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SAHD Recipe – Pad Krapow

SAHD Recipe – Pad Krapow

SAHD recipe Pad KrapowThis recipe is super easy, cheap, and exotic. It’s the perfect recipe for those weekdays. Pad Krapow is one of the most common street food dishes in Thailand. It’s chicken/beef/pork stirfry with basil and spices. It’s really delicious. Try it out!


Pad Krapow

  • 1 pound ground Turkey. I got this one on sale for $2. That’s super cheap.
  • 7 cloves garlic – smashed or minced
  • optional fresh chili – I used just 1 chili here.
  • Trader Joe’s frozen French green beans.
  • 1/4 onion minced – I used shallot here.
  • 1 bunch Thai basil. You can get this from an Asian grocery store.
  • 1 egg per person


  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce. I recommend the Maekrua brand, but any good sauce will do. Just make sure oyster is the first ingredient.
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce. I highly recommend Tra Chang fish sauce. My aunt’s family makes good fish sauce. 😉
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet black soy sauce. This one is optional. It helps the color and gives the dish a little more complexity. Not essential if you don’t have a bottle already.
  • 1 tsp sugar

I added links to Amazon so you can see what the ingredients look like. These items should be much cheaper at your local Asian grocery store than on Amazon.

Nam pra prik – serve on the side if you like more POW! Mix these ingredients together. I usually add a few drops with every bite.

  • 1 lime – squeeze the juice
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 3-4 spicy chili minced or dry chili flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


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  1. Pound the fresh chili into a paste. Feel free to add more chilies to make it more authentic. They probably use 10+ chilies when they make this dish in Thailand. Add garlic and pound some more. (You can just mince the chili and garlic with a knife if you don’t have a mortar.)pad krapow
  2. Turn up the heat to medium. Add garlic/chili paste and stir around for 10 seconds or so.
  3. Add Turkey and break up into pieces. Stir until Turkey is almost cooked. pad krapow
  4. Add onion/shallot and green beans. Toss until chicken is cooked. Add all the seasoning here. I eyeball it, but you could mix all the seasoning together before you start cooking to make it easy. pad krapow
  5. Add basil and mix them in well. Turn off the heat. Taste and adjust as needed.
  6. Fry the eggs. The yolk should be runny.


Spread some rice on a plate. Put the Pad Krapow over the rice. Top it off with the egg. Enjoy each bite with a little Nam Pla Prik!

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