Minced Pork with Thai Basil (pat Krapao Moo Sap)

Thai food. Absolutely adore them. The spicy-ness, the tangy-ness.

There is something about the combination of sweet, sour and spicy. Especially on a cold day. The spicyness would definitely help warm your tummy up! (: I first had this at a small, authentic thai restaurant on Lygon Street called Ying Thai 2. Their food, is absolutely delicious! I remembered having this particular dish, and they having different level of spice. And being gungho. I decided to be brave and ordered the spiciest, level 3. It was soooo spicy but sooo good! The tummy suffered a little after that. Just a tad. But all was worth it. haha

But of course, I didn’t wanna put my stomach through the same thing again, so I reduced the spicyness when attempting to make it at home! A very good idea, by the way. (:

Minced Pork with Thai Basil and A Sunny Side Up

Ingredients :

1 tbs olive oil

450g mince/ground pork

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 chilli padi, deseed and chopped finely

yellow onion, halfed then finely sliced

1 tbs oyster sauce

1 tsp fish sauce, extra for fried egg

pinch of sugar

handful thai basil leaves

handful of dried shrimp, fried till crispy

Sunny-side-up egg (optional)

spring onion, finely chopped for garnish

Steps :

1. Heat a wok on medium to high heat and add the olive oil. Fry the garlic and chilli till fragrant (not brown) and add the ground pork. Fry till brown. Make sure there are no lumps.

2. Add the oyster sauce and fish sauce and fry for 5 minutes. Add the sugar, onion and basil leaves and fry for a further 5 minutes.

3. Top the mince with the crispy dried shrimp and garnish the sunny-side-up with the spring onion and a sprinkle of the fish sauce

4. Serve with steamed jasmine/long grain rice.


ps : So please share with me what is the dish that you MUST ORDER when you’re at a thai restaurant?

5 thoughts on “Minced Pork with Thai Basil (pat Krapao Moo Sap)

  1. thecoffeesnob says:

    Ooh I love Ying Thai 2! My must have dish whenever I went there was the duck salad- seriously tasty. Sadly, I’ve never been able to find it on a menu anywhere else.

    Anyway this sounds so delicious! Oh, and my all time favourite thai dish? Tom yum soup, hands down! 🙂

    • liannelow says:

      hehe I know right? I love Ying Thai 2 as well! but the queue is always so long! haha (: Never tried the duck salad though! Had the thai red curry. absolutely LOVED it! hehe (:

  2. ningified says:

    Hello Lianne! All your food look amazing! 🙂 Came across your blog when I was searching for a Bak Chor Mee recipe hehe. Things I definitely have to order at a Thai restaurant? cha yen (iced Thai milk tea), Tom yum soup and Phad Thai! 🙂

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Yining! (:

      Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! Really glad that you enjoyed my posts and hope the bak chor mee recipe helped you crave your cravings! (:

      I loveeeeee cha yen and phad thai too! Two of the must haves when I’m at a thai restaurant! hehe

  3. travelrebelak says:

    MANGO STICKY RICE! is this a must go at Lygon?
    No there were 2 pizza/pasta places, one better than the other. Lygon’s a must next year!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing recipes always nut!

    I’ve got heaps to learn!

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