Thursday, February 16, 2012

Easy Pad Thai

I just realised couple of days ago that i have never done a noodle recipe here on my blog except for pasta. Infact i take noodles more than rice on a weekly basis .When i lunch out, i usually take noodles like prawn mee, curry noodles, they are really tasty and i dont think i can cook as close as compared to those in hawker stalls. But this pad thai is different, simpler to cook. Each time when i take pad thai, i tell myself that i wanted to try cooking this. Well, maybe this is not as authentic as the thai traditional one but cooking this at home with lesser ingredients, i think i can at least score a pass :-)

100gm thai rice stick noodles
8 medium sized prawns, tails intact
2-3 stalks chinese chives, cut into lengths
small bunch of bean sprouts, about 1 cup
1 egg, beaten
3 cloves of garlic
some coarsely chopped peanuts
some chilli flakes

1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
11/2 tsp of tamarind paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp of soy sauce

Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.

1.Cook the noodles as per packet intstructiontion. I cook mine under boiling water for about 6 minutes, remove them and rinse under drinking water water to prevent them from sticking.
2.Pour some oil into the wok and fry the prawns till they are fully cooked. You can push them aside or transfer them to a small plate. Add the garlics and saute. On high heat, put the noodles in , pour in the  seasonings and toss them around until combined.
3.Cook them for about a minute, add in chives and bean sprouts, give them a good stir. Make a hole in the center of the wok and add the egg. When the egg is almost done on one side, cover them with noodles and toss again until heated through. Remove to a plate , top with chopped peanuts and sprinkle some chilli flakes.
Serve immediately.

The tamarind paste that i use comes in a jar , seedless one. 
You can serve this with additional lime wedges and fish sauce if you want a more tangy taste.


  1. I love pad thai but not sure where to buy. Looks very delicious to me.

  2. Do u believe me that I only had my first Pad Thai just 3 months back in Black Canyon Cafe? LOL.
    Yours look much healthier with less oil.
    I'll give you more than a PASS :)

  3. Hey babe, sorry for late reply.... I am finally back from Saigon .... Can u email me your address ? I'll send u one of the frosting tips. I bought new one for u last nite. ... This seems to be a nice dish to try out. Guess its time for me to get my ass back at updating my blog ... ;)

  4. Ohh yeah........... I have forgotten about this... I'll try to make it for this round Bake along.... Guess I came back just nice for it .. ;)

  5. I love pad thai!! Now I feel like getting some at noodle world.

  6. Pad thai is one of my fave take out food in Sydney.. but those sold here are either very sweet, oily or no taste lol.. i've tried a few times but the noodles always come out slightly stick after cooking it..

  7. I love pad thai! I ate at least a plate a day when I was in Thailand. Maybe I'll try cooking it this weekend (; Yours look really tasty!

  8. It looks like those Vietnamese noodles salad, very appetizing!

  9. Never had pad thai before, but, but... I don't mind trying it out. I love bean sprouts :D

  10. Wow, looks delicious, Lena! I was thinking along the same line with noodles over at my blog too! Haha,, told you great minds think alike!! Hehehe!
    I do cook noodles at home but never post about them. Got to give Pad Thai a try one of this days!

  11. My all time fav Thai noodle dish! THanks for a great recipe

  12. This is my favourite, i still have a pack of dried noodles which i bought from recent BKK trip, must cook this soon.

  13. mmm...mouth watering tis! tis! tis!

    ini fav aunty...lebih sedap dari kway teow....

  14. Easy pad thai is much more fun than pad thai from scratch! (Devil and I took a Thai cooking class while holidaying in Krabi 2 years ago and lots of work to tumbuk the spices la.)

  15. It carries a nice homemade touch : )!

  16. This is one of my fave noodles ! It looks really appetizing ;) Made one last time but sadly mine's beyond description hahaha

  17. Dear, you PASS with flying colors! Thumbs up. This is my fav thai food!

  18. Aiyah, just now I said I wish I have the cupcake with my tea. Now I see this delicious plate of Pad Thai, can i have both??

  19. one of my faves. never knew it was this easy to replicate. now that i bought a good fish sauce, i can actually put it to good use. hehehe.

