Cambodia Stir Fry Pork with Holy Basil

January 30, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Cambodia Stir Fry Pork with Holy Basil

This Khmer Stir Fry Pork with Holy Basil is very simple dish in Thailand and Cambodia you can use chicken or pork to cook this stir fry. You can use ground pork or ground chicken or slice pork or chicken. The most importance is to find Holy Basil (Mreas Prov) do not use regular Thai Basil it won’t taste the same. Thai use long beans for vegetables, but I use all kind of color vegetables


1 lb of ground pork or chicken or sliced meat
4 cloves of minced garlic mix with
4 minced red chilies (more or less up to you for spicy)
2 cups of fresh holy basil (deep fry 1 cup and leave 1 cup fresh to garnish)
3 tablespoon of oil for stir fry

For the vegetables

1/2 cup of long beans cut to 1 inch long
1/2 cup of red bell pepper
1/2 cup of yellow pepper

For the stir fry sauce

2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of golden mountain soy sauce
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of brown sugar or palm sugar
1 to 2 tablespoon of lime juice

Directions to make Cambodia Stir Fry Pork with Holy Basil

  1. Before you do anything put enough oil to deep fry 1 cup of holy basil in a hot oil for few second then take it out drain it on paper towel set aside for garnish.
  2. In a hot fry pan add oil until hot
  3. Then add garlic and chilies (it will make your cry) cook until garlic is brown
  4. Add ground pork or sliced pork stir fry until meat no longer pink
  5. Now add all the vegetables stir fry until tender
  6. Then add stir fry sauce mix it well,
  7. Last add basil to the stir fry mixture mix well and turn the heat off

When ready to serve spoon the stir fry on to a plate then garnish with deep fry basil and fried egg serve with rice.

Note: One Fried egg to put on the top of the stir fry when ready to serve



Related Recipe: Cambodian Ground Pork with Coconut milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 585

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏17g 6%
Cholesterol ‏166mg 55%
Total Fat ‏29g 37%
Saturated Fat ‏5g 25%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏63g 126%
Sodium ‏1841mg 80%
Sugars ‏7g 14%


15 min


15 min




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