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How to Cook Kai Jeow Moo Sab: A Thai-Inspired Dish

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Learn how to prepare kai jeow moo sab.

Learn how to prepare kai jeow moo sab.

Kai jeow moo sab, or deep-fried pork omelet, is a famous street food in Thailand. Unlike Western-style omelets, this version is deep-fried until it achieves a golden brown outer layer but still retains a soft and moist inner layer. Learn my simple version of this popular Thai street food recipe.

Kai jeow moo sab ingredients.

Kai jeow moo sab ingredients.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

3 min

10 min

13 min

2 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pork, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • frying spoon


  1. In a pot, add water and ground pork. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook until tender. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add eggs, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Beat until well blended. Add cooked ground pork.
  4. Prepare a deep fryer with oil.
  5. Once the oil is ready, pour the egg mixture into it.
  6. Cook the eggs until they're golden brown in color.
  7. Once cooked, remove the omelet from the heat and drain excess oil.
  8. Serve with rice or noodles.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Kai Jeow Moo Sab

Tips and Techniques

  • Cook the pork first to make it more tender before adding it into the mixture.
  • Fish sauce is a typical Thai seasoning.
  • Serve with your favorite condiment, such as ketchup.
  • Serve with rice or noodles.
Thai street food pork omelet.

Thai street food pork omelet.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 12, 2019:

Hello Pamela,

It's really delicious even if it absorbed too much oil!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 12, 2019:

Hi Liz,

This recipe is best for those busy individuals.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 06, 2019:

This dish lookes and sounds delicious. Thanks you.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 05, 2019:

This looks lijw a tasty dish. I appreciate the store cupboard ingredients too.

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