Thai Food Recipe: Shrimp and Cashew Nuts Stir Fry

Shrimp and Cashew Nuts Stir Fry from Thailand.

Thai Food Recipe: Shrimp and Cashew Nuts Stir Fry

Prepare Pad Thai sauce: For 2 servings

2 big tbsp. of palm sugar
3 tbsp. concentrated tamarind juice
3 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. oyster sauce


10 big shrimps (cooked)
1/2 cup baby corn (cut whichever way you like)
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup scallions (cut 1 inch)
1/2 cup mushrooms ( cut half)
1-2 red sweet peppers (sliced)
30 fried cashew nuts, or as many as you like
5 fried dry peppers
1/2 cup sliced string bean
1 minced coriander root
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 big tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce

Ingredients for Shrimp and Cashew Stir Fry from Thailand - Cut green beans, red pepper, scallions, onions, and baby corn.

Cooking instructions:

1. Heat the pan and add palm sugar, fish sauce, tamarind juice, oyster sauce and a little bit of water. Now use medium or low heat to let the sauce boil and get thick. Keep stirring. Make sure you don’t burn the sauce.

Now remove the sauce from the stove, we only need 5 tbsp of it. Save the rest for next time use. 🙂

2. Heat the pan and pour in 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, then add garlic and minced coriander root. When the garlic smells aromatic, add the vegetables that take more time to be cooked, first – baby corn, mushroom. Add 5 tbsp of Pad Thai sauce. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add onion, sweet pepper, string bean, cooked shrimps  and scallions. Add fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce. Quickly stir for 10-15 seconds. Turn off the stove. 🙂

Don’t forget the cashew nuts! Add them now and mix well!

Thai food ingredient - cashew nuts.

4. Serve with fragrant Jasmine rice from Thailand!

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Easy Thai Food Recipe: Kao Pad Prig Sator Goong Sod

Kao Pad Prig Sator Goong Sod


10 cooked shrimps (big size)
1/2 cup cooked chicken breast
1 cup sator
1/2 cup string bean (cut 1 inch)
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups cooked jasmine rice
1 tbsp. olive oil
chili paste (made from below ingredients)
10 chili peppers
5 cloves garlic
3 red onions
1/2 tsp. salt
1 fresh kamin
1 tsp. shrimp paste
1/2 tsp. yellow curry paste
2 tbsp. sliced kaffir lime leaves

Cooking Instruction:

1. Ground chili, garlic, red onions, salt, kaffir lime leaves, kamin, shrimp paste and yellow curry paste together.

2. Heat the pan and fry the paste in hot olive oil. When it smells nicely, then put shrimp and chicken.

3. Add fish sauce, sugar, sator, string bean and mix everything together.

4. Put rice then mix well. Turn off the fire.

5. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Cucumber, tomatoes, bean sprouts will be good with the fried rice.

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Thai Food Recipe: Kao Mun Gai (Chicken)

Kao mun gai - chicken over rice for breakfast usually.

Thai Food Recipe: Kao Mun Gai

(Chicken and Rice with Fermented Soybean Sauce)


1 whole chicken (boiled)
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
4 big pieces of gourd or radish
1 group coriander (cut 1 inch)
1 tbsp. minced old gingers
1 tbsp. fermented soybean
1 tbsp. sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp. white soy sauce
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. minced red chili peppers
stock soup from boiled chicken

Cooking Instruction:

1. Boil a whole chicken put 1 tsp. salt, pepper powde, radish or gourd and soy sauce.

2. Put 1 tbsp. in a hot pan. Fry minced garlic untill it smells good.

3. After that clean uncooked rice with water, put in the pan and then stir-fry.

4. When the rice starts to be cooked a little bit, turn off the pan and move the rice into a rice cooker.

5. Cook the rice with chicken broth in a rice cooker.

6. While we are waiting for the rice to be cooked, slice the chicken into a thin pieces.

7. Then, we will make the sauce.

8. Mix minced garlic, minced old ginger, fermented soybean, sweet soy sauce, white soy sauce, lemon juice, chili and sugar together. Mix well.


When you boil the chicken, don’t stir and don’t cover the pot. After boiling for 20 minutes then scoop the all bubble and throw away.

Note from Vern:

This is one of the most simple, but most delicious Thai foods I’ve had. There are a few restaurants that really know how to make the rice nice, and they use some oil and garlic to flavor it more than other Thai food places do. They also throw on some nice sour sauce with lemongrass and other spices that makes it absolutely delicious. This is usually a breakfast / brunch food in Thailand.

Thai Food Recipe: Pad Hed Sator (Fava Beans and Mushroom Stir Fry)

Fava Beans and Mushroom Stir-Fry in Thai, Pad Hed Sator


1 cup sator (fava beans)
2 tbsp. sliced chili peppers
1 cup mixed mushroom (or any kind)
½ tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vegetarian sauce
½ tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil


Cooking Instructions:

1. Clean and cut the mushroom in half. Crack all of the sator open and clean very well.

2. Heat and pan and put olive oil. Wait until it’s hot and then put minced chili pepper.

3. Add mushroom, soy sauce, vegetarian sauce, sugar and some small amount of water.

4. Cook the mushroom for 7 minutes.

5. Next, put sator and mix well.


If you don’t like the strong smell of sator, slice it thinly and wash with water for a couple times. However, we really like it when the sator is cooked for only few seconds. That makes it crunchy. 🙂 Don’t get addicted like us!

Sawasdee Ka - Joy

Thai Food Recipe: Goong Sator Pad Gapi (Shrimp and Fava Bean Stir-Fry)

Goong Sator Pad Gapi - Shrimp and Sator Stir Fry

Shrimps and Sator Stir-Fry with Shrimp Paste Sauce


1 cup shrimp (peeled, de-veined, cooked)
1 cup sator
3 cloves garlic
5 red chili peppers
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup cut scallion
2 tsp. shrimp paste
2 tbsp. dried shrimp (optional)
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp. olive oil


Cooking Instructions:

1. Ground garlic, red chili peppers and dried shrimp together. Mix it with shrimp paste, sugar, fish sauce, lemon juice.

2. Heat the pan and put olive oil. When the pan is hot, add minced garlic. Fry it until the garlic smells aromatic.

3. Pour the sauce from number one on the pan. Use medium heat. When it smells nice, usually take 1 minute, put shrimp, sator and scallion. Mix well.

4. Add some small amount of water if the food is too thick. If you like it juicy, you can add more water.

Goong Sator Pad Gapi is a Southern Thailand food recipe. 🙂 We serve it with hot jasmine rice. Especially with sator (Fava beans), it has a really good taste.


Note from Vern

This is another of my favorites. Pretty much anything with sator beans – is my favorite. Everyone at the restaurants we often go to know that I love it and tell us when they have it in stock. It isn’t all the time,it’s whenever they can find it. They often buy it just for me! If you get a chance to try it, do so. It’s a very flavorful and aromatic bean – some don’t like it, but I think it’s the best bean ever.

Sawasdee Ka - Joy