Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Pandan Wrapped Chicken Recipe/ Gai Haw Bai Toey/ ไก่ห่อใบเตย (step by step photos)

Pandan Wrapped Chicken or Chicken Wrapped In Pandan Leaves is one of the most popular dish in Thai restaurant. In Thailand it's called Gai Haw Bai-Toey. The name is derived from three Thai words; 'Gai', 'Haw' and 'Bai-Toey'. The word 'Gai' is refer to chicken, 'Hor' mean wrap and 'Bai-Toey' refer to pandan leaves. Pandan wrapped chicken is made by marinate chicken in the Thai style special sauce and then wrap with pandan leaf before deep fry in hot oil and served with Thai style sesame sauce. This recipe is adapted from:

Ingredients for Sesame Dipping Sauce 
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed, roasted

  • In a sauce pan or small wok over low heat, add in white sugar, water, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt and sesame seed. Stirring continuously until boiling and all sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Ingredients for Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaves 
(for 2 – 4 persons) 

  • 500 grams boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • 5 coriander roots, finely chopped 
  • 4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil 
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying 
  • Pandan leaves for wrapping


1. Cut the chicken into bite-size cubes. Set aside. 

2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together coriander root, garlic,
    white pepper, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and 
    chicken cubes. Combine well and marinate for at least 2 

3. When ready, wrap the chicken with pandan leaf. (Please refer
    to the photos for step by step wrapping process).

 4. Bring water to a boil in a steamer, steam wrapped chicken 
     over boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and 
     deep fry the chicken in hot oil until well cooked. Remove
     from heat and drain well. 


5. Serve with sesame dipping sauce.

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