Time: 15 minutes.
[Halal option: Minced
My Thai roommate was all smiles when I told him I am making this dish. He mentioned this Thai street food is a no-brainer – in terms of ordering it and in terms of making it. Pad Krapow Gai is found literally everywhere in Thailand. It is the dish that one order when he or she had difficulty in deciding on something to eat. It is a quick, light and scrumptious dish that is commonly serve with rice and a sunny-side over.
Pad Krapow Gai is no doubt the first Thai dish to make as a beginner in the kitchen. It is very simple, with cheap ingredients and almost completely fool-proof. What you need to do is follow this recipe carefully, stir and stir AND STIR, and the next thing you know, a tasty Thai cuisine lies in the very eyes before you.
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- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 100 g Thai basil, finely chopped (Alt: Sweet basil)
- 200 g minced pork
- 1-2 chillis (Adjust to spiciness)
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 100 ml water
- Salt and pepper
- [Optional] 1 tsp sugar
1. Diced the onions, chillis and garlic into fine cubes. Mix the fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce and water, stir and mix thoroughly.
2. I couldn’t find Thai basil near my house so I used sweet basil. The fragrant of Thai basil is much stronger but I am afraid I had to make a little compromise here today. Roll the basil leaves up and chopped them finely. Put aside for later use.
3. Heat up the pan with some oil and put in the minced pork. Saute them over a medium-high flame for around 5 minutes. A thin, brown layer of crispy layer would form on the surface of the minced meat.
3. Add in the onions, chillis and garlic. Toss them over for another 2-3 minutes. Add in half of the sauce and saute them till the sauce caramelized below the pan. When it does, pour in the remaining sauces until let them caramelized again.
4. Add in the chopped basil leaves and toss them for 1-2 minutes. The basil would shrink rapidly. Season some salt and pepper to taste. Put the minced pork aside and fry an egg for 5 minutes over a low heat with a covered lid.
5. Arrange these onto a bigger plate with some rice and there you have it! Our simple, scrumptious Thai street food – Pad Krapow Gai!
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