Gai Pad Med Ma-Muang

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The full name of this dish is Gai Pad Med Ma-Muang Hima-Pan. Gai Pad Med Ma-Muang (literally, Chicken stir-frys with cashew nuts)

This dish is like many Thai dishes that we adopted from Chinese cuisine, it is original from high end Chinese restaurants, serve in a crispy deep fried bird nest. The bird nest is made from shredded Taro. This dish and North American Chinese sweet and sour pork were the same dish – one of Cantonese Chinese dishes.


200 g              Chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut in ½ inch thick and 2inches long.
1 cup              Flour
½                   Onion, cut in 1 inch thick.
15                   Water Chestnuts (cooked or from a can)
1 cup              Roasted Cashew Nuts
1 cup              Pineapple cut in chunks.
7                     Thai Dry Chilli Peppers, deep fried
1 tbsp              Oyster sauce
1 tbsp              Tomato sauce
1 - 2 tbsp         Water
3 cloves           Garlic, chopped
1 tsp                Sugar
1 tbsp              Soya sauce
1 tbsp              Sesame Oil
2                     Green onion, cut in 1 ¼ inches long.
½                    Red sweet peppers, cut in ½ x 1 ½ inches long.
1½ cups and 2 tbsp Oil for frying and stir-frying


1. Heat oil in a frying pan at medium high heat until hot.
2. Coat chicken in flour totally but not thick.
3. Fry chicken in oil until golden, remove chicken from oil and put them on paper towel.
4. Another pan. Heat the pan with 2 tbsp oil at medium high heat. Add garlic stir-fry until golden (low the heat down to medium high after put oil and added garlic if you use steel wok ,but if you use none-stick wok you can start with medium high heat), add chestnuts, onion stir-frying until mix well about 1 min., add tomato sauce, soya sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil mix well and then add 1-2 tbsp water, stir-frying another 1-2 min. and add chicken, roasted cashew nuts, fried dry chilli peppers and red sweet peppers, stir-frying another 1-2 min or mix well, turn the heat off, add green onion. And serve.