It’s pretty simple; fry some minced pork with a combination of ingredients typical of Thai cuisine and something magical happens in your mouth. Below are three of my favorite minced pork dishes.
Moo Pad Krapow
Moo Pad Krapow is one of the most popular dishes in Thailand and a classic if you’re in a restaurant and don’t know what to order. This spicy stir-fried dish is made with pork, holy basil, garlic, chilies, a sweet dark soy, and oyster sauce traditionally served with a fried egg on top of the rice.
Larb (pronounced laab) Moo is a dish originating from the northeastern Thailand (Isaan), but It’s highly popular in all of Thailand. It’s such a genius combination of ingredients; minced pork, toasted rice powder, lime juice, chilies, fish sauce, shallots, and herbs, garnished with mint leaves. Seriously, give the man/woman who invented this dish a medal!
Moo Pad Kapi Sataw
One of the most popular southern Thai dishes includes shrimp paste and sataw beans (also known as stink beans or bitter beans). Pretty smelly ingredients when uncooked, but incredibly flavorful when cooked. Even though my wife loves spicy food, she cooks this dish without chilis. You don’t want to ruin the unique flavor with chili; it tastes like nothing you’ve ever tried before.
What is your favorite Thai dish? Let me know in the comments below.