This is one of my favorite Thai dishes because it is sweet, fragrant (from the basil and fish sauce!) and deliciously spicy! [Note: This is a non-spicy version of the dish because I was cooking for a milder crowd that night!] I remember Jas and I having this at JJ Market in Bangkok, and it was just so simple, and so wonderful. Goes well with rice!
- 1 pound minced pork
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 cup chopped basil
- [optional] 2 birds eye chili (but regular red chili works too), sliced
In a large heated pan, add the oil, and fry the garlic until fragrant.
Add the pork and shallots, then fry until the pork is half-cooked.