General Tso\’Boy Serving American Chinese Sandwiches on Rock Rose

General Tso\’Boy

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. 

The fast casual restaurant has an approachable menu with their Tso\’Boy Sandwiches to include vegetarian options, \”Extras\” like crinkle fries with spicy Szechuan sauce and they keep things cool with Homemade Soft Serve and local craft beer. The crafted sandwiches are topped with shredded lettuce and mayonnaise. The sauces, spice salts and soft serve are all made in house and from scratch enhancing the vibrant flavors of their dishes.
I have been eying up their drool worthy photos at @generaltsoboy on Instagram and am excited to preview their bites. Upon arriving I noticed a small cute patio great for people watching on Rock Rose. Inside is welcoming with red, grey a subtle hues of white/blue and minimal decor. When you place your order at the counter you can opt to start off with an ice cold Texas craft beer or Maine Root soda.

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.

Upcoming Events:
Soft Opening – Friday, June 17th General Tso\’Boy will be serving up 1/2 priced menu items
Grand Opening – Tuesday, June 21st try your luck by dining and receiving a fortune cookie with coupons for future visits.
11501 Rock Rose
Suite 152
Austin, TX 78758

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