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Where to Buy General Tso Sauce? I Found 5 Places!

Where to Buy General Tso Sauce
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a Chinese restaurant that doesn’t serve General Tso’s chicken, and why wouldn’t they? The dish is one of America’s favorite Chinese dishes; not serving it wouldn’t make sense at all.

But what if you don’t feel like spending the extra money on eating out? Sure, you can make the sauce yourself, but what if you don’t have the time for that either? If you’re having a midweek meal-planning time crunch, you need a quicker solution – a premade sauce.

To help you make your meal prep more manageable, I’ve compiled a small list of places for you to buy General Tso sauce.


The online retail behemoth can either be your best friend or enemy when it comes to your General Tso sauce search. You’ll undoubtedly find loads of options when you search for the sauce, but you won’t know which ones you’ll like.

Searching on Amazon is ideal if you know which brands you prefer and just need to order them quickly. But if you’re just starting out and still need to find the one true sauce for you, Iron Chef General Tso’s Sauce is among the most popular ones.

Your Local Oriental Supermarket

If you live near an oriental supermarket or within a reasonable driving distance of one, they might be worth visiting. They’ll have a selection of sauces for you, some of which may not be mainstream enough to be sold at a regular supermarket.

And if you don’t find the sauce you’re looking for, don’t worry – there’s bound to be a suitable substitute on the same aisle. You can even ask one of the employees for a recommendation.


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Your Favorite Chinese Restaurant

Alright, I know what you’re thinking: why would I buy just the sauce when I can just buy the dish itself? Sure, you can do that, but only if you don’t feel like customizing its contents. The restaurant may allow a change or two (depending on how flexible they are and how well they know you), but nothing beats a General Tso’s dish with your chosen ingredients.

Remember that not all restaurants will do this, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. If they’re happy to sell you their sauce, it’s usually cheaper than ordering the dish. Then you can go home and make your General Tso the way you want, but with your favorite restaurant’s sauce.


When in doubt, go to your local Walmart. Regardless of where you live, there’s bound to be a Walmart store that’s within reasonable driving distance.

Walmart is great if you just want to grab a quick bottle or two of General Tso’s sauce. They carry popular sauce brands such as House of Tsang and Blue Dragon. But if you’re looking for a specialist brand, an oriental supermarket or Amazon might be the better choice.

Trader Joe’s

Got a Trader Joe’s nearby, or perhaps you’re making a special trip to stock up on some of their seasonal items? Either way, you’ll be pleased to know that Trader Joe’s sells their own bottle of General Tso’s sauce.

Priced at $2.99 (at the time of writing this article) for a 12.35-ounce bottle, their General Tsao Stir Fry sauce is well-received by buyers. (BTW, note the spelling!) If you find them in-store, stock up on a few bottles in case they run out.

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