Kung Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁) (宮保雞丁)

Kung Pao Chicken

Apparently, there are two styles of “Kung Pao Chicken“!  The original Szechuan version was created during the Chinese Qing Dynasty, and normally contains Szechuan Peppercorns.  These “peppercorns” do not come from the Piperaceae family (Pepper)  - they are actually from the Rutaceae plant family (Citrus).  This unique spice gives a tingling/numbing flavor which is typical [...]