I first had this dish way back at Khao San Road, one of the popular Thai restaurants here in Toronto. Stir fried pork, rice, egg – oh so reminiscent of some of the Filipino dishes that I grew up eating back in the Philippines (aka a diet of meat, rice and no veggies).
But… I fell in love with this dish a bit more recently at Pai, which really is the better of the two and one of my favourite restaurants, no lie (I think I’m there once a month). Their pad kra pao has PORK BELLY in it.
(cue doves flying as the clouds part and sun rays break through the sky)
I decided to try and make this glorious dish since I crave it all the time. And the results were INSANE. I looove the combination of tart and spice. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a few slices of cucumber if you’re feeling really guilty.