This dish is one of those dishes that’s kind of off the menu. You can order basil chicken and get the regular big chunks of chicken as you do anywhere else. However, ordering basil chicken Thai style is requesting to have ground chicken instead of the tasteless chunks normally served. The ground chicken absorbs more of the spice and basil flavor, making this dish tastier. Don’t forget to ask for a fried egg on top. This is how the Thai really eat chicken basil with rice.