Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Khao Prao Muu


This is the king of all Thai food, or at least in my opinion. It is one of the most popular of the street foods in Thailand. You’ll see Thai’s eating this all the time and for good reason. Khao Prao Muu, or pork with holy basil (ข้าวผัดกะเพราหมูสับ) is ubiquitous with Thai food. I eat this at least three times a week and enjoy the heck out of it three times a week. This dish is spicy, sweet, salty and brought together by the staple of Thai meat, pork. It is basically a stir-fry of pork with basil and small birds eye chilies served over a bed of fresh rice.  In the stir-fry they use oyster sauce, fish sauce and of course some soy sauce for good measure. I love this dish so much because I can always count on it to be good. Everywhere I go it is pretty much the same thing. It’s so simple and fills me up the right way. A week without Khao Prao Muu would be like a week without me living in Thailand, and that would be terribly sad.

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