Pad Thai

    35 minutes

    Now you can enjoy this favourite Thai dish of stir-fried noodles in your own home. There are a lot of ingredients but it is worth the effort!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g dried rice noodles
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
    • 250g minced chicken or pork
    • 180g firm tofu, sliced into batons
    • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced diagonally
    • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander leaves
    • 1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
    • small red chilli, sliced (optional)
    • SAUCE
    • 1/4 cup fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons mild chilli sauce
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • To Serve
    • wedges of lemon

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Put the noodles in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 4–5 minutes, or until soft. Do not soak for longer or they may fall apart when stir-frying. Drain well.
    2. Heat a wok or large frying pan with 1 tablespoon of the oil over a moderate heat. Pour the egg into the pan, swirling to make a thin omelette, then cook on one side for 2 minutes, or until almost cooked. Roll the omelette up gently and place on a chopping board. When cool enough to handle, slice thinly across the width of the roll, then set aside.
    3. To make the sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then set aside until ready for use.
    4. Heat the remaining oil in the wok, add the garlic and ginger and toss for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the mince, breaking up any lumps, and cook for 4–5 minutes, or until the meat is cooked and slightly browned. Add the noodles, tofu and strips of egg and toss gently for 1 minute before adding the sauce and spring onions and heating through.
    5. Turn the noodles onto a platter and sprinkle with the coriander, bean sprouts, peanuts and, if you are using it, the chilli. Serve while hot with lemon wedges.

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    - easy - I left out the egg, fish sauce and meat b/c we are vegetarians - still great and my kids love it.  -  28 Dec 2012


    This recipe is just delicious. I added green veg as well. Highly recommended  -  19 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)