If I ever met General Tso, I would thank him for his sweet, spicy sauce and share my deep respect for completely besting practically everything else on the Chinese takeout menu. I would, however, explain that I modified his genius creation to eliminate the greasy frying and replace it with equally crunchy oven-baked cutlets and broc that, in my opinion, deserve a place in his army. The sauce is tangy and sweet, thanks in part to two condiments you may get mixed up sometimes. So here’s what you need to know: Mirin is a thick, sweetened rice wine from Japan you can find right in the Asian aisle of the supermarket. Rice wine vinegar is tarter, thinner, and more puckery.