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Hoy Lai Ped (Spicy Clams in Thai Roasted Chili Paste) Recipe

Clams Recipe: Hoy Lai Ped (Spicy Clams in Thai Roasted Chili Paste) recipe - Here is my recipe for hoy lai ped or spicy clams in Thai roasted chili paste. Try it out, it’s seriously delicious!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Hoy Lai Ped
Servings 4 people
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pound clams
  • 2 tablespoons nam prik phao
  • 2 oz Thai basil, remove stems, just use the leaves
  • 6 bird's eye chilies, lightly pounded
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce, optional or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  1. Clean and rinse the clams well, scrubbing the surface. Set aside.

  2. Heat wok over high heat and add oil. Stir-fry the garlic until aromatic, then add nam prik phao and bird's eye chilies. Continue stirring for 1 minute and add clams into the wok. Stir-fry until the clams open, then add Thai basil leaves, fish sauce and sugar to taste. Do a few quick stirs, dish out and serve immediately with steamed white rice.

Recipe Notes

You can get nam prik pao from Asian supermarkets or online here. If you wanted to make it from scratch, please click here for Pim's secret recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Hoy Lai Ped (Spicy Clams in Thai Roasted Chili Paste) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 15.2mg18%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.