Thailand Food Exploration: Kra Pao Kai/Moo Kai Dow

Our Thai host ordered a very enticing-looking dish for dinner recently, and the next day, we followed suit.

kra pao kai kai dow

Kra pao kai (pictured) or kra pao moo (if pork) translates as chicken (kai) stir-fried with holy basil. The kai dow on the end means fried egg, a popular addition to the dish, but you can leave it off when ordering if you don’t fancy it. The egg aside, it is a light, clean-tasting dish, inexpensive and seemingly very common.

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