Thai Pork Basil Stir-Fry | Pad Kra Pao 🇹🇭



An easy 15-minute meal for spicy food lovers! If you haven't already noticed, we love everything spicy so this is our take on pad kra pao. Traditional kra pao uses chicken but we didn’t have any on hand so we substituted to pork mince instead. Note that this dish can also be turned vegetarian by using tofu instead of meat! 🔥


This recipe was taught to us by our friend @fernhiprock who whips up some of the best homemade Thai dishes! 😍


🕒 15 minutes 👤 4-5 people



Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 500g minced pork

  • 4 cloves garlic, pounded

  • 1 cup green beans, cut into thirds

  • 1 cup clamshell mushroom

  • 6 Thai birds eye chilies, or to taste, pounded

  • 1 cup fresh Thai basil leaves

  • Eggs

Sauce

  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 tbsp sugar

Method
  1. Combine the sauce in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Pound chillies and garlic into a paste and set aside.

  3. Set wok in high heat and add oil.

  4. Sauté the pounded garlic and chillies until fragrant.

  5. Add the pork and stir-fry, breaking apart as you go, until nearly cooked, about 5 minutes.

  6. Pour sauce and evenly combine.

  7. Add mushrooms and green beans and stir fry for 5 mins.

  8. When pork is fully cooked, remove from heat and stir in the holy basil.

  9. In a separate pan, fry eggs until edges are crispy.

  10. Serve with rice and enjoy!