Recipe: Thai Basil Minced Pork 

Here’s another recipe from the talented Margarita for all the budding chefs emerging from the MCO!

Thai Basil Minced Pork
Pad Kra Pao

by Margarita Lee

Margarita Lee

Ingredients A:

  • 300g Ground pork (20% fat) 
  • 50g Diced red capsicum
  • 50g Diced green capsicum
  • 50g Sliced onion
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 handful of Fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Lime/Lemon juice

Ingredients B:

  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce 
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce 
  • 1/2 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 1 /2 tbsp Palm sugar/ sugar


  • Fried shallots
  • Cut chilli
  • Thai basil
Photo by Margarita Lee


  1. Combine Ingredients B in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a wok and add in the ground pork. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until cooked.  Remove the pork but leave the oil in the pan.
  3. Sauté garlic with the oil until fragrant, then stir in onion, green and red capsicum. Stir well.
  4. Add the pork back into the wok. Stir well on high heat and add in Ingredients B. 
  5. Add in basil and stir fry until wilted. 
  6. Garnish with fried shallots, red chilli and basil.
  7. Drizzle with lime/lemon juice and serve.


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