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Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Thai Basil Pork)

Pad Krapow Moo Saap simply means Thai basil pork stir fry. It is a famous dish in Thai and usually eaten with rice and fried egg. It is a quick and easy dish which only takes you less than 10 minutes to cook! The dish uses minced pork but you can substitute with chicken or beef. It is fried with garlic, bird's eye chilli and thai basil, which gave the dish its distinct flavours.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people
Calories 252 kcal


  • Wok
  • Rice Cooker
  • Blender


  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • 3 each Shallots
  • 6 each Bird's Eye Chilli
  • 1 each Large Red Chilli
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 500 gram Pork minced
  • 200 grams Green Snake Beans
  • 1 bunch Holy Basil Leaves
  • 4 bowls Cooked Rice
  • 4 qty Large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil


  • Blend the garlic, shallots, chillis and salt together into a rough paste, and set aside.
  • Mix both soy sauces, fish sauce and 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, and stir in the sugar to dissolve.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and throw in the chili-garlic pate and fry until fragrant. Add the pork and cook through then add green benas.
  • Add the soy and fish sauce mix and stir through, allowing to bubble before adding nearly all the basil and wilting it into the dish.
  • Serve over steam rice and scatter additional basil leaves on top as well as some fried eggs.
  • Fry some eggs, but leave the yolks runny.


  • Do not substitute Thai Basil leaves with other types of basil. The flavour and taste is very much different. 
  • You can replace pork with your favourite protein 
  • For vegetarian option, change to tofu 
Keyword quick and easy, rice dish, stir fry
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