Thai Stir Fry Basil with Beef (Pad Bai Hōraphā)

[CAUTION: Spicy!] The alternate version of Pad Kaprao, Pad Bai Hōraphā is more common outside of Thailand and it is different because of the Basil. Kaprao, which is Thai Holy Basil is difficult to find, but if you can get your hands on it, you can make Pad Kaprao which the more authentic version. Outside of Thailand however, Pad Kaprao is the catch-all term for Thai Stir Fry Basil

  1. 400 g Beef or Chicken (grounded minced or diced)
  2. 100 g Basil Leaves
  3. Marinade
  4. 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  5. Paste – blend or pounded
  6. 10-20 g Bird #39 s Eye Chilli
  7. 20 g Garlic
  8. 40 g Shallots
  9. Sauce
  10. 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  11. 1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  12. 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  13. Optional 2 tsp Palm Sugar
  1. MARINADE: marinade the Beef with Fish Sauce for 30 minutes or more
  2. STIR FRY: heat 2 Tbsp of Cooking Oil until hot Fry the Paste until​ the oil separates Then add the Beef and mix well When the Beef has turned color add the Sauces and mix well Then turn off the heat
  3. BASIL: add the Basil and mix well The Basil will wilt from the residual heat Serve with Cooked Rice and Fried Egg

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