top of page

5 Pad Kaprao Dishes that are not Boring

1. Stir-fried Basil with Chinese Pork Sausage

Chinese pork sausage has a sweet taste that contradicts yet goes so well with the spicy basil. It’s rarely on the menu, but you can still order it in most local cook-to-order restaurants.

2. Stir-fried Basil with Stewed Pork Leg

If you’re sick of ordinary stewed pork leg served on rice, note that many stewed pork leg restaurants have a stir-fried spicy basil version of the dish on their menus. Stewed pork gravy gives the spicy basil a very unique salty and sweet flavor.

3. Stir-fried Basil with Canned Mackerel in Tomato Sauce

This one is the easiest of all the creative Kaprao dishes because canned mackerels can be found in any convenient store. The tomato sauce adds a sour taste in the hot and spicy basil, allowing the flavor of mackerel meat to blend in with spicy basil.

4. Stir-fried Instant Noodle with Basil and Minced Pork

Another common dish in cook-to-order restaurants, yet hardly anyone orders it. The saltiness of the noodles highlights the extreme spicy flavor of the basil and chili combo. You can also change the pork choice to crispy pork, sliced pork, or any other kind of meat as well.

5. Stir-fried Basil with Salted Egg and Minced Pork

Unlike other Pad Kaprao ideas on this list, this one can’t be found in a cook-to-order restaurant, yet it’s easy to cook at home. Salted egg and spicy basil give savory dimensions to one another. They are very enjoyable with minced pork, just make sure you don’t add too much fish sauce.

27 views0 comments


bottom of page