How to make Pad Gra Prao

A spicy, flavourful, traditional Thai dish to try at home


true favourite in Thailand and our Managing Director, Ian Leigh’s, favourite dish on the Chaophraya a la carte menu!


This recipe will serve two people, just double the ingredients to feed the family.

120g minced chicken

1 small white onion

4 garlic cloves

5 red Thai chillies

10g fine beans

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 green bell pepper

1 egg

1tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soy sauce 

1 tsp sugar

20 Thai basil leaves

Jasmine Rice


1. Peel and chop garlic and chillies finely (or blend).
2. Chop the peppers and onions into slices.
3. Put the frying pan on a high heat and put in oil.
4. Fry the garlic and chillies until fragrant. Add the chicken and remaining ingredients and stir fry until cooked throughout.
5. Take off the heat and add the basil last, stirring thoroughly.
6. Serve with jasmine rice and a fried egg on top.


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