Tofu Pad Ka Prow

Tofu Pad Ka Prow

One of our favorite things to do is recreate our favorite dishes, but turn them vegetarian / vegan. Pad Ka Prow or holy basil stir fry is usually made with ground pork or chicken, but we decided to substitute the meat for tofu and wow, we were not disappointed! Eating less meat can be daunting at first, but once you realize that there are so many ways to still eat your favorite dishes you’ll see that the possibilities are endless.

Recipe inspired by: The Woks of Life (but made vegetarian)


  • 1 block firm tofu (drained and broken into pieces to imitate ground meat)
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 1/2 cup (packed) Thai holy basil
  • 1-2 fresh Thai chilis (thinly sliced, deseeded for less spice)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (sub for vegetarian fish sauce if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce (sub for vegetarian oyster sauce if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup veggie broth or water


  1. In a wok or large pan over medium heat add the oil, onion, and garlic, and fry for 3-4 min until fragrant. Add the thai chilis and cook for another minute. Increase heat to high and add the tofu pieces. Pan fry until all moisture from tofu is gone and they start to crisp up (could take as long as 10 min.)
  2. Add the sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and dark soy sauce to the mixture. Stir-fry for another minute and then add the water or broth to deglaze the pan. Keep stirring until the liquid is evaporated and then add the basil. Mix well until all basil is wilted. Serve over rice, add a fried egg on top (optional) and enjoy! 🙂

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