Pork and vegetables stir fry with pili nuts

Cashew nut is a popular ingredient for Chinese-style stir fries and I have often wondered if the popularity was due to its accessibility rather than some unique flavor or texture that it possessed. What if I used some other nut… like pili nuts? You know what? If you toast the pili nuts until they release their natural oil before sprinkling them over your cooked stir-fry, it’s some kind of magic. :)

The pili nuts I used are the ones found in supermarkets, salted and ready to eat. »