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Like many millennials, I do not own a home. Instead, I’ve bounced from rental to rental in city after city, toting my belongings around in more moving trucks than I care to remember. In the midst of all that change, one thing has remained constant: I’ve celebrated each successful move with the same meal—Champagne and General Tso’s chicken.
According to The Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn, New York, there are nearly 50,000 Chinese-American restaurants in the U.S. While the menu of course varies from restaurant to restaurant—the vast majority of these establishments are independently owned businesses, after all—there’s one dish you can almost always expect to find: General Tso’s chicken.
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