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Holy Basil and Sweet Basil - What is the difference?

There are two different types of basil that are used often in Thai cooking. They look so much alike, and even Thais can get confused, but they shouldn't get mixed up. Their aromas and flavors are totally different. One really can't be substituted for the other or it would be like making a completely different dish (although I'm sure it would still be yummy :) ). Here I will show you how to tell the difference between them.

Thai Holy Basil(Ocimum tenuiflorum) 
The dull green leaves of Thai holy basil have curly edges, and the stalks of the herb are also green. Sometimes you may find red or white holy basil, but they are not easy to find. The difference between them is color and how strong their scent is, but all types of holy basil have a similar taste.

It's very hard to find this outside of Thailand. If you have no clue where to get it, I suggest planting some in your garden! It's easy to take care of, and it grows so fast. You can also use dried holy basil in you…

Stir Fried Fish with Sweet Basil and Chili Paste

Stir Fried Fish with Sweet Basil and Chili Paste🌶 (not spicy!) Before you close this page because the word 'chili' caught your eyes, I want to confirm that this is notaspicy dish (and I'm not just saying that because I am Thai!). This dish uses a type of Thai sweet chili paste that is not spicy at all.

I adapted this recipe from a traditional dish that uses scallops. I chose to use a white fish as it's healthy (much lower cholesterol than shellfish) and easy to find at any supermarket. Dory fish cooks quickly and absorbs flavor well without having any sort of strong fishy smell or taste. You could also use chicken, shrimp, or any other kind of meat as you like. I hope you enjoy this recipe the same as I do!

Makes: 2 serving
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Total time : 20 minutes

IngredientsVegetable oil         1 tsp -- I chose Canola oilDory fish                100 grams  (1 filet)Garlic                      5 clovesOnion                      half…

Ga Prao Gai - Stir Fried Chicken with Holy Basil

Ga Prao Gai - กะเพราไก่ Stir fried chicken with holy basil 🌶🌶 (a little spicy!)
For this blog's first recipe, I want to teach you one of the most important Thai dishes! This is a recipe that Thai people like to order when they don't know what to eat. If you ask a Thai person "what would you like to eat?", I am sure that at least five or six people out of ten will say "Ga Prao Gai!". Not only it is tasty, but it's also fast and easy to make. I bought all of my ingredients from my neighborhood grocery store.

If you live outside of Thailand, you should be able to find all of these ingredients at your local Asian supermarket. So simple, so tasty, and so healthy!

Makes: 1-2 servings
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Total time : 20 minutes

Ingredients Canola oil* - 1 tablespoon
Garlic - 5 cloves Red Thai chili - 2-3 (depending on how spicy you want this dish to be)Ground chicken** - 100 grams (3.5 oz)Fresh holy basil*** - a handfulOyst…