This dish, known as pad kra prow (‘stir-fried with holy basil’) in Thai, is something of a national dish, available at street food stalls and in restaurants all over Thailand. We sometimes call it ‘no idea’, because if you have no idea what to order, you often just order this – it’s so good you don’t even have to think about it. You can make it with anything from beef to chicken; mixed seafood to mushrooms and tofu, and it always tastes great (spicy and salty, with a hint of sweetness). Whenever you tuck into this dish, you’ll be one of the millions of people enjoying it that day.
If you don’t feel like cooking yourself, this dish is also on our menu. Why not try it in your nearest restaurant?