It is a dish prepared from thai basil,spicy chillies, pungent fish and chicken. Rice krapow belongs to pad. Eating pad krapow without rice is like eating a jar of sauce without adding anything. Rice counteracts the heat as it is mild and soft, and the nutty taste of pandan or glutinous rice gives an extra dimension to the whole. Pad Kra Pao is a very popular Thai food dish between local people in Thailand. "Pad" means "fried" and "Kra Pao" is the Thai name of Holy basil that is one of the main ingredients. Pad Kra Pao can be cooked with chicken, pork, beef, seafood, tofu, or whatever you want. It is served with rice.