Full Disclosure: I attended a preview at General Tso\’Boy and sampled complimentary menu items. All opinions are my own.
After much success at flea market pop ups in New York City, Gary and Jessica Wu decided to expand General Tso’Boy to a brick-and-mortar in Austin, TX. The American Chinese po\’boys use fresh ingredients and are full of traditional flavors. The restaurant is committed to supporting local by sourcing many ingredients from local farmers, pouring local brews and using Austin\’s beloved Easy Tiger French bread for their delectable sandwiches.
Here are some of the Tso\’Boys and Extras we tried:
|Char Siu Pulled Pork Tso\’Boy|
Char Sui is a popular way to flavor barbecued pork in Cantonese cuisine. The Char Siu Pulled Pork Tso\’Boy has tender shredded pork topped with crips lettuce, mayo and Chinese style BBQ sauce.
|Honey Walnut Shrimp Tso\’Boy|
|Honey Walnut Shrimp Tso\’Boy Closeup|
I enjoyed the Honey Walnut Shrimp Tso\’Boy with battered wild caught Gulf shrimp, sweet mayo and candied walnuts. The plump shrimp are perfectly cooked and complimented nicely by the hint of subtle sweetness.
|General Tso Chicken|
The General Tso Chicken is my favorite of the sandwiches I tasted! This sandwich has battered all-natural chicken thighs served with General Tso sweet and savory sauce. The chicken is perfectly cooked, I like the crisp batter encapsulating the tender chicken and the General Tso Sauce delivers just the right balance of flavors.
|Crinkle Cut Fries at General Tso\’Boys|
The Crinkle Fries are offered up plain or you can go all umami and order them spicy Szechuan style. I look forward to returning soon to try their Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, Homemade Soft Serve and the Mapo Tofu Tso\’Boy.
One of the walls displays one of my favorite sayings, \”You are right exactly where you need to be\”. This saying reminds me that often we don\’t make enough time for ourselves; while we all are striving for something we forget to appreciate where we are right now and what we have achieved. So take a moment for yourself, stop by General Tso\’Boy and savor the flavors of life by treating yourself to a casual relaxing meal.