Ka-prao Gai Kai-dow Recipe


Minced chicken breast                                      300 grams

Holy basil                                                             1 ½ cup

Bird’s eyes chili                                                   3

Garlic                                                                   3 cloves

White onion                                                       ¼ cup

Red bell pepper                                                 ½ cup

Long green bean                                               ½ cup


Fish sauce                                                      2 teaspoon

Soya sauce                                                     1 tablespoon

Oyster sauce                                                  1 tablespoon

Sugar                                                               ½ teaspoon

Vegetable oil                                                  ½ tablespoon

Chicken broth                                               2 tablespoon


  1. Chop garlic and chilies. (caution use gloves)
  2. Heat the oil in a pan or a wok at medium heat. Stir in the chopped garlic and chilies. When the garlic is golden brown, add chicken, sauce and broth. Mix well.
  3. When the chicken is cooked, add onion and green bean.
  4. When all the ingredients are cooked, add red bell pepper.
  5. Turn the heat off and add holy basil. Stir for 5-10 seconds.
  6. Serve with jasmine rice.

For the Fried egg (Kai-dow)

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or a wok at high heat.
  2. Crack the egg into the pan and let it fry until the edges are golden brown and bubbly.
  3. Top the fried egg over jasmine rice and the basil chicken (Ka-prao Gai).