Almond Guy Ding

Almond Guy Ding Recipe

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Elaine Douglas


This is a Cantonese recipe from a Chinese cooking course that I took in Chinatown 45 years ago.
Don't let the long list of ingredients put you off. Once the ingredients are prepped the cooking is very fast and easy.
My family was very fond of my Chinese dishes. Check out my recipe for Chow Mien.
If you prep the vegetables the night before, you will have a very fast dinner when you get home from work.


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 1-1 1/2
    boned and diced chicken breasts
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, diced
  • 1 medium
    cooking onion, diced
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    frozen or fresh peas
  • 1/2 c
    toasted almonds or cashews (unsalted)
  • 3/4 c
    bamboo shoots, diced
  • 1/2 c
    water chestnuts, diced (about 10)
  • 4-5
    chinese mushrooms or 3/4 c. fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    sherry (optional)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    chicken stock
  • ·
    cornstarch to thicken
  • 1 clove
  • 1 slice
    ginger root

How to Make Almond Guy Ding


  1. Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook.
  2. Heat wok (or large frying pan) on high heat - add oil. Add garlic and ginger. When the wok starts to smoke put in meat. Stir until white and remove from pan.
  3. Stir-fry in order: onion, celery, peas, mushrooms, seasonings and soy.
  4. Add cornstarch to a bit of water.
    Add chicken back to stir-fried vegetables and mix. Add chicken stock, cornstarch mixture and stir until thick.
  5. Add nuts and a squirt of oil.
    Serve. I like to serve over rice.

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About Almond Guy Ding

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom

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