Phat Kra Pow Moo Sab (or Gai Sab)

Wok-Fried Grounded Pork or Chicken with Holy Basil


  • 150 grams grounded pork or minced chicken
  • 4-5 hot chilies chopped and pounded together with 5-6 chopped garlic cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon finely chopped galangal
  • 2 tablespoons onion, sliced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons red/yellow pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh holy basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sweet soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of water


  1. 1.Heat vegetable oil in a wok. Add pounded chilies, garlic and galangal. Stir-fry quickly until good aroma comes out
  2. Add pork (or chicken) and sliced onion. Stir-fry about 2-3 minutes. Then season with oyster sauce, dark sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and stir-fry. If it is too dry, add a little bit of water
  3. Remove from heat, add pepper and holy basil leaves and stir it around
  4. Arrange on the dish and garnish with crispy holy basil leaves

Makes 1 serving