1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of all fat; and sinew
1 bunch basil (2 cups leaves) (theirs has m; inty clove flavour)
3 tablespoon peanut oil
2 cloves garlic
2 3 hot red or green chiles, thinly s; liced
2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup chicken stock or water
Thinly slice the pork across the grain. Wash, dry and stem the basil. Mince the white part of the scallion. Cut the green part into 1 inch pieces.
Heat the wok over a high flame. Swirl in the oil and heat almost to smoking. Add the garlic, chilies and white part of scallions and cook for 10 seconds. Add the pork and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, stock and green part of scallions and bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the basil and cook for 20 seconds or until the leaves are wilted and the pork is cooked. The dish is supposed to be soupy. Serve at once with rice or noodles.
Fragrant dish - noe of the glories of Thai street food.
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