Phad kaprow muu. (Fried pork with basil)


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic
2-30+ small thai chillies to taste
1/2 cup (100g) ground pork (or chicken/beef)
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon black soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup holy basil leaves and flowers


1. Smash chillies with a stone mortar & pestle if you have one, or use the side or back of a knife. Smash garlic, and set aside with the chillies.
2. Clean basil by picking off the leaves and flowers, and discarding the stems. Rinse and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a pan until very hot on high heat. Throw in the chillies & garlic, and stir until browned. You should will be aware of that acrid chillie fume aroma  
4. When the garlic is ready, add the pork. 
5. Add sugar, soy sauce & fish sauce. Stir and let absorb.
6. When dry, add the water and the basil leaves. Stir until basil is wilted. 
7. Serve on rice.