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Pad Kra Pow Century Eggs
Pad Kra Pow is a recipe that I always enjoy to eat. When I have no idea what to eat Pad Kra Pow always pops in my head. It's a recipe that goes along so well with every kind of meat and protein; beef, chicken, pork, duck, fish, seafood, tofu. Most people familiar with Thai food have had Pad Kra Pow many times, probably with the variety choice of meat. But, have you ever had it with the century eggs? I present; Pad Kra Pow with century eggs.
Today is another day that I'm very excited to share one of the weirder foods that I like. The first time I had Pad Kra Pow century eggs was when I was in Thailand. I remember it was at a local Thai-Chinese restaurant which wasn't too far from my house. The Pad Kra Pow was very tasty and the century egg texture was very interesting. Pad Kra Pow century eggs is not a typical dish in Thailand, but it's not hard to find.
The myth of the century eggs
Century eggs have so many different names. Some call thousand years eggs, hundred years eggs, or preserved eggs. In Thailand, they're called Kai Yiao Ma. Kai Yiao Ma means horse urine egg. Don't worry though, the eggs aren't preserve or have any contact with the urine horse or what so ever.
People give its name because of the odor of the eggs after the preservation. Actually, the eggs are preserved in a mixture of clay, wood ash, calcium oxide, and salt. You can read more about the century egg and it's origins on the century egg Wikipedia page.
It's time to step up the craziness level of Pad Kra Pow
Pad Kra Pow is very simple for most of us who have had Thai food before. What would make it more enjoyable and challenging? So, I think adding the century eggs in it would take Pad Kra Pow to another level.
Making Pad Kra Pow Century Eggs is not difficult. It's exactly as you're making your regular Pad Kra Pow and just adding the century eggs in it. You can find the century eggs at any Asian market or on Amazon.com.
Thus, we need fresh Thai chili, basil leaves, garlic, green beans, fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ground chicken, and century eggs. By the way, most of the century eggs in Asian grocery stores are already cooked. All you need to do is open the box and cut the eggs into the wedges.
Heat up olive oil on the stove and throw the crushed garlic and Thai chili then add ground chicken and follow with the chopped green bean. Season it with fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Stevia. Next, add basil leaves and century eggs, and that's it. Very easy. Serve the Pad Kra Pow Century Eggs with steamed (brown) rice just like the other kinds of Pad Kra Pow.
Here's the recipe!
- 1 lb. ground chicken breast
- 6 Century eggs, cut into wedges
- ½ lb. chopped green beans
- 3-6 crushed fresh Thai chili
- 3 oz. basil leaves
- 5 crushed garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- ½ tbsp. oyster sauce
- ½ tsp. Stevia
- Heat olive oil in a wok over medium-high, add crushed garlic and Thai chili and flashy cook it.
- Add ground chicken and stir-fry it with the garlic and Thai chili for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken color is no longer pink. Then throw chopped green beans in the wok and cook until the green beans are soft.
- Seasoning with fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Stevia. Then add basil leaves and century eggs wedges and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the stove and serve it with steam(brown) rice.
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