Thai garlic pork may possibly be the easiest meal you will ever make. The two ingredients you will need are garlic and pork. I bet you couldn’t have guessed that. If you don’t have pork on hand, or don’t like pork (not sure how that’s possible) you can definitely sub the pork for chicken.
Somehow this Thai garlic pork is one of the most flavorful Thai dishes out there and you need next to no ingredients! Sometimes I think we all need a meal that takes hardly any time to whip together after a long work day. So you can add this to your lazy after work recipes.
For the sauce, you guys will need oyster sauce, fish sauce, and thin soy sauce. I think by now most of you have these on hand, yay! So this Thai garlic pork should be a breeze for you. You can easily find all these sauces at an Asian market and possibly even at your local grocery store. If you struggle finding them, get them on Amazon! Here are links to purchase all of them.
Oyster sauce: Amazon You do not have to get this exact brand. Just make sure it says oyster sauce on the bottle.
Fish sauce: Amazon Any brand of fish sauce will do just fine, this brand just happens to be my favorite.
Thin soy sauce: Amazon This is the brand I used, but if you have mushroom soy sauce on hand use that.
Lets get started! First peel your garlic, cut the cloves into quarters, and smash the daylights out of it. I put the garlic in a ziplock and used a meat tenderizer to smash it. Next, cut the pork into thin bite sized pieces.
That was it for the prep work, crazy easy right??? Oh a side note, only use fresh garlic or this dish will not taste the same! Ok, now that we have that straightened out lets continue.
Alright, grab your wok and heat the oil and garlic on high. Fry the garlic until fragrant and slightly golden. Be careful not to burn it, it cooks fast on such high heat! Add the pork and cook stirring occasionally until the pork is fully cooked through. This takes about 5 minutes. If the pork seems too dry add about a tbsp. of water.
When the pork is fully cooked add the oyster sauce, fish sauce, thin soy sauce, black pepper, white pepper, and sugar. Thoroughly mix the pork and sauces together and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. That’s it folks!
Serve over jasmine rice and garnish with cucumbers or cilantro sprigs. I topped mine with a fried egg, because honestly I have an addiction to adding fried eggs to dishes. Try it, you won’t regret it!
If that picture did not convince you to make this easy dish, then maybe this one will.
- 1 1/2 lbs. pork sirloin
- 1/4 cup fresh garlic (heaping)
- 1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 2 tbsp. thin soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp medium coarse black pepper
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. oil
- Peel the garlic, cut it into quarters, and thoroughly smash it. Cut the pork into thin bite sized pieces.
- Add the garlic and oil to a wok and heat on high. Fry the garlic until fragrant and slightly golden, being careful not to burn it.
- Add the pork and cook stirring frequently until completely cooked through.
- When the pork is thoroughly cooked through add the fish sauce, oyster sauce, thin soy sauce, black pepper, white pepper, and sugar. Mix the sauces and pork completely and cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Serve over jasmine rice and garnish with cucumbers, cilantro sprigs, and or a fried egg. Enjoy!!!