’s isn’t quite as fast as takeout, but it has a depth of flavor and spice that really shines and leaves you satisfied.

Low-sodium soy sauce is an absolute must in this recipe. Otherwise, it gets very salty to the point of being unpleasant.

To make this vegetarian friendly, swap out the chicken for tofu (extra firm) and the chicken broth for vegetable broth. Both versions are delicious! Increase the amount of chili-garlic sauce or sambal oelek to increase the heat.
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Spicy Tofu Buns

Chinese steamed buns are often carriers for pork belly. A bamboo steamer makes the quickest work of cooking them, but a vegetable steamer in a stock pot works as well. Be sure to refill water between buns so that it doesn’t all dry up.

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