Flavors of Thailand

Pad Thai / Stir Fried Noodles

Serves 1

This is the basic Pad Thai recipe that you will find in most food carts around Thailand. There are many variations of course, to suit each region and tastes. It is especially delicious with shrimp and is also a very popular vegetarian dish. Sure Pad Thai is known as the ultimate "street food", but don't let that discourage you from trying something that is out of this world!


100 gm. of dried rice noodles
1 clove garlic crushed
1/4 cup of firm tofu, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
30 gm. fresh bean sprouts
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup water
2 stalks of chives, chopped
1 tablespoon white sugar


1 tablespoon tamarind juice (optional)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce


1. Place the dried rice noodles in hot water for 1-2 minutes to soften.
2. Place the oil in a wok or heavy pan over medium heat until hot.
3. Add the tofu and garlic, stir until the tofu turns brown.
4. Add the noodles followed by the water.
5. Keep stirring until the noodles are soft, about 1 minute.
6.Turn the heat to low, add the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and tamarind juice.
7. Turn up the heat to medium and cook for 1 minute.
8. Remove the noodles from the wok and set aside.
9. Add the bean sprouts and chives to the noodles that are set aside.
10. Add a bit of oil to the wok increase the heat to high then add the beaten egg and cook into a thin omelet.
11. Add the noodles and mix well.
12. Add crushed unsalted roasted peanuts, crushed chili powder, little sugar, vinegar to taste and fish sauce to taste.

Enjoy the Pad Thai !



  1. This recipe looks great! When you add the water, after the noodles go in the wok, do you use the water from soaking the noodles?

  2. Hi Dawna,

    It is best to use fresh water when you add during cooking. You will love this dish ! Enjoy.

  3. I would like to thank you guys to share this ultimate dish recipe. I love Pad Thai so much that I think I can have it continuously for many days. Learning this can be possible only in some good Thai Cooking Classes


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