After an amazing trip to Bangkok, and feasting on some seriously tasty street food, I was inspired by a dish that I ate for breakfast. Although this is not the exact recipe, the flavour does come pretty close.


• 600g chicken mince

• 1 small onion, finely chopped

• 250g green beans, cut into 3cm pieces

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• Thumb-size piece of ginger, grated

• 1 whole chilli (optional)

• 1 Tbsp sunflower oil

• 3 Tbsp oyster sauce

• 1 tsp fish sauce

• ¼ cup chopped mint

• ¼ cup chopped coriander

• Juice of one lime

• 4 lime leaves (2 whole and 2 finely chopped)

• Rice of your choice

• 2 eggs


Cook rice. Fry eggs (sunny side up) and set aside. Fry the onions in a little sunflower oil, until translucent. Add the chopped garlic, ginger and chilli, and fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken mince and brown slightly while breaking it up. Add the green beans and lime leaves. Then add the oyster sauce, fish sauce and lime juice, and mix well. Add the fresh herbs, and serve with rice and a fried egg. Top with extra coriander and serve with a wedge of lime on the side.

Dee’s notes:

• Don’t add salt – the oyster sauce is pretty salty.
• Remember to chop the lime leaves as finely as possible, as they can be a little tough.