Thai Basil Beef Rice with Thai Fried Egg (Kao Pad Ka Prao Kai Dao)

Sawadekap! My husband and I were supposed to go to Bangkok this week but due to the travel restrictions and of course, for our own safety, our lovely trip as cancelled. So I decided to make tribute to make a tribute to our dead itinerary with this amazing yet simple dish! I found this amazing video online and a few articles on Thai Basil Beef recipe. Shout out to Pailin’s Kitchen HotThaiKitchen.com on YouTube for being my guidance to this wonderful dish.

15mins | Serves 3

Ingredients for Pad Ka Prao

  • 5 chili padi, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 big chili red, sliced

Step 1: Heat pan with oil and stir the above ingredients up.

  • 1 tbs light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tsp sugar

Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix all sauces above together.

  • 300g minced beef, marinated with 1/2 tbs: water, soy sauce, salt and pepper and 1tsp cornstarch

Step 3: Add beef in the pan. Stir.

  • 1/2 cup long/french beans, cut into inch thick

Step 4: Once beef almost cooked, lower the heat and add in the beans.

  • 1.5 cup of thai basil/ holy basil

Step 5: Turn off heat. Add basil. Stir.

Step 6: Deep fry your egg aka Thai Fried Egg. Dont flip your egg, just slowly shower it with the hot oil using the ladle. You can choose it to be runny.

  • 1 egg, per dish

Step 7: Serve the Thai basil beef with white rice and the Thai fried egg. Eat while it’s hot! Khub khun!


Ingredients for Pad Ka Prao

  • 5 chili padi, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 big chili red, sliced
  • 1 tbs light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 300g minced beef, marinated with 1/2 tbs: water, soy sauce, salt and pepper and 1tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup long/french beans, cut into inch thick
  • 1.5 cup of thai basil/ holy basil
  • Egg for side dish

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