kung pao

Pronunciation: [gong BAH-oh]

A spicy sour-sweet Chinese stir-fry dish of chunks or strips of chicken, shrimp or vegetables with sweet peppers, dried chiles, peanuts, garlic, ginger, wine and soy sauce.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.