Recipe by: Thitima Jum Helena

Source: Various webites and Thitima’s personal experience

laab moo


thai laab moo ingredients

  • 10 oz (300 g) minced pork, with some fat
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1-2 Tbls kaffir lime leaf, julienned (optional)
  • 1 Tbls toasted ground rice* (and see photos)
  • 3 spring onions, sliced crosswise
  • ½ red onion, cut fine
  • 1 tsp dried Thai red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Thai seasoning (Knorr Aroy Sure, see photo)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • 1-2 tsp chopped fresh Thai chili peppers (prik kee noo), to taste
  • 1 Tbsp palm sugar syrup (can buy like this)
  • 4 Thai onion leaves (sounds like Pak Chef Farang) cut fine like the spring onion
  • Mint leaves for garnish and to eat alongside
  • 2-4 small cucumber, cut into slices


laab moo 2

  • Add water to a hot pan and add the minced pork. Cook for 3 minutes stirring continuously until dry.
  • Add the kaffir lime leaf and the toasted rice. Stir well and turn off the heat.
  • In a bowl, add the chopped red onion and/or spring onions.
  • Add dried chili powder, Thai seasoning powder and fish sauce and stir well.
  • Add lime juice, fresh Thai chili peppers, and sugar syrup. Stir thoroughly once again.
  • Serve in the meat mixture. Add the Thai onion leaves and stir.
  • Serve on a dish and garnish with mint.
  • Place cucumber slices on the side.

Download PDF here: Thitima Jum Helena Thai Laab Moo (Pork)