Phad Prik Nuea Pattaya

Pattaya-style Chilli Fried Beef

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Little Thai Cookbook

By Marshall Cavendish

Published 2014

  • About

In this dish, the reference to Pattaya comes about because of the city’s huge Chinese population and the fact that stir-fried dishes typically feature in Chinese meals. This simple but tasty stir-fry is best eaten with plain white rice, and if desired, washed down with an icy cold beer.


  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 10 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften and thinly sliced
  • 500 g


  1. Prepare the chilli paste. Using a mortar and pestle or blender, pound or process the ingredients into a fine paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the chilli paste and stir-fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry until tender.
  4. Add the beef, oyster sauce, sugar and fish sauce. Stir-fry for another 3 minutes.