Stir-fried pork and cucumber in Thai red curry

One of the things I miss in Los Banos is the Thai restaurant of Tita Cora called Ning’s Thai. A Filipina who married a Thai UPLB student and learned the art of Thai cooking in Bangkok, she has since opened her own restaurant in Los Banos. I was one of the early customers and over the years have developed a friendship with her. what I love about her concept is that she’d cook the dish in front of her place so you’d really know her dishes are freshly cooked. I’ve learned a lot just by watching her. When I said my good byes to her before moving here in Gensan, she gave me a bottle of her homemade Thai red curry.

I haven’t done much Thai cooking since I came here in Gensan, but lately though, I have been craving for her fiery hot red curry. A stir fry was in order so here it is.

Cooking for one is certainly different with cooking for four. So what I usually do is buy a piece of pork tenderloin, divide into four and freeze them individually. I just get a pack for when I need to cook something quick.
stirfried pork and cucumber in thai red curry

Stir-fried pork and cucumber in Thai red curry

1 tbsp cooking oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
1 tbsp Thai red curry
1 tsp fish sauce
~125 grams pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 pc red bell pepper cut into strips
1 cup diced cucumber, pith removed

Heat oil in a pan. Add the garlic and stir fry for a minute then add the red curry. Stir-fry until curry is well blended with the oil and garlic. Add the fish sauce and pork. Stir-fry again for a few minutes till meat is cooked through. Add the bell pepper strips and cook for another minute. Just before serving, stir in the cucumber.

Thai food is a favorite of mine. I would love to travel to Thailand someday soon  and eat all the hot and spicy dishes to my heart’s content!


  1. yummy post!

  2. Great idea this. It is always difficult to thin of varied things to cook especially for a hungry family and some of the ideas here and elsewhere on your site have given me some great ideas so thak you!


  1. […] first got to try back in Los Banos in a Thai eatery known as Ning’s Thai. I’ve watched Tita Cora (the owner/cook) prepare the dish in front of me and tried my hand at making it at home. A few […]

Speak Your Mind