Have you ever visited a Chinese restaurant and wondered: Who the heck is General Tso? The makers of the upcoming documentary The Search for General Tso sought the answer and found themselves on a quest around the world, from Shanghai to the American Midwest.
Turns out, unraveling the origins of the popular sweet ‘n’ spicy, deep-fried dish isn’t all that simple, as you can see in the exclusive trailer above.
Early reviews have found the film delectable. “The unmasking of a Chinese culinary mystery man opens a window on to the complex history of Chinese-American relations in a finger-lickin’ good foodie docu,” writes Variety critic Scott Foundas. John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter observes the film is “as much an immigration history as a culinary one… [The] quirky food doc is more fun and more enlightening than an investigation into a menu item should be.”
You can get to the bottom of this great food mystery when The Search for General Tso hits theaters and VOD on Jan. 2.
Meanwhile, here is the exclusive poster for the film: