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Chop Stix Makes List Of City’s Best General Tso’s Chicken


I’ll just come out and say it: I love Chop Stix. My girlfriend and I first tried their delicious food at A Taste of Sheepshead Bay event this past October, and their broccoli and chicken dish was easily one of the most memorable and satisfying bites we had that night. In light of that experience, it actually came as no surprise to me that Chop Stix made the New York Daily News’ list of the city’s best General Tso’s Chicken.

Chop Stix, located at 3790 Nostrand Avenue, is run by Chef George Wong and the Daily News tried to get at Wong’s secrets, but he wasn’t biting:

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.”

Keep your secrets, Mr. Wong, but keep serving up some of the best Asian cuisine in all of Brooklyn.

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  1. I’ve never gone to this one but I used to go to the one in Bay Ridge on 5th Ave when I lived there. I definitely recall the General Tso’s there as being excellent, along with other dishes.

  2. chop stix is ok not that serious i rather eat chinese food at choy lees any day on ave u and east 4th amazing food and way better then chop stix they have some of the best boine less spare ribs and fried rice… just saying

  3. I’ve been there twice. The man (I think he is the owner) who does all the table bussing is a charm. The dishes are huge and the vegetables are like he grew them out back!

  4. George is not only a graduate of the Culinary Institute, he is also a member of the James Beard Foundation. Prior to partnering with Chop Stix, he ran the business as a small take-out operation under the name Peking Kitchen. He has been at this location for close to 20 years.
    And, no, I’m not affiliated with his business. 🙂

  5. I think that the food there is horrible and know too many people who got sick with intestinal distress issues after eating there

  6. My friends & I have been there many times, none of us has ever gotten sick, Yes that Gen. Cho’s Chicken is great.


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