Hot Basil Stir-fry (Cha Kdaow) is the dish that we think of when fresh hot basil is available. The juicy and crispy edges of lemongrass chicken are sauteed with jalapeno, red bell pepper, and sweet onion; then tossed with fresh hot basil and roasted peanuts. You must try it if you really want to taste unique Cambodian flavor.
But this dish would not be possible if there wasn’t a Cambodian refugee farmer in San Joaquin Valley who is facing the challenge of losing help to cannabis growers.
A farmer who is determined to be the source of rare herbs and produce that defines us, unites us and makes us happy. We are grateful for this determined farmer and his hard work; it is with great pleasure we prepare and share this authentic dish.