Monday, June 3, 2013

Pad Thai

I've always loved pad Thai and often order it when I am at a Thai restaurant.  Tonight we tried making it at home and it turned out beautifully.

Pad Thai  
(Serves 2-3)  Adapted from this recipe.


2 tsp Korean chili powder (or regular)
1 T coconut/palm sugar (go to Bulk Barn!)
1 T white sugar
2 T fish sauce
2 T oyster sauce
2 T tamarind juice (or mix tamarind paste with water and strain to get juice)

Mix everything together and set aside while you chop other ingredients.


2 T sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 small onion, minced
15 shrimp (approx), shells removed
3 T salted Chinese radish, chopped (can buy it packaged, chopped or not)
1/2-1 package extra firm tofu, diced (optional)
1 package fresh rice noodles (we used the thick, flat ones)
2 T water
1 cup bean sprouts
approx. 8 green onions, chopped
2 eggs
peanuts, cilantro, lime for garnish (optional)

Heat the oil in a wok on medium.  Add the garlic & onion and cook for a few minutes.  Add the shrimp and Chinese radish.  Once shrimp is cooked add tofu, rice noodles and water.  Put the lid on to help the noodles break apart - you might need to use a wooden spoon to help them out.  Add the pad Thai sauce.  Add the bean sprouts and green onions.  Once softened, move the pad Thai to one side of the wok and crack two eggs in.  Scramble them into the pad Thai.  Garnish with peanuts, cilantro and lime as desired.

Do you like pad Thai?  Have you ever made it?
What is your favourite dish to order in a Thai restaurant?


Unknown said...

Jolene pad Thai is one of our favourites too but the time we made it we bought the sauce and needless to say it turned out quite unpalatable. I was wondering if you know where a girl can get dashi-Japanese stock? We are trying to make sushi at home and sushi rice recipes all call for it in either powder or liquid form.

Kacy said...

I LOVE pad thai! Every time I've tried to make it has been a let down though. I always miss an ingredient or overcook the noodles or something. I'll have to give this recipe a try, it looks wonderful!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Hey Stephanie!! Good to hear from you :-) Check Ngoy Hoa, the Asian grocery store @ 1580 Albert. It's a huge store and I'm sure they have what you are looking for!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

YUM! That sounds and look delicious. I LOVE pad thai but rarely order it these days and instead get a green curry.

Amber said...

I am a HUGE pad thai fan but I haven't tried to make it at home very often. I really should!

Afsal_ Alif said...

looks nutritious & apt for a power brk-fast.....!

Anonymous said...

I like pad thai but I've never tried to make it!