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Old 07-13-2005, 11:36 AM   #11
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:55 AM   #12
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The chicken dish was Kung Pao Chicken

The beef dish was most likely either Mongolian Beef or Szechuan Beef

If it had cashews in it it was probably not Kung Pao, which has peanuts and celery.

If it had broccoli, it was also not traditional chicken cashew.

Often restaurants make up their own version of things.

What did the sauce taste like?
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:58 PM   #13
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If it had cashews in it it was probably not Kung Pao, which has peanuts and celery.

If it had broccoli, it was also not traditional chicken cashew.

Often restaurants make up their own version of things.

What did the sauce taste like?
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It's probably a hybrid version of Kung Pao/Cashew Nut Chicken. Traditionally, Kung Pao does not have broccoli, but Cashew Nut Chicken is not supposed to be spicy and does not have the chili peppers in them.

However, different places in China serve the same dish differently as well. In addition, different areas in North America have their Chinese population from different parts of China, so regionally, Chinese food differs depending on what part of the country you're in. Chinese food in LA will taste different from Chinese food in Vancouver and Honolulu, and so forth.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:31 PM   #14
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I completely missed that one, IC. Sorry.

I shall change my answer to "what he said"
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:31 AM   #15
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thanks guys! i'v been on vacation so i could reply. . .

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Old 07-19-2005, 01:00 AM   #16
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This recipe from kitchenelf sounds similar to the chicken recipe that you are describing. See the link below for her recipe.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


The recipe in the link below I posted awhile back. It is not the traditional version of Kung Pao Chicken, but it is good.

REC - Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry(TNT)

Yakuta, posted this more authentic version of Kung Pao Chicken where you could substitute beef.

4 Boneless chicken breasts cut into small cubes (about an inch)
1 spring onion/scallion finely chopped
1 inch stick of fresh ginger grated
6 dried chillies (arabol)
1 cup of peanuts (unsalted)

For the sauce
1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
1/4 tsp of sesame oil (too much and it will be overpowering)

Salt to taste (soy and oyster both have good amount so be careful)

Oil about a cup.

First add about 1/2 cup of oil to a saute pan. When the oil is slightly hot add the peanuts and stir them on a low flame until they are lightly toasted and browned. Drain them on a paper towel.

Next crank up the flame and add the chicken cubes to the oil and stri fry them in the hot oil until lightly browned. Remove and drain on a paper towels.

Now heat up some oil in a wok. Once it's really hot (smoke should come out of it). Add the arabol chillies, followed by the reserved chicken. Now add the sauce ingredients and finely the peanuts. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes stirring it constantly. Finely shut the heat and stir in the chopped scallions. Serve with rice of your choice (plain or fried).

Here is a link to a whole slew of Asian recipes posted by other DC Members.

Chinese tips or recipes

If you decide to make any of this recipes just remember you can mix and match many different kinds of veggies and meat. It just depends on your preference. But most of all have fun. I love to cook Asian food.

SC
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:55 AM   #17
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ok, im from buffalo and just recently i went to canada since its only a hop skip and a jump away. anywayz i went to this place called happy jacks and i had 2 dishes that were awesome. (i'v never liked chinese food untill i tried this place) and one was with steak and peppers and onions with a little spice to it and the other one had chicken and peppers and these really hot little peppers and i believe the name was chicken cashew or something sounded like that. if anyone knows the recipes for these please post :) lol i want to make chinese food now. mmm thanks in advance :)
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:58 AM   #18
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This recipe from kitchenelf sounds similar to the chicken recipe that you are describing. See the link below for her recipe.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


The recipe in the link below I posted awhile back. It is not the traditional version of Kung Pao Chicken, but it is good.

REC - Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry(TNT)

Yakuta, posted this more authentic version of Kung Pao Chicken where you could substitute beef.WWW.PUERTOVALLARTAFISH.COM

4 Boneless chicken breasts cut into small cubes (about an inch)
1 spring onion/scallion finely chopped
1 inch stick of fresh ginger grated
6 dried chillies (arabol)
1 cup of peanuts (unsalted)

For the sauce
1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
2 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
1/4 tsp of sesame oil (too much and it will be overpowering)

Salt to taste (soy and oyster both have good amount so be careful)

Oil about a cup.

First add about 1/2 cup of oil to a saute pan. When the oil is slightly hot add the peanuts and stir them on a low flame until they are lightly toasted and browned. Drain them on a paper towel.

Next crank up the flame and add the chicken cubes to the oil and stri fry them in the hot oil until lightly browned. Remove and drain on a paper towels.

Now heat up some oil in a wok. Once it's really hot (smoke should come out of it). Add the arabol chillies, followed by the reserved chicken. Now add the sauce ingredients and finely the peanuts. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes stirring it constantly. Finely shut the heat and stir in the chopped scallions. Serve with rice of your choice (plain or fried).

Here is a link to a whole slew of Asian recipes posted by other DC Members.

Chinese tips or recipes

If you decide to make any of this recipes just remember you can mix and match many different kinds of veggies and meat. It just depends on your preference. But most of all have fun. I love to cook Asian food.

SC
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