Kabocha Squash Stir-Fry ผัดฟักทอง (pad faktong)

One of my favourite dishes growing up is kabocha squash stir fry with eggs and Thai basil. In Western culture, squash is used for many things but rarely a stir fry, but it really is a fantastic way to do it!

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Kabocha Stir fry

Kabocha Squash Stir-Fry ผัดฟักทอง (pad faktong)

  • Author: Pailin Chongchitnant
  • Yield: Serves 2-3


  • 350 g kabocha squash, cut into bite-sized, 1/4″ thick slices
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Water, as needed
  • 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 0.5 Tbsp Golden Mountain sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Dash white pepper
  • 2 eggs (for vegans, substitute crumbled firm tofu)
  • 1 cup Thai basil

Ingredients & Kitchen Tools I Use


Heat a little oil in a wok and add chopped garlic, stir until the garlic starts to turn golden. Add squash and toss quickly. Add just enough water so the squash half-submerged. Add soy sauce, Golden Mountain sauce, sugar, and white pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is done but is still firm. Add the eggs into the middle of the wok and scramble slightly. Once the egg is almost completely set, toss once or twice to mix the egg and the squash. Turn off the heat and stir in Thai basil just to wilt.

Serve with jasmine rice or as a side dish to your dinner!

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