Halloween is tomorrow and you may end up with a lot of pumpkin flesh to use up. We don't celebrate Halloween much in Thailand, its a western thing that's only done in discotechs and restaurants. However we do eat this pumpkin stir fry all year round. This stir-fry is a great alternative to meat dishes and a great way to use up the pumpkin you hollow out of the lantern!
A stir fry made from Ton Ho Chai, the Chinese leaf vegetable. This is one of the beautiful simple side dishes that bulk up a meal with healthy green vegetables.
A very popular dish, this is a quick easy to make stir fry of chicken and vegetables seasoned with cashew nuts. This is ideal as a side dish for Thai Fragrant Rice. The name break down as 'Guy' = chicken, 'pad' = fried, 'Med' = seed and 'Med Mamuang Hinmapan' means cashew nut. In Thai its just as long a name! ไก่ ผัด เม็ดมะม่วง หิมมะพานต์
Ingredient for 2 People
100 gms Chicken Breast
30 gms Cashew Nuts
1/2 Medium Onion
1 Spring Onion
1/2 a Red Pepper
50 gms Bamboo Shoot
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper
3 Garlic Clove
2 Tablespoons Oil
1. Chop the garlic into small pieces and put in a frying pan and fry it for a few seconds to release the garlic fragrance.
2. Chop the chicken breast into strips and add to the frying pan - stir until chicken is cooked.
3. Chop the onion, spring onion, red pepper and bamboo, into strips add in the pan.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients.
5. Cook for 2 minutes.
Hot Fragrant Rice
This is a side vegetable dish, suitable for accompanying a rice or meat dish. Sweet and sour frying is common all through Asia, for this dish the sour comes from vinegar and the sweet from the sweet chilli sauce. Naturally since this is Thai cuisine it has a little chilli in it too, but not much, this is not a spicy dish.