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Holy Basil's Kai Jiew (Thai-Style Omelet) With Prik Nam Pla

Holy Basil's classic kai jiew, or Thai omelet, on red tablecloth. A glass bowl of Nam Prik Noom condiment sauce to the side
Holy Basil's recipe for a classic kai jiew, or Thai omelet, calls for plenty of hot oil to fluff and crisp the egg. (Stephanie Breijo / Los Angeles Times)

Here's how to make one of Thailand's most iconic, simple dishes at home — complete with a tart, funky condiment.