Thai Basil Minced Pork

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500 grams Cinnamon stick
3 cloves minced
2 Ground turmeric sliced
1 English muffin sliced
1 Grated ginger sliced
2 tablespoons Chicken stock
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon Cloves Garlic
1 teaspoon
1 cup Zest of 1 lemon
To serve Chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons Beef broth

Nutritional information

54 g
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
Total Fat
27 g
Total Protein

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Thai Basil Minced Pork

  • Spicy
  • 35 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy




Thai Basil Minced Pork, or “Pad Krapow Moo Sap” in Thai, is a popular and delicious Thai dish known for its bold and spicy flavors. Here’s a description of this dish:

Thai Basil Minced Pork is a mouthwatering Thai stir-fry that combines ground pork with fresh Thai basil leaves, garlic, and chili peppers. The result is a fragrant and savory dish that packs a punch of heat and flavor. The minced pork is cooked until it’s perfectly browned and slightly crispy, while the Thai basil leaves add a fresh, aromatic element to the dish.

The key ingredients in this dish include ground pork, Thai basil leaves (holy basil or sweet basil can also be used), garlic, Thai bird’s eye chili peppers (adjust the amount to your spice preference), fish sauce, soy sauce, and a touch of sugar. The combination of these ingredients creates a harmonious balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and savory flavors.

Thai Basil Minced Pork is often served over a bed of steamed jasmine rice and is traditionally topped with a fried egg with a runny yolk. The runny egg yolk adds a creamy richness that complements the spicy pork and basil perfectly. It’s a quick and easy dish to prepare, making it a popular choice for a weeknight dinner or a satisfying street food option in Thailand.

This flavorful Thai dish is a favorite among those who enjoy the bold and aromatic flavors of Thai cuisine. It’s a delightful combination of textures and tastes that will tantalize your taste buds with each bite. Whether you prefer it mild or extra spicy, Thai Basil Minced Pork is a must-try for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Thailand’s culinary heritage.



Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced chili peppers, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.


Add the sliced onion and bell pepper to the skillet, and stir-fry until they are soft and tender about 3-5 minutes.


Add the minced pork to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon, and stir-fry until it is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.


In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Pour this mixture over the pork, and stir to combine.


Add the fresh Thai basil leaves to the skillet, and stir-fry for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the basil is wilted and fragrant. Set aside.


Crack the egg into the skillet and cook until the whites and yolks reach your desired doneness. Set aside.


Serve the Thai Basil Minced Pork over cooked rice and top it with a fried egg.


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