Vegetarian Thai Drink
Tofu and Mushrooms in creamy basil with chillies recipe
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Your favorite vegetarian Thai meals explained



  • 2 cakes of yellow tofu
  • 300 grams ricestraw mushrooms
  • 5 chillies
  • 10 gloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup holy basil leaves
  • 2 spur chillies
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp water


  • Pound the chillies, garlic cloves and salt in a mortar until ground
  • wash the mushrooms and cut them into halves
  • cut each tofu cake into quarters and cut those quarters into thin slices
  • heat the oil over medium heat and when hot, fry the tofu until golden
  • remove all but app. 3 tbsp of the oil and fry the chillie - garlic mixture until fragrant.
  • add the mushrooms and tofu and stir and turn for a minute
  • add the water and cook until tender
  • slice the spur chillies and add them together with the basil leaves
  • Season to taste with soy sauce and suger.
  • Serve the Pad Krapao Tho-Hu sai Hed hot.


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