One of the hottest of Chinese dishes, kung pao originates from Szechwan province, where the people's love for spicy cuisine is legend. If you're not such a fan of the hot stuff, just leave out a few of the chiles to make it milder. Or if you like your kung pao 'China Syndrome' hot, add a few more. A large quantity of peanuts makes this dish irresistible. From the Take-Out Menu Cookbook.