Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thua Phat Prik King Muu ถั่วผัดพริกแกงหมู Stir Fried Pork And Long Bean With Red Curry Paste

This is another one of my favourite childhood dishes. I must have seen it done so often that cooking this is a breeze. Ideally this should be made with muu krop (crispy pork) but I can't complain since it was a last minute meal with very little planning. Use whatever meat of your choice and it will still be very delicious.

P.S This is a stir fried curry so it should be on the dry side. Add a little more coconut milk if you want a wetter dish.

serves 4 as part of a Thai meal
you'll need;
1/2 kg of pork belly, removed rind and cubed
250 g of long beans, cut into 5 cm pieces
5 bird chillies, halved
5 kaffir lime leaves, torn
2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
1/2 cup of coconut milk
4 tbs of homemade or shop bought red curry paste
3 tbs of palm sugar
fish sauce to taste
extra coconut milk to serve

Prepare the ingredients.

Fry pork belly with a little oil til golden. Set aside.

Heat a little coconut cream til oil separates then add in the curry paste and cook on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add beans and fry for a minute before adding coconut milk, torn kaffir lime leaves and chillies. Cook for 2 minute til beans are almost tender. Season with palm sugar and fish sauce.

Return pork to the pan and continue to cook for a minute more.

Drizzle extra coconut milk over and scatter the shredded kaffir lime leaves. Serve as part of a Thai meal.


  1. Slurpp!!mouthwatering hubby will definitely love this..

  2. Very nice indeed I can see how this is one of your favourite childhood dishes. I would like to try this with beef, if so what cut and do I need to brown the meat first?

  3. All your dishes always make me drooling, simply delicious ! I love dishes with kaffir lime leaves.

  4. Delicious! All I need is a very big plate of rice right now!

  5. How I wish I don't need to cook dinner and just grab this from your window. Your dishes are always, mind you, always so salivating!

  6. A real feast of flavors and aromas.

  7. Wow! This looks delicious! I love the taste of coconut milk in curries, but I've never used it in a stir fry. This looks (and sounds) really good!

  8. Very delicious that I see here with all combinations of these colors! brave, very beautiful congratulations for your blog!

  9. I have never seen this being offered in the restaurants. Good combination of flavour here!

  10. Yum Yum Yum. I like the drizzle of the coconut milk as the last touch.

  11. Looks absolutely to die for and I can see how it will be even more delicious using crispy pork!

  12. Delicious curry! I think I will use chicken!

  13. I must try this, it looks simple enough hehe.

  14. I really enjoy seeing you childhood favorites. I've never had pork bellies before. I was able to find the oyster sauce you suggested, and I found some curry leaves (frozen). Now I need to find kaffir. lol! This dish looks so good and rich!

    I went to reply to the comment that you left on my blog and I couldn't find...I might of accidentally deleted it. Oops! Here it is: There is a big cactus plant near my house, I might harvest some soon! : I was going to say I couldn't wait to see what you came up with! Lol!

  15. terribly tempting recipe...sounds yummy

  16. I don't eat much pork belly these days....but I would make an exception for this one! Yummy!

  17. Oh man, that looks wicked good. I need to try curry again, I didn't like it when I was younger but my tastes have changed.

  18. oh this looks great you ate so well as a a boy lol

  19. This looks and sounds better than anything you could get in a restaurant!

  20. Veggies and meat.. what a great combination!
    This looks divine.. love the idea of usinf any meat I want.
    Big hugs!
    ~B xx

  21. This looks delicious! I haven't had pork belly in ages and this will be a great recipe to try! Beautiful colors too!

  22. Oh looks good! I must try this! Yummms!

  23. It sure does look delicious!

  24. Just stumbled on your blog and was immediately salivating over the curry. I always do my Thai curries in the wok as it allows room to move. You are so lucky to have grown up on this food! Beautiful photography too.

  25. I like the idea of stir-fried curry, looks so delicious!

  26. หมูรักหมู haha!

  27. Thank you everyone for your comments :)

    I picked a few leaves today but have no idea what to do with them yet :)

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