Minced Pork with fresh basil (打抛猪肉)

Main ingredients:  minced pork, basil



200 gm minced pork (about 1 cup)
1/2 yellow onion, diced finely
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp red chilli, minced
Thai basil leaves, about 1 bunch
Marinating ingredients for pork
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp cooking wine
little white pepper
little sesame seed oil
1 tsp corn starch
Seasoning ingredients
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp Thai sweet sauce
1/2 tsp sugar


(1)  Marinate pork and leave aside for 20 minutes.
(2)  Rinse Thai basil leaves and discard stems.
(3)  Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan.  Add marinated pork and stir fry till pork is almost cooked.
(4)  Add minced onion, garlic, and red chilli.  Stir fry for another 3 minutes till fragrant.
(5)  Add all seasoning and stir fry for another minute.
(6)  Turn off the heat, and add Thai basil.  Stir till well combined.
(7)  Serve hot and enjoy with rice.

Thai Lemongrass Pork Chops (泰式猪扒)


6 pork chops

Marinate ingredients
1 lemongrass, end part only, sliced thinly
1 green onion, sliced thinly
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp water
1 tsp sugar
1 /2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
1 garlic clove, minced


Dressing ingredients
5 tbsp hot water
1 tsp sugar
1 red chilli, sliced thinly
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 garlic clove, minced



(1)  Wash and pat dry pork chops.  Using meat pounder, pound the pork chop and set aside.
(2)  Mix all marinating ingredients in a bowl.
(3)  Combine marinate ingredients and pork chops.  Marinate for 30 minutes.
(4)  Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl, and set aside.
(5)  Set grill to medium high heat.  Add marinated pork chops, and grill for 10 minutes on both sides or until cooked.
(6)  Serve with rice or rice noodle.  Pour dressing sauce over pork chop before serving.  Enjoy!

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