Kung Pao Chicken, a famous Sichuan dish, is commonly believed to have been discovered by and named after an official from the Qing Dynasty. It is made from diced chicken, peanuts and chili peppers. In some Western countries, this world-famous dish is synonymous with Chinese cuisine.
400g boneless chicken breast (or legs), 50g fried peanuts, and 10 dried red chili peppers
Seasonings: 5 pieces of garlic, 1 egg, 500g cooking oil, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/2 soupspoon soy sauce, 1soupspoon cooking wine, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, and some corn starch.
Note: The amount of the seasonings listed above can be adjusted according to personal taste.
The basic ingredients with the five flavors are as follows:
Sweet- molasses, honey, sucrose, saccharin, matose, etc.
Sour-vinegar & ginger, lemon acid, tomato sauce,etc.
Bitter-dried orange peel, etc.
Hot-pepper, mustard, onion, chilli, wild pepper & curry powder, etc.
Salty- salt, soy, fermented soya beans, etc.
Gong pao is a name of an ancient Chinese official.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-06