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Thai Basil Minced Pork (Pad Gaprow)

This is our all time favourite Thai dish. It is easy to cook and the fragrant spicy pork goes very well with steamed Jasmine rice. Sometimes, it’s the simple dishes that taste the best and this certainly is proof of that.


  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 3-4 birds eye chili ( use red long chili if you can’t take much heat)
  • Big bunch of Thai basil leaves (leaves picked and washed)
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs sweet soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbs premium Thai fish sauce


  • 4 Sunny side up eggs


  • Heat 3 tbs of oil in a wok over medium high heat, stir fry the garlic and chilli for about a minute. Add in the minced pork, stir fry and break up the meat into bits until almost cooked.
  • Add in the sweet soys sauce and fish sauce, followed by the Thai basil leaves. Mix until well combined and leaves are wilted.
  • Serve it together with fried eggs and steamed white rice

Beancurd with Spicy Bamboo Shoots and minced pork

This dish is made with very simple ingredients, simple process yet tasty. It goes very well with rice or porridge. I love bean curd and spicy bamboo shoots, hence the combination of these two ingredients is a perfect match. Simple yet delicious.


  • 4 pcs bean curd (豆干) – sliced into log shape ( refer to picture below)
  • 270g minced pork
  • 110g spicy bamboo shoots
  • 2 shallots (chopped)
  • 1 sliced long chili (deseeded)


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp potato starch
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  • 1 stalk green onion (chopped)


  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside
  • In a heated non-stick pan, add enough oil to pan fry the bean curd at medium heat. Pan fry until it becomes golden brown on both sides, around 1 minute on each side. Fry in 2-3 batches. Add oil if necessary in between batches. Set aside
  • Remove the excess oil on the pan, and just leave about 2-3 tbs oil. Using medium heat, add in the shallots and chili. Stir- fry for about a minute or 2.
  • Add in the minced pork, stir-fry and break up the meat into small bits. Stir-fry until all meat are lightly brown and cooked.
  • Add in the spicy bamboo shoots
  • Add in the sauce and let it simmer for a minute. Turn off the heat
  • Add in the pan-fried bean curd and gently mix all the ingredients well. Top with chopped green onion.
  • Serve with hot porridge or rice