Saturday, September 15, 2007

gai phad med mamuang himapan

Gai Phad Med Mamuang Himapan: Stir-fried Chicken with Cashew nuts and Dried Chillie

It seems that this Thai stir-fried dish is very popular, besides Tom Yum Gung, among tourists who visit Thailand. Everyone, every tourist whom I know of, seems to ask for this particular dish. So, I suppose it’s mainly because of the “sweet roasted chille Paste and the cashew nuts”.

Find below my recipe of “Gai Phad Med Manuang Himapan”

2 Cups of Chicken Breast, cut into bite-sized strips
1 Cup of Cashew Nuts, roasted
1 Cup of Onion, cut
½ Cup of Spring Onion, cut
½ Cup of Dried Chillie, fried
2 Tablespoons of Sweet Roasted Chilie Paste
2-3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (Extra light and mild)
1 Tablespoon of Garlic, finely chopped
A pinch of sugar (Optional)


• heat a wok/cooking pan over medium heat
• add olive oil
• add garlic, fry till aromatic or turns yellow
• add chicken, stir-fry till the chicken is almost cooked through
• add onion, stir-fry to mix them well
• add sweet roasted chillie paste, soy sauce & oyster sauce
• add half of cashew nuts, stir-fry to combine everything
• add fried dried-chillie, spring onion, turn off the heat
• remove into the serving plate
• sprinkle with the 2nd half of cashew nuts
• garnish with spring onion
• serve with streamed rice


Adam said...

Personally it's not a favorite but I know that, as u say, the average tourist craves it. My it a favorite dish for kon Thai?

Team : Riya & Mim said...

not really sure but the anwers is probably "no"

thai people, virtually, trend to like " gai phad kra pao - stir-fried chicken with chillie and holy basil"

my guess is that "maybe" because the cashew nuts are considered expensive. so, its not popular among middle-class thai people.

or "maybe" its not hot and spicy enough for them...

thai people really like it hot when it comes to food... too hot to handle sometimes!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's because it is more chinese than thai

Tiriti said...

I’m doing thai recipes in Barcelona and we do it a similar recipe. Congratulations for your blog, I enjoy with your thai recipes.

I’ve three amateurs blogs:

Best regards from Barcelona

Jana ★ said...

Hola, que receta más rica!!
Me ha encantado tu blog, me hago seguidora :D
Te invito a visitar mi blog, y si te gusta puedes hacerte seguidor.
Un saludo!

Riya said...

Thanks, Jana!