Category Archives: Chinese Cultural Heroes

Who is General Tso?

Come into any Chinese restaurant in the U.S. and you will probably find a dish named after General Tso. But, who is he and why are these dishes named after him? Tso Tsung-t’ang or Zuo Zongtang (左宗棠) was born November … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Introduces You To Fu Xi

As with all cultures, the Chinese have their own mythology about how they came into existence.  In Chinese Mythology, it centers on the first of the Three Sovereigns, Fu Xi (庖牺). In most of the stories or mentions of Fu … Continue reading

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