This is classic Thai street food and is sure to bring back memories if you have ever eaten it. When frying the chillies, the all too familiar choking fragrance of the chillies is emitted from the kitchen. Serve on a bed of rice with a runny fried egg on top.
Also known as hot basil, holy basil is much spicier than Thai basil and tastes better cooked than raw.
Thank you so much for this fantastic and reassuringly simple Thai street food recipe. I was in the mood a good stir fry but something authentic to take me back to my happy times over there and this ticked that box. I added a garnish of coriander leaves and couldn't find any holy basil so used standard basil. - 24 Apr 2014 (Review from Allrecipes SE Asia)
Amazing. Not only the best thing I've ever made, I reckon it's the best thing I've ever tasted. The flavours are immense. - 10 Apr 2013 (Review from Allrecipes SE Asia)