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Thai Basil Mince Pork


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 🙂


  1. About 260-280g mince pork (a mixture of lean and fatty meat)
  2. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  3. 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  4. 2 large red chillies (Chilli padi if you are really good with spice)
  5. Dash of black pepper
  6. Handful of sweet basil, cut in chunks
  7. 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  8. 1 1/2 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  9. 1/2 tbsp sugar


  1. Heat oil in a hot wok, and fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add in mince and break up as you fry.
  3. When meat is lightly browned, add in soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, sugar and pepper.
  4. When meat is almost cooked and liquid is reduced to almost none, add in chillies and sweet basil.
  5. Fry until cooked.
  6. Best served with steamed rice

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