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Traditional Pad Kra Pao Moo – Hot Basil Pork Recipe

Pad Kra Pao Moo Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 spur chili
  • 5 bird's eye chillies (add less if you cannot eat too spicy)
  • 50 g long beans or other vegetables
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 handful Thai basil (holy basil)
  • 200 g minced pork
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp black soy sauce
  • black pepper to taste


1. Halve the spur chilli and bird's eye chillies. Peel and chop the garlic finely. Thinly slice the onion and cut the long beans into 2 cm long pieces.
2. Remove the basil from the stem. Heat up oil in a pan and fry off the garlic. Add the minced pork - keep stirring and mixing until the meat is fully cooked.
3. Add the chillies and other vegetables and cook until the greens are tender (around 7 minutes). Add all condiments as well as a dash of water, before throwing in the holy basil and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Season to taste with some black pepper. Serve with some rice. Enjoy!

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