Peng Chang-kuei (Chinese: 彭長貴; pinyin: Péng Zhǎngguì; 1918–2016) was a Taiwanese chef who is generally credited with being the creator of General Tso's chicken, a popular Chinese dish in Western countries. Peng was a chef to Chiang Kai-shek, and migrated to New York City in the 1970s, opening a restaurant which was frequented by United Nations officials. He made the dish sweeter to cater to the US palate.
He was married three times and had seven children, six of whom survive, along with numerous grandchildren. On November 30, 2016, Peng died from pneumonia in Taipei, Taiwan. He was 98 years old.
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