Gaprow, Kaprow, Krapow, Kra Pao
📸 Photo courtesy of @phedmarkbkk
🍳🌶️ Gaprow, Kaprow, Krapow, Kra Pao, we don't care how you spell it, we just can't get enough of this ever-so-popular Thai street food dish! It's equivalent to America's hamburger and french fries, really it's that iconic. Don't know what to order when you're roaming around the streets of Thailand? This is your go-to. Trust us!
Join the Tuk Tuk Box team and @justeatlife on IGTV for this spicy street food demo.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup diced chicken breast (or protein of choice)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 4 – 10 Thai chilies
- 1/4 cup onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dark sweet soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon palm sugar
- 1 handful of Thai holy basil leaves (sweet basil or Italian will work too)
Also, grab your oil for frying and jasmine rice for eating! 🍚
- Mince the chicken (or protein of choice) into small bite sized pieces.
- Pound your garlic and chilis in a mortar and pestle. If you don't have one you can use your knife to dice and release the oils.
- Heat your pan on high heat, and add about 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the chilies and garlic. Stir fry until they are fragrant, being careful not to burn them. *Coughing will ensue - don't worry, it's completely normal!*
- Add your chicken (or protein of choice) & stir fry. If your chicken (or protein of choice) is starting to look dry, toss in a splash of water.
- Mix together oyster sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, palm sugar, and dark soy sauce. Then add to the pan while stir frying and mix to incorporate.
- Turn off the heat. Grab your basil, toss it into the pan, and fold it in.
- Plate on top of fresh steamed white rice.
Frying the Egg Hat
- Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or deep set frying pan on high-medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, drop in the egg. Since you're working with a lot of oil, it will basically be deep fried - Southeast Asian style!
- After the egg is at your desired consistency, take it out, place on a paper towel to drain excess oil, and top it like a hat on your dish!
- Enjoy :)