Stir Fry Pork with Hot Basil Leaves – an amazing Thai dish!

A recipe that we picked up in Chiang Mai, stir fry pork with hot basil leaves became a firm favourite in our repertoire. It takes about fifteen minutes to prep and only around five minutes to cook!

  •  500g minced pork
  • 3 birds eye chili’s
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 1/4 onion cut in half
  • 1 long bean, sliced
  • 2-3 stems of hot basil, leaves only (you can get this at any good Asian supermarket)
  • 1/4 red chili, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a Wok on medium heat. Add garlic and chili and then add the pork, stirring until cooked.
  2. Mix the sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce and ground pepper to make a seasoning sauce.
  3. Add onion, long bean and seasoning sauce – stir until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the hot basil leaves and red chili and stir in!
  5. Remove from heat and serve.


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