Phat Kaphrao

Phat Kaphrao is undoubtedly the Thai version of a hamburger. It is a classic example of a personal dish and is one of the most popular and common dishes in Thailand. It comprises of chopped and seasoned mincemeat, served on rice with a fried egg on top. It is a celebration of tastes and a full and nutritious meal that provides day-long energy.

 Serves 1 


1 portion of cooked white rice

300 gr beef (20% fat), minced

½ onion, sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 green chili, sliced

1 red chili, sliced

4 leaves of Thai or licorice basil

2 tbsp light soy sauce

4 tbsp oil

1 tbsp oyster sauce

½ tsp sugar

Pinch of salt

1 egg

  • 1
    Heat a bit of oil in a wok and fry garlic, chilis and onion for 1 minute. Add mincemeat and cook until 80% ready. Season with soy sauce, sugar, salt and oyster sauce. Stir 1 more minute and add basil. Serve on white rice.
  • 2
    In another skillet fry the egg and serve on top of the meat.
  • 3
    Accompany with fish sauce and chopped fresh chili on the side.

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