Kung Pao Fakeaway

I absolutely love this dish, if you are fancying a Chinese takeaway without splashing the cash then this one if for you! The sauce is super easy, sweet and has a bit of heat in to get those taste buds going. There’s quite a few ingredients in this sauce but don’t worry, they are all items you’ll find you already have in your cupboard or fairly simple to find in the supermarket! You can mix this sauce with absolutely anything, quorn, tofu or veggies and you are quaranteed an incredibly delicious meal.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 pak choi, quartered
  • 100g Quorn
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 3 spring onions, sliced

Method

  1. First make up your sauce, in a large jug place in the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, garlic chilli sauce, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, mirin and cornstarch. Mix all together and set aside.
  2. In a wok, drizzle sesame oil and heat up on high.
  3. Add in your spring onions and fry for a couple minutes.
  4. Add in your quorn, red pepper and ground ginger and continue to fry for around 5-10 minutes until cooked / soft.
  5. Add in your pak choi and continue to stir fry until the pak choi and wilted slightly.
  6. Lower the heat.
  7. Give your sauce a mix again and pour into the wok. Give everything a good stir and simmer on low heat for a couple minutes to make sure the sauce gets hot.
  8. Serve with peanuts and boiled rice.

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