Category Archives: Chinese Dishes

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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Sweet and Sour: The Story of Chinese-American Food

As one of nearly 50,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL is pleased to share with you some history on how Chinese-American food mainstreamed throughout the country to become an affordable, pleasing staple of … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Origin Remains a Mystery

A carry out, delivery, or dine-in experience at a Chinese restaurant, such as Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, would not be complete if it didn’t include some fortune cookies to crack in half and crunch on, as the secret … Continue reading

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Rice or Noodles? Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL Serves Both

Type in a search about Chinese food and you will likely find numerous references to rice or noodles.  Both are referred to as the main staple in the Chinese diet, but if you travel much in the mainland you will … Continue reading

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Gluten Free At Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

It seems that everywhere you look these days, from the grocery store to the restaurants you visit, everyone is talking about GLUTEN FREE.  But, what is gluten and what is the big deal? Gluten is the protein found in wheat, … Continue reading

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