Food Photo: Runny Yolk Pad Kra Pao (ผัดกะเพราไก่ไข่ดาว)

Pad Kra Pao Gai Kai Dao (ผัดกะเพราไก่ไข่ดาว)

Pad Kra Pao Gai Kai Dao (ผัดกะเพราไก่ไข่ดาว)

Pad Kra Pao Gai Kai Dao (ผัดกะเพราไก่ไข่ดาว)

Perhaps the most popular item on the Bangkok $1 menu is a choice of meat stir fried with Thai holy basil.

Though it’s possible to just get the dish over a bed of rice, a fried egg on the side is the icing on the cake. That rich runny yolk elevates any plate of pad kra pao to near heavenly status.