Pork with chili paste or prik gaeng moo

This is one of my favorite Thai dish to prepare which I 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 years back, as I was leaving Los Banos for General Santos she gave me a bottle of red curry paste as pabaon. Anyway, you can easily order this dish in almost any eatery in Thailand by saying prik gaeng moo or pork with red curry paste. Or if you want chicken, prik gaeng kai.  The addition of kaffir lime leaves is makes this both aromatic and refreshing.

One of my resources for getting around and ordering the food I want is Eating Thai Food‘s Bangkok $1 Menu. Fifty delicious Thai dishes to order, fifty delicious dishes for me to cook!

To cook prik gaeng moo:

1. Saute garlic and pork till pork is no longer pink.

2. Add the chili paste, soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar.Toss very well then add about a half a cup of wate.

3. Bring to a gentle simmer then add the string beans. When string beans is half done, tear the kaffir leaves in then add to the stir fry. Toss a few more times to mix flavor then serve.


  1. Very delicious just by looking at it! =) can’t wait to try your recipe.

  2. wow, gawa ako nito gay! miss you talaga, tnx a lot sa xmas card 😀 ang healthy ng kaffir ngaun 😀

  3. I hope I get to try your dishes soon! When are you visiting Pinas again?

  4. You’re welcome, Ate Jinky :) Enjoy the kaffir. I’ll post more recipes.

  5. I love finding new thai recipes! This looks delicious!

  6. hmmnn. I have to try using kaffir leaves…

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