Definition of kung pao
: being stir-fried or sometimes deep-fried and served in a spicy hot sauce usually with peanuts kung pao chicken
Origin and Etymology of kung pao
Chinese (Beijing) gōng bǎo, literally, palace guardian
First Known Use: 1976
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