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Pork sautéed with holy basil leaves: Phat kaphrao Mou

by Pierre To
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Pork sautéed with holy basil leaves: Pad Krapaow Mou

Stir-fried pork with holy basil leaves and oyster sauce is a delicious, spicy, hearty dish and served with a fried egg, it is a very popular meal in Thailand.

Phat (or pad) = skipped, kaphrao = holy basil, Mou = pork
Often eaten with a fried egg = Kraille dao
You can also do this or ask for it in a restaurant with chicken = kaillesquid = plaa muk or shrimp = koung.

So to order this dish in a restaurant, all you have to do is say:
Phat kaphrao + soft (or kaille or plaa muk or koung) and to add kap kraille dao if you want a fried egg.

Warning: this is a dish traditionally served very hot.

When you order it in a restaurant, if you are not used to it, you can ask for not spicy: strawberry knitwearor a little spicy: paette nite noille

Pork sautéed with holy basil leaves: Pad Krapaow Mou
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Recipe for stir-fried pork with holy basil leaves: Phat kaphrao Mou

Course: Main course
Cuisine: Thai: whole country
Keyword: Holy basil, Sautéed pork
Servings: 4


Ingredients for the Sautéed Pork with Basil Leaves

  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 7 pods garlic crushed
  • 2 à 3 shallots finely chopped.
  • 12 small green chillies optional if you like spicy food cut in half lengthwise
  • 400 g minced pork you can use chicken, beef or shrimp instead
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon nuoc mam sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup full of holy basil leaves
  • 300 gr cooked rice.


Preparation of the Pork sautéed with basil leaves

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok over high heat.
  • Add the garlic, chillies and after a few seconds the shallots.
  • Stir and brown for one minute, then add the pork.
  • Continue cooking for 5 to 6 minutes without stopping to stir
  • The pork should be well cooked and not give off any more juice.
  • Turn down the heat to minimum, cover and keep warm.
  • Remove the wok lid.
  • Season with oyster sauce, once the oyster sauce is well incorporated add the soy sauce and nuoc mam.
  • Add the sugar, then the basil leaves.
  • Stir to soften them.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan or wok.
  • You need to make 4 fried eggs, you can do them one by one if you are using a wok or all together and then separate them if you are using a frying pan, add salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture between 4 plates, place a fried egg on each and serve with the rice.


And it's ready! Bon Appétit!!!


Video of a recipe for stir-fry with basil leaves

Here is a video that explains step by step how to prepare the chicken sauté with basil leaves:

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