Pad Krapao (Thai Stir-Fry Pork with Basil)


Pad krapao (or pad kra pao) is a tasty Thai favorite. Serve with rice. Top with a fried egg, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 3 large hot chile peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups sliced pork

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce

  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chile paste in soybean oil

  • 1 ½ cups sliced white onion

  • ½ cup sliced green bell pepper

  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add garlic and chile peppers and cook until garlic starts to brown, about 30 seconds. Add pork and stir-fry until browned, about 3 minutes. Pour in dark soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and fish sauce. Cook and stir until liquid has reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add chile paste, onion, and bell pepper. Stir-fry until pork is cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in basil leaves and season with pepper. Stir until well combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 2110mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 204mg 1,019%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 905mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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