Pad Thai is one of the famous Thai dishes that you must try. Many people think that it’s complicated but I promise you that it is as easy as spaghetti & meat sauce.
Pad Thai was my favourite after school meal. I had to buy it from street along with meatballs and milkshake before reached home.
Now a day I cook it myself for my family. Rice noodle stir fried and top with bean sprout and crushed peanut then squeeze some fresh lime in makes a wonderful comfort food that I know you are going to love.
The real Pad Thai supposes to be light and dry with fresh and balanced flavours unlike the western version that heavier and oily.
I am going to show you how easy it is to make an authentic Pad Thai which is very healthy and delicious.
Ingredients: (2-3 servings)
100 gm rice noodle stick- uncooked
4 cloves garlic- minced
1 large egg- beaten
100 gm tofu- sliced
10-15 prawns- peeled and deveined
2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 cup bean sprouts- (see our homemade sprouts in the previous post)
2 tbsp oil
Crushed roasted peanuts
Soak the dry noodle in warm water for 3 minutes, drain and keep aside.
Heat a large wok or pan over the medium high heat and add little oil. Add egg and fry until cook. Cool down and slice into long strips.
Add about 1 tbsp of oil, add tofu and fry until light brown. Remove from pan and keep aside.
Add a little more oil to the same pan, then add garlic and stir until turn yellow.
Add prawns and cooked for few minutes.
Add tamarind paste, sugar, dark soy sauce and light soy sauce.
Add rice noodle and toss until all ingredients coated and stir fry for few minutes.
Add bean sprout and fish sauce and cook further for 1 minute or until the noodle is tender and cook.
Transfer Pad Thai into the serving plate; add more bean sprout, sliced fry egg, crushed peanuts and few onion chives. Squeeze lime juice over it before eating. For extra heat you can add some chili flakes.
Have you ever tried an authentic Pad Thai or any Thai noodle dishes? How was it?