Now here's a tasty concept. General Tso'Boy, a sandwich shop opening this summer in the Rock Rose development at The Domain, will serve up American-Chinese dishes in a totally new way.
This fast-casual restaurant comes from husband-and-wife duo Jessica and Gary Wu. "As we are both first generation Chinese American, we share a passion for the traditions of American-Chinese dishes and decided to combine those favorite flavors with fresh po'boy bread from Easy Tiger," Jessica Wu said in a release. "The result is a marriage of savory, spicy, and sweet flavors sandwiched in between the soft crunch of French bread."
The menu features the namesake General Tso's chicken, as well as char siu pulled pork, mapo tofu, black pepper beef, and honey walnut shrimp served in sandwich or salad form. Sides include crinkle-cut fries, cheeseburger springs rolls, sesame salad, and seasonal vegetables. There will also be beer, soda, and house-made soft-serve.
The concept originated as a pop-up in New York. After much success, the couple decided to open the first General Tso'Boy brick-and-mortar in Austin.
"We love that Austinites share the same values; supporting local partnerships and small businesses is something we really believe in. Austin is such an interesting city that has seen a lot of growth and curiosity in the last 10 years, and people are so appreciative of, open to, and excited about new ideas," Jessica told CultureMap.
General Tso'Boy is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, June 21. Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from noon to 8 pm.