This year it will be our tenth anniversary for the boyfriend and I. Ten years. It’s amazing how fast it has gone by. This is a big anniversary for us. We are hoping to make it to Thailand to celebrate. Oh how I would love to try pad Thai from a street vendor! Until then I will have to make it myself.
Pad Thai is a very popular Thai dish. If you have tried Thai food, you have probably tried pad Thai. There’s various way to make it. This is a simple method.
1 pack Pad Thai Noodle (Size: 16oz x 3mm)
Pad Thai Sauce:
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup palm sugar
1/4 cup tamarind concentrate
1 lb shrimp or chicken
1 cup bean sprouts
2-3 green onions or Chinese chives
2 -3 eggs
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 – 1 lime
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
crushed dried Thai chili peppers (optional)
Begin by soaking the noodles in a bowl of warm water to soften while you prepare the other ingredients. This should take at least 15-30 minutes.
The noodles should be flexible but not mushy.
Cut the green onions and set a few for a garnish. Rinse the bean sprouts. Mince the garlic. And crush the garlic and chili peppers.
Begin to prepare the pad Thai sauce. Over medium heat combine fish sauce, tamarind concentrate, and palm sugar. The sauce will be ready when your palm sugar is dissolved. Taste and adjust to your liking. Remove from heat. OR if you prefer, you can buy prepared pad Thai sauce.
Then drain your noodles. Don’t worry if their a little firm, it’ll soften up when it’s placed over heat.
In a wok or deep pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil and cook your shrimp/chicken. Remove from the wok when ready.
Add more oil to your wok/pan. Add the minced garlic and fry. Add the noodles and let it cook for about 1 minute.
Next add some the pad Thai sauce. Make sure you fully coat your noodles with the sauce and taste. Add more sauce if needed. Push the noodles to one side of the wok. Crack the egg into the wok and scramble for about 30 seconds. When it’s almost cook toss in the noodles.
Add the remaining ingredients into your wok and toss. The noodles should be soft and chewy. If it is too hard, add some water.
Your pad Thai done! Garnish with roasted crushed peanuts, a lime wedge, and crushed chilies. Feel free to add more lime, fish sauce or crushed dried chili to your taste.