Khai Hoh Bai Toey ( Chicken Pandan)

pandan kip

When I saw a bunch of fresh pandan leaves (also known as Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree in english | Schroefpalm in dutch) at the grocer’s, this recipe came immediately in mind which is one of my favorite but I seldom make because of pandan leaves scarcity in my area, but I guess heaven was smiling on me the day I’ve found the leaves.
This recipe has been adjusted to my taste, quite easy to prepare…. one just needs a little bit of patience (in wraping.)


700 grams chicken fillet/breast, cubed bite size
bunch of cleaned pandan leaves
fresh oil for frying

for marinade
3 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce ( nam pla)
2 tbsp sesame oil
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
1 fresh pandan leaf, finely chopped
2 tbsp amaretto disaronno (or whisky of any kind, right chef stel? ) optional though

for the sauce
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup or light soya
1tbsp rice vinegar
pinch of brown sugar

*** Mix the marinade ingredients and pour over the cubed chicken. Let it stand for 3-6 hours in the refrigerator. Marinating longer is ideal.


To wrap the chicken, form a square of leaf, put the chicken in the center, pick up the corners and secure with a wooden toothpick.

*** fry in a deep pan with hot oil, takes about 2-3 minutes to cook. Ready a plate with kitchen towel to drain the chicken.

Khai Hoh Bai Toey | Chicken Pandan
Khai Hoh Bai Toey

eetsmakelijk eten mensen!

8 thoughts on “Khai Hoh Bai Toey ( Chicken Pandan)

  1. stel

    thessiree ang gaganda ng imong mga kamay….
    back to topic! don’t tell my kiddies, i haven’t made these in a long time. it’s really a wonderful appetizer/pika pika. chicken and pandan go together so well. patience is well rewarded…ooh lala!

  2. thess

    STEL: maganda kamay ko? I disagree! ..’must have been this new camera my husband used in taking those shots :bread. Kitchen smelled heavenly too because of the pandan :thumbsup

    JMOM: :wave Jmom! medyo matyaga nga yata ako, ha ha..kasi I made this specially for my dad-in-law’s homecoming…after his battle with cancer and been away for months, he’s finally discharged from the rehabilitation centrum :yes
    ps. hindi po maganda mga kamay na iyan at puro ugat na sila, peksman!

  3. maria

    wow…just browsed ur recipe again..sarap naman,,i would like to try this when have the chance to find pandan leaves…
    its been long time not been here….im expecting our first baby kasi and im due anytime na :-)

    maria’s last blog post..Welcome 2009


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