Thai Beef, Vegetables & Basil Stir Fry

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For the past weeks, my beloved and I were on a mission to build up our tolerance towards chilli.

Hold on a sec, what did you just say?

I know it is something trivial to bring to people attention but yes, I’ve said it. We somewhat lost our tolerance towards chilli over the years and it’s something we both are working on as a couple. I love a couple’s project. Okay I get it. It’s not your typical life-changing project like having a baby or building a dream home. But it is no less excited for us. (I admit, we are your typical goofy couple ha!)

When it comes to hot food, Thai cuisines come to mind. I used to have super crazy, perspiration inducing and tongue numbing Thai food back in Penang (in Malaysia). The seafood tom yum that I had was … let’s just say I needed a glass of water for every spoonful of soup. Now you’ll ask, why the torture? It may be hard for you to understand, but it is part of the fun. Getting all sweaty, burning sensation in the mouth and getting a temporary (and naturally) lip plumped was really shiok (a Malaysian/Singaporean colloquial term means “satisfaction”). If you are a spicy food lover, you’ll understand what I meant. 😉

You don’t have to embark the same journey as we do in the spicy department, which is why you can adjust the hot level of this Thai beef stir fry to your liking. I’d prefer bird’s eye chilli for this dish because not only the spiciness of this chilli adds to the dish, but also the “chilli aroma” that often lacks in the conventional chilli. However, if chilli isn’t your thing, it is okay to leave it out completely because you’ll still have garlic and fresh basil as the base flavours of the dish.

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