Learn How To Make Pad Krapow, Stir Fried Chili and Thai Holy Basil
The history of Pad Ka Pow
Stir fry basil is a food that is highly popular among Thais in all regions. With a delicious taste, it’s easy to make and can be easily found nowadays. Holy basil also seems to have become more popular with foreigners these days too and so it’s usually available overseas. The technique of stir-frying was the cooking style of Chinese people applied to the raw materials of Thai ingredients which became popular food among Thai people.
Ingredients you will need if you are taking an online class
● Pork, beef, chicken, prawns or tofu
● Fresh chilies (Thai Birdseye Chilies if available)
● Holy basil also known as Kapow and Tulsi
● Onion chopped (if you don’t like you don’t need to add in)
● Soy sauce
● Oyster sauce
● Dark soy sauce
● Cooking oil
Important note for this dish is that if you are planning on cooking it as part of an Online Thai Cooking Class then ensure that you are able to source the Thai Holy Basil 'Kapow' as often people can find it difficult to find this ingredient in some countries and when it is available it is likely only to be available via a specialist Asian food market/shop. Substituting the Holy Basil for Italian or another type of Basil like Sweet Basil won't work as Holy Basil has it's own unique flavour and is also a little spicy.