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The Surly Gourmand Maps His General Tso's Death March

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Today Eater welcomes its new columnist, Seattle's own Surly Gourmand. Surly will be mapping his exploits and sharing them right here. Brace yourselves.

Surlys-List-Graphic.pngIf you think that there's anything more delicious than General Tso's Chicken, you're a liar and a disgrace to your family, and you should beg forgiveness from Jesus, or Bob Barker, or some other such authority figure. If I had my way I would sleep on a gigantic pile of the General, then train myself to make chewing motions in my sleep so I could eat it 24 hours a day.

Along with fellow gourmands Matthew Amster-Burton, Mark Schermerhorn, Henry Lo, and Langdon Cook, I recently hit the streets on a quest, dubbed General Tso's death march, to find the best version in Seattle. What follows is a list of some tasty versions of the General. And some really, really, really shitty ones.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Honey Court

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516 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

2. Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon

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8917 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

3. Chiang's Gourmet

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7845 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

4. Black Pearl

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7347 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

5. China Harbor

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6. Louie's Cuisine of China

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5100 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

7. Monsoon

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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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1. Honey Court

516 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
516 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

2. Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon

8917 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
8917 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

3. Chiang's Gourmet

7845 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
7845 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

4. Black Pearl

7347 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
7347 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

5. China Harbor

6. Louie's Cuisine of China

5100 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
5100 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

7. Monsoon

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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