One of the most famous dishes from Hunan regional Chinese cuisine, and this from the amazing Fuschsia Dunlop's Revolutionary Chinese cooking. Go get it. Now!
If you've never tried Chinkiang vinegar you are in for a treat - it's got a very distinct sweet undertone - lovely. It's one of the main ingredient in 'Fish Fragrant Pork - one of my top 10 meals I think.
The chicken is battered and fried
Before being wok finished with a tomato based vinegar sauce.