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Apr 26, 2013 08:16 AM

Where is Best Kung Pao Chicken in Orange County

I am in south county, so it'd be awesome to get some recs for my area, but i love kung pao chicken and will travel to other places to try some of the best ones recommended by my other hound pals.

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  1. I don't know if it's the best since it's the only kung pao chicken I've had in OC but Chef Chen makes a very respectable version. But now that 101 and Liang's Kitchen are both in the same plaza I find it very difficult stepping inside Chef Chen.

    These fine establishments are all in the same mini mall off Jeffrey and Walnut between the 5 and 405.

    1. In the same strip mall as Chef Chen is Chong Qing Mei Wei, really good Szechuan. They have a very popular fried cubed chicken. Diced chicken with, I think a cornstarch coating, fried, and then anointed with super spicy chilis, some sliced garlic, and plenty of MSG. I have never tried kung pao chicken there, but I know they make it.