October 21st, 2008

sweaterchick

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As it turns out, the Japanese food which closely resembles General Tso's Chicken is called チキン南蛮 - "Southern Barbarian Chicken". "南蛮", pronounced 'nanban' can mean either 'southern barbarian' or 'food cooked with welsh onion or chili peppers'.

I'd love to know that etymology.