Malaysian Chinese Recipe #10 - Thai Basil Chicken
Basil chicken, which is called pad kra pao gai in Thai, is one of the beloved Thai street foods popularized in the western countries. Its flavor is unique and unlike any other western cuisine.
Make the Thai basil sauce in advance. The sauce can also be used with pork, squid, shrimp or even tofu. The abundance used of basil, red chillies and the unmistakable flavor of Thai fish sauce is unique and considered exotic by some westerners.
Basil is widely used in Thai food and is as popular as spring onion for Chinese food and rosemary for Italian food. It has a lovely licorice flavor and aroma and is suitable for soups, stir fries, Thai curries, salads, and cold noodles dishes.
If you are yearning for a spicy stir fry, you will enjoy the spicy flavor of bird's eye chillies and fish sauces beautifully mingling with the fresh taste of Thai basil.