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    Pad Krapao

    I want to know how to make it as it's my favorite dish, have you got a link to a vid, list of ingredients or prefered recipies, ??? had a look on YT but found one in German and the others in Thai. Not sure how easy it is to find holy basil in UK but will normal fresh basil do the trick? Thanks

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    I'm with ya on this one Rob. my all time favorite dish, guaranteed to give my system a good clean out. For this tho, I think you really do need the genuine Bai Grapow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Thanks DD that's great, knew you could help. Have you got a recipe for the fried egg on top too.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    I'm with ya on this one Rob. my all time favorite dish, guaranteed to give my system a good clean out. For this tho, I think you really do need the genuine Bai Grapow.
    Not likely to get Holy Basil (that's Bai Grapow right?) in the supermarkets but there are Thai suppliers about, well I'll get the ingredients together and get those pans rattling!

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    I dunno whether the recipe works with dried Grapaw, but the bloody stuff gets old real quick, buy it fresh one day and its old and dry next day.

    No analogies with my love stick please DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    it's my favorite dish,
    Mine too
    Moo, and I like it with omelet on top.
    Perfect for a late breakfast

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    Actually, hate to say it, but for us poor peasants with no access to Holy basil, normal basil does (just about) work if you disguise it with loads of nam bplaa & chilli

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    A Pad Kra Pow recipe and more on this website.

    Chicken Basil Recipe -- ThaiTable.com



    http://www.ucancookthai.com/ is worth a visit as well if you are looking for some thai recipes.
    Last edited by Wallalai; 05-02-2010 at 05:25 AM.

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    Just go to a street stall and watch them make it..video it even..

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
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    Your avatars are improving immeasurably, NR

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    It is my breakfast of choice. Breakfast of Champions, with a soggy fried egg on top of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Actually, hate to say it, but for us poor peasants with no access to Holy basil, normal basil does (just about) work if you disguise it with loads of nam bplaa & chilli
    You can grow it yourself.

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    Have not eaten Pad Krapao for years as everyday the people at work would order it for lunch especially for me and no matter where I was working.

    A great Thai dish especially with the fried egg on top.

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    My wife does a brilliant version, better than I've ever had in a restaurant. The only variation that I really like, is to include some chopped bell peppers, particularly red and orange. Really adds to the consistency and general flavour. She typically makes a large batch of about 1 kilo of minced Moo, and then freezes batches of it. Great standby food! I often think of it as the equivalent of Scots 'mince and tatties'. Always tasty, and always comforting.

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    Great dish..and the fried egg is compulsory. If you can't find holy basil...grow your own, as has been mentioned above. I trust sweet basil is fine also..but it ain't the real thing when it comes to a krapow..all due respect to NR. Good luck Rob.

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