  20. Hi Lena, I sure love this Thai style noodles. Infact I too love noodles, have it couple of times a a week. Only this evening wife and I had Vietnamese Pho beef, tripe noodles.
    And I sure go nuts over har mee, curry see hum mee. With lots of nga choy.

    My last trip balek kampong, was in Penang, had 2 bowls, one har mee, one curry mee. Made that stall owner lady raised her eyebrows.

    I sure admire a lady like you, with your culinary expertise second to none, not to mention your impressive photography. Like 3D!
    Wish I'm your neighbour.....maybe buy you a Nina Ricci peach sling-bag for X'mas or your birthday, get invitation have lunch your place, ha ha.
    Have fun, Lena....your this dish sure so very tempting delicious!

  21. I ve never eaten this! Looks nice!

  22. Hey my friend! I;m back. Did you know i was gone? LOL! Just been crazy busy with the baby and all but I am back and I am loving this pad thai! Wow, it looks amazing and so flavorful. I could eat it right now at 6 AM! LOVING IT!

  23. Oh wow, this pad Thai recipe does look easier! I love pad Thai too, always order it when I dine at any Thai restaurant. Will tru this out...yum yum!

  24. It sounds delicious!Have a great weekend,dear!

  25. hi lena, wow! looks soooooo delicious, must try this. i trust your great looking food. bookmarked with thanks, have a nice weekend.

  26. Looks yummy, Lena. I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks.

  27. I've never tried this before, yours look delicious ^_^

  28. Just pass? That will be a winner in my books! Bring me the chopsticks! ;)

  29. Love pad thais! Yours look yummy!I wouldnt dare try this, my fear would be the noodles sticking together!

  30. chris: i got mine from supermarket, you should be able to get it from supermarkets there

    wendy: i also had my first pad thai at black canyon!

    abby: thanks so much, keep in touch!

    esther: hi, so nice seeing you back to blogging after months break!

    sheohyan: have you had pad thai before? any nice thai rests in taiping?

    sweesan: after rinsing it with water, it helps to reduce the stickiness..maybe not enough oil..:D

    jasline: i wld love to see your version!

    alice: ya hor, a little pale also!

    joyce: haha! yeah, we think alike! quick go and cook noodles tmrw!

    suddencook: me too, and also tom yum soup!

    sonia: i'm sure you can cook this very well!!

    queenie: tambah lebih cili lagi sedap!

    kenny: ah, this one no tumbuk..that's why easy. I've never been to krabi but friends have been talking abt going to huahin. have you been to this place?

    maureen: thanks, home cooked is always simpler.

    anne: cook it again!

    hanushi: really?? haha! thank you!!

    quay po: can.can..anytime!

    missymissy: fish sauce is nice, can also for frying rice.

    lee: yeah, i can imagine you missing true malaysian food over there! next time you come to ipoh, i bring you to nga choi kai and curry mee. Err, dont forget my sling bag..haha!

  31. padthai is one of my favorite Thai dish which i never cook
    thks for sharing, yours looks delicious and easy to make too :)

  32. elpinki: you shld be able to get this at any thai restaurants :)

    jessica: yeah i know, havent seen your posting for a few days.your little one must be very active..

    bee: yes, easier..homemade version ma..

    lenia: thanks! you have a good week too!

    wan: hi, i'm sure you can caook this very well, try it!

    what's baking: thank you, friend!

    esther: maybe you shld try this at any of the thai restaurants and see fi you like them, they are like fried kuoy teow but a little tangy.

    daphne: haha, thanks!i know you had cooked this before and i'm sure yours tasted very good!

    adeline: maybe that's why we need to rinse under water before cooking it again, i dont find them that sticky..:)

    alice: maybe one day you shld try too!

  33. Lena, this looks lovely. I would like to eat this anytime. I would love to make this!

  34. I also prefer noodles than rice any time, hahhah..
    Your Pad Thai looks so inviting, absolutely pass with flying colors!
    KIV this while I go search for the Thai Rice Stick Noodles, Jusco should have right?

  35. lyndsey: you got to give it a try!

    hkchoo: thank you!yes, i got mine form jusco.

  36. Love the simplicity of your recipe! And looks like you've got the essential ingredients there :)

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