Stir fried Chayote shoots or Phat yot Fak-Maeo is vegetarian version. Chayote or Fak-Maeo or Mara-waan in Thai is a vine grown well in the cool climate of the north of Thailand.The oval-shaped fruit is bumpy with deep ridges along its length. The green fruit is slightly sweet, juicy and crispy with only one small seed. Young fruits, peeled or unpeeled, are used as a condiment with other raw vegetables or cooked in soup and stir-fried dishes. Young shoots and leaves are usually stir-fried with oyster sauce or steamed. Good Benefits of Chayote is resourceful nourishment for the bones and teeth. It also helps fight bleeding gums and constipation.
- 500 grs. chayote shoots, cut into 3” length
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 3 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- ½ cup of stock
- ½ cup carrot, thin slices (option)
- Heat the oil in a wok over medium to high heat.
- Add garlic stir until fragrant and golden.
- Add clean Chayote shoots and stir.
- Add some stock to help the veggies cooked quickly. Occasionally stir fry approximately 2-3 minutes.
- When the veggies are slightly cooked, add all seasonings to taste and continue stir fry constantly.
- Add sesame oil to make a colorful shadows.
- Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
- Serve immediately with hot streamed rice.