Panda Express’ kung pao chicken. Pictures: Alamy

Why kung pao chicken bears little resemblance to the original Sichuan dish

The sweet and sour dish, with its gloopy sauce, is an American fast-food staple, but the original dish comes from Sichuan and includes the fiery peppercorn the Chinese cuisine is famous for

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Panda Express’ kung pao chicken. Pictures: Alamy
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