Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pad Thai Rice Noodles

When someone says Pad Thai I can only think of a person from Bangkok wearing a pad somewhere on his/her body.

I am experiencing a chef block these days so I am continuously asking people for suggestions and one of these suggestions were Thai food. What Thai food is better than Pad Thai.

I saw this tutorial for Pad Thai once where and Indian woman was saying it like Paad Thai which sounds really inappropriate but it is quite amazing how every Asian country has there own base for their recipes like Chinese food usually has soy sauce and vinegar, Korean food has sometimes sugar mixed with soy sauce and Japanese food has honey and soy sauce.

Similarly Thai food has tamarind mixed with soy sauce and brow sugar which are also the main ingredients for Pad Thai. Also a request was for Rice Noodles so I decided to make Pad Thai Rice Noodles.

It is a bit of an effort but it is also better to put effort into food than putting effort into people which always ends up in a broken heart.


Half a pack of flat rice noodles

180 Grams of tofu or cottage cheese (optional)

250 Grams of shrimp (you can also use chicken)

4 Garlic cloves finely chopped

1 small onion sliced

120 Milligrams of fish sauce

80 Milligrams of soy sauce

5 Tablespoons of tamarind paste or sauce

4 Tablespoons of brown sugar

100 Grams of peanuts slightly crushed

Handful of beansprouts

3 eggs


Let's begin with soaking the rice noodles in warm water for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile the noodles soak let us get done with all the cutting and chopping

Now let's make the Pad Thai sauce by combining tamarind paste, soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix it properly.

Heat some oil up in the wok and start with frying tofu.

After the tofu is brown add shrimps along garlic and onions.

Cook until the shrimp changes it's color.

Drain the water out of the noodles and add them in the wok.

Quickly add the Pad Thai sauce over the noodles and cook until the sauce is completely absorbed by the noodles.

Now we put half of the crushed peanuts and chopped green onions over the noodles and mix it well.

Make some room in the wok to add 3 eggs and as they cook just mash them to mix them later with the cooked rice noodles.

Pad Thai Noodles is ready to serve.

Sprinkle some more crushed peanuts and chopped green onions. Put some beansprouts over it and place some lemon or lime wedges aside.

Squeeze the lemon/lime wedge and enjoy the amazing Pad Thai.

1 comment:

  1. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes


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