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An Asian Dinner Menu in Honor of General Tso's Birthday

An Asian Dinner Menu in Honor of General Tso's Birthday

Happy Birthday, General Tso! Our favorite chicken dish's namesake General Tso Tsungtang was a major military leader during China's greatest civil war, the Taiping Rebellion, from 1850 to 1864. It's not clear how his name was added to a tasty Asian entrée, but his birthday inspired us to create a General Tso's-themed Asian dinner menu! From appetizer to dessert, this dinner is quick to make and full of delicious, Asian-inspired flavor your whole family will enjoy.

Celebrate General Tso's Birthday with Asian Night

The perfect Asian dinner doesn't have to take hours of meal prep and clean up to be a hit. We've found simple yet tasty recipes from around the web, including a yummy General Tso's entrée idea, that you can whip up with items from your pantry or refrigerator. Don't forget the chopsticks!

Appetizer: Asian Coleslaw with Ramen Noodles

This easy coleslaw recipe is a tasty way to add veggies to your Asian Night. Kids will love the crunchy ramen noodles! This appetizer only takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and you can also use the leftovers for a fast lunch by adding some chicken.

Entrée: General Tso's Chicken Rice Bake

Enjoy General Tso's Chicken the easy way with this quick chicken and rice bake. This recipe requires little prep time and only takes about 30 minutes to bake. And the best part? You only have to clean one dish.

Dessert: Chinese Almond Cookies

End your Asian Night with a little something sweet! These yummy cookies are a fun treat that everyone can pitch in and help make. Have the kids help mix and prep the dough and bake while you're eating dinner. You'll have delicious almond cookies ready for you when you're done!

Bonus: Homemade Fortune Cookies

What's an Asian dinner without a fortune cookie? Though not a traditional Chinese recipe, these cookies are a staple in the United States. These little cookies are fun to make and you can even add your own fortunes or notes inside!

We hope this Asian dinner menu helps you have a fun, delicious meal to celebrate General Tso's birthday. If you have an Asian-inspired recipe you enjoy, let us know on Facebook and we could feature it in an upcoming blog post!

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