When i went to Thailand years ago, the most unforgettable dish i had has got to be this one. I haven’t had it since but i can still remember how much i loved it. I have been wanting to make this for a long time but i can never remember to buy basil. I finally managed to venture out of my usual veggie stall at the market and go around asking the other stalls for thai sweet basil. At the very last stall, i finally found it! Yay! This is a surprisingly easy dish, fast and absolutely yummylicious!!! It goes extremely well with rice. It can also easily become a one dish meal, just serve it on a bed of steam rice and top with a sunny side up and you are set 🙂
- About 260-280g mince pork (a mixture of lean and fatty meat)
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 large red chillies (Chilli padi if you are really good with spice)
- Dash of black pepper
- Handful of sweet basil, cut in chunks
- 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- Heat oil in a hot wok, and fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.
- Add in mince and break up as you fry.
- When meat is lightly browned, add in soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, sugar and pepper.
- When meat is almost cooked and liquid is reduced to almost none, add in chillies and sweet basil.
- Fry until cooked.
- Best served with steamed rice