Sometimes I like the idea of trying different delicious meals even if I am just staying at home with my family (most of the time with my child). I mean, yes, I cook good meals but I also want to try simple ones that I’ve never tasted yet anywhere and this is the reason I stumbled upon this Asian recipe. Normally, I cook Filipino dishes that I am used to and to make it my signature, I add some twist with the ingredients and apply different cooking techniques.
In Thailand, Pad Krapow Gai is considered a street food. Basil is the main ingredient of this dish and it is so easy peasy to do (This is my first time so let’s see how it will taste like)!
⅛ cup chicken fillet, cut into bite-size
1 pc. Magnolia organic egg (it is tastier than white-shelled eggs😉)
¼ cup cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
¹ cup fresh basil leaves (well I have so many basil here.. I will just get a few of it 😉)
2 pcs. green cayenne pepper, chopped finely (normally Thai uses red chilli pepper but I prefer a mild to moderate spice only so I’ve decided to use cayenne)
1 Tbsp. Wan Ja Shan Vegetarian Mushroom Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp. Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Evergreen sesame oil (it is part of my twist in this recipe because I want it to give a more Oriental flavor)
1 tsp. brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
How to do:
1. Pre-heat the frying pan for 3-5 minutes then add the cooking oil. Spread it evenly by moving the pan in circular motion.
2. Cook the egg like a sunny-side-up. Be sure that the edges of the egg turns golden brown. Set aside.
3. On the same pan, sauté garlic.
4 Add the chicken fillet and continue sautéing until it is fully cooked.
5. Add the oyster and worcestershire sauce. Mix them carefully until the sauce covers all parts of the chicken bites.
6. Add the cayenne pepper and basil. Continue to saute until the basil is partially cooked.
7. Season with some sugar, salt and sesame oil and cook it for another 2 minutes.
8. Prepare the egg as topping. You may use a plate or bowl to serve it.
Woooooaahh!! This tastes incredible! It’s good and appetizing! The basil’s aroma is quite dominant but the blend of the flavorings were in harmony with the rest of the ingredients. You may add more eggs if it will be served to more people. 1 egg is good for 1 person. This recipe is good for 3-4 heads. Try it and I’m sure you’ll like it 😊