Pad Thai is one of the most famous Thai food from all around the world and I am sure everyone knows Pad Thai as this is one of the most favourite noodle for everyone. This recipe has been served in many restaurant and I have always love this noodle since my childhood. My mother really loves cooking Pad Thai for me and my family as it is easy and full of good nutrition for health.
Although the original Pad Thai will requires a lot of ingredients, some may be difficult to find but here is the easy Pad Thai that I adapt for you so you don’t have to find all the ingredients and it’s so tasty! This is the authentic Pad Thai but with less ingredients for your convenience so you can enjoy your Pad Thai anywhere in the world.
Pad Thai can be your vegan noodle , simply omit the shrimp and use soy sauce instead of fish sauce and you can add more bean sprouts and Tofu for more protein 🙂
1. Soak the rice noodle in a bowl with warm water until softened.
2. Heat oil in the pan on high heat
3. Add the shrimp , stir-fry for about 1 mins or until almost cooked then crack the egg in there and stir-fry.
4. Added the rice noodle , let it cook and softened
5. Add the Pad Thai sauce and stir-fry them all together.
6. Add some bean sprout and chopped Tofu and cook until tender.
7. Taste your Pad Thai and adjust the taste the way you like it. You can add more sugar if you want it to be sweeter , or add fish sauce if you want it saltier and if you want it spicy , add some ground chili pepper.
8. Add some crushed roasted peanuts on top and squeeze some lime juice all over. Serve with some fresh chives !
How to make Pad Thai sauce
You can always find Pad Thai sauce available at the store. If you would prefer to make the sauce from the scratch , here is how to do it.
- In a bowl , Combine these ingredients together 1/4 cup of chicken stock , 2 Tbs. of Tamarind paste , 4-5 Tbs. of brown sugar or palm sugar , 1 Tbs. soy sauce , 1 Tsp. chili sauce , 3 Tbs. of fish sauce and 1/8 Tsp. of ground white pepper , stir well until the sugar is dissolved.
- When you taste-testing the sauce, the best Pad Thai sauce should taste sweet first, then followed by spicy-salty and sour last. Feel free to add more sugar if it tastes too sour. The sauce should taste strong so you can use less on the noodle. You can adjust the taste depending on your preference because there is no exact measurement for each person.
- You can use your Pad Thai sauce now or store in a container with lid or ziplock bag in the fridge for up to 2- 3 weeks.