Pork in a Thai Peanut Sauce

Last night I opened up the Peace Corps cookbook “Karibu Jokoni” and decided to try something new. The cookbook offers suggestions of how to make your favorite items using local ingredients.

Below is my take on the recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk powder (dissolved in about 4 tablespoons of warm water)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • dash of salt
  • dash of sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
  • chopped chili pepper (small)

Mix ingredients, and add water until achieve desired consistency


  • 1/4 kilo of pork chopped
  • chopped onion
  • chopped bell pepper
  • dash of salt

Season pork with a bit of salt. Saute in a little oil with onions and bell pepper until done.

Add meat to sauce.

Pour over your desired noodles…I just used spaghetti.

*Note: Peanut butter in Kenya isn’t so sweet, if you decide to try this in America you may need to omit adding sugar.