We ordered for the first time and decided to pick up.....seems fairly normal, until we got our food that is. I ordered Kung Pao Chicken and My wife.... Beef Chow Mien. We sat out on our patio for a low maintenance quick meal!!!! My Kung Pao was 90% bamboo shoots....loaded with celery...no spice and appeared to be a braise of some sort.....NOT Kung Pao. We called because we really thought we had someone else's order.....No "that's the way we make Kung Poa Chicken". I said, "But it's not Kung Pao". "Every restaurant makes it different" I was told. Yes but at some point we need at least "essence of Kung Pao" To follow is the definition.. If you sell this dish Make it REAL!
Kung Pao chicken, also transcribed as Gong Bao chicken (Chinese: 宫保雞丁; Mandarin Pinyin: Gōngbǎo Jīdīng; Jyutping: gung1 bou2 gai1 ding1), is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. The classic dish in Szechuan cuisine originated in the Sichuan Province of central-western China and includes Sichuan peppercorns. Although the dish is found throughout China, there are regional variations that are typically less spicy than the Sichuan serving. Kung Pao chicken is also a staple of westernized Chinese cuisine.