www.kpbistro.com $ under 10
Kung Pao is one of my favorite places to eat chinese food in the world. Because im part asian, I am very picky when it comes to eating Chinese. Im telling you that this restaurant is legit.
One of the things i dislike about most Chinese restaurant food is the amount of excess oil they use to flavor dishes. Kung Pao isnt that way. They prepare their dishes flavorful sans oil slick. You can trust this place doesnt use MSG and still achieves a homestyle flavor. My favorite items are affordable and come in enormous portions. One meal is definitely enough to feed two and i like to choose this option with my dining partner when we're trying to be easy on our wallets.
They have a lunch special for $6.95 that gets you piping hot Kung Pao chicken or beef, stirfried with vegies, rice and soup. I tried the Moo Shoo chicken at dinner for $8.95 which was a chinese version of a crepe. Its a pancakey wrap (similar to what you wrap peking duck with) surrounding a mushroom chicken stirfry with bean shoots and onions in a tangy soy sauce. It looks weird and tastes incredibly novel. The Studio City won ton soup is fantastic here for $8.95. This restaurant serves vegetarian style "soy meat" upon request.
Kung Pao China Bistro
11838 Ventura Blvd
Studio City 91604
(818) 788 1689