Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pad krapow moo ^^


Thai night ^^!

Pad krapow moo (recipe inspired by chez pim's description)
~ serves 3-4
500g minced pork
6-10 cloves of garlic, minced
4-5 bird's eye chilies, sliced
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce/kicap manis
some pepper
1 cup/ a big handful of holy basil leaves

1. Heat some oil and saute minced garlic and chillies for a few minutes.

2. Add minced pork and stir fry for a bit till almost cooked. Then add fish sauce, soy sauce and sweet dark soy sauce.

3. Toss basil leaves with the minced meat and give it a quick stir-fry before removing from heat. Serve immediately with rice.. and a runny fried egg for a simple thai meal ^^


I was planning to replicate a crispy pork dish we enjoyed at a thai restaurant some time ago.. but I forgot it was cooked with kaffir lime leaves, not basil leaves ^^|| So dinner became stir-fried minced pork with basil leaves, pad krapow moo, instead ;p


14 comments:

Shu Han said...

might be the wrong herb but doesn't matter if it's yummy anyway, and it looks yummy! love thai! x

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Hui! This is a popular Thai dish that we will order when we eat out at the Thai eatery near our place... The basil, garlic, chili, minced pork and fish sauce combination is just perfect to go with plain rice... very appetizing...

butterfly waltz said...

thanks, shu han ^^ so duh of me to get the herbs mixed up! well, another time for the crispy pork with kaffir leaves! ^^

hi chef.. i cannot say i'm that into basil leaves.. normally i'd shy away from them.. but this really is quite a nice dish ^^ and super easy ~ my kind of dinner!

Mel said...

Hi Hui,
This is a great dish at the Thai Rest. You made and cooked this looking very appetizing....I can just have this dish alone with rice is enough....no need with that extra egg and spinach. This dish seems so easy to cook...just few ingredients only. I can count of easy dish at "Butterfly-waltz"!

butterfly waltz said...

thanks mel.. yes, you can always count on me for easy dishes and bakes ! cos i can't (and too lazy! ^^) cook anything too difficult! haha!

Jasline said...

Hi Hui! I love this dish! It's always my must-order whenever I'm dining in a Thai eatery. Can't wait to try it out, yours look really delicious!

butterfly waltz said...

thanks, jasline ^^ i like this dish too! ^^

Amy said...

Nevertheless, this stir fried pork with basil looks delicious and so flavorful. :) Not bad at all. Hm...and that crispy pork dish sounds delicious too. I look forward to seeing your post if the future if you make that. Thanks.

The Squishy Monster said...

I really appreciate all the layers of flavor here..makes me wanna go yuuuuummy!!

butterfly waltz said...

haha.. good things can come out of mistakes after all, amy ^^

hi squishy.. i'm happy such a simple dish can be so yummy too ^^

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I want this to be my dinner tonight! I need to check if I still have sweet dark soy sauce... I remember I threw away because it's expired but it might be different bottle! Gotta check it out! I love fried eggs on dish like this and I'm glad you suggested that. This dish gets even better with eggs... yum!

butterfly waltz said...

you're spot on, nami! minced meat dishes really shines complemented with a fried egg or poached egg! ^^ yums!

Lynna said...

I think basil works perfectly well with minced pork! I can already smell this!

butterfly waltz said...

it's great with chicken too, lynna!