Monday, March 11, 2013

Cashew Nut Chicken~Kung Po Kai Ting




This is a very common restaurant  chicken dish ~ Chicken fried with Cashew Nut.   In Cantonese it's called 'Kung Po Kai Ting'.  'Kung Po'  means that  the dish is a bit spicy with add-on dried chillies and 'Kai Ting' means diced chicken.  The capsicum and the cashew nuts make the dish crunchy and this dish pairs very well with a bowl of hot white rice.








Recipe for Cashew Nut Chicken ~ Kung Po Kai Ting

    Ingredients
  • 250 gm chicken thigh, deboned and cubed
  • 5 dried chillies
  • 4 slices young ginger
  • 1 capsicum, cut
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • Cashew nuts lightly toasted
  • Sesame Oil
Seasoning for chicken cubes 
  •  1/2  tsp each of salt and sugar
  • 1 tsp each of oyster and light soya sauce
  • 1/4  tsp dark soya sauce
  • 3/4  tsp cornflour
  • a dash of pepper

Method
  1. Saute the dried chillies and ginger till fragrant with sesame oil.
  2. Toss in the seasoned chicken, stir-fry till cooked.  Sprinkle in some water if necessary.
  3. Toss in the capsicum and onion, mix well.
  4. Test for taste and mix in the cashew nuts.
  5. Dish out and serve immediately with rice.


I'll be off for a short vacation and will only be back at my computer in early April.  See you folks, then!



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  1. Wow Cheah! I grow up eating this dish regularly at my granny's place. Like like!

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  2. Cheah, I used to order this dish all the time at Esquire Kitchen. Their version put more dark soya sauce but I haven't eaten there for a long, long time.

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    1. Yes, some places use quite a fair bit of dark soya sauce for this dish.

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  3. Hi Cheah, I really like the way you cook these kind of dishes. Full of nutrients in a plate. I can just have this dish with rice...

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    1. Lazy people like me always try to cook the minimum dishes, so need to put more nutrients in the dish.

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  4. This is a very delicious dish that is a favorite with most people....yours looks so fresh!

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  6. I e\really enjoy having cashew nuts this way too. Yours look as delish as the restaurant one.
    Hope you're having a lovely day. Happy Friday.
    Kristy

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    1. Thank you, Kristy. Yes, I'm enjoying my holiday!

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  7. Mmmm.....this dish is perfect for dinner with rice. Love it.

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  8. Hi Cheah, delicious cashew nut chicken, my all time favorite. Yours look really good, picture like 3D. I feel like grab some from the screen... with extra rice too.LOL

    Have a nice weekend.

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  9. The stir-fry looks very appetizing, Cheah.

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  10. a classic Chinese dish that everyone also love it! Have a nice vacation..

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  11. I like this dish too and looking at your lovely dish makes me remember I have not eaten this dish for years!!

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  12. This was such a hit, everyone loved it! I added mushrooms and carrots and served with rice and a chives omelette. The sauce was fantastic. It's simply delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe! Will make it again and again :)

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