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Pad Thai

This Pad Thai recipe with the delicious combination of chicken, shrimps, tofu and egg is packed with flavor.



Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thailand
Keyword: chicken, pad thai, rice noodles, shrimps, stir-fry, street food, tofu
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mia

Ingredients

  • 200 grams dry rice stick noodles you can also use semi cooked rice noodles
  • 300 grams shrimps peeled and de-veined
  • ½ cup fresh tofu cut in strips
  • ½ cup chicken breast cut in strips
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup peanuts crushed
  • 1 cup beansprouts
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes optional
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • chives or scallions for garnish (optional)

Pad Thai sauce

  • 4 tbsp tamarind paste concentrate
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Pre-mix the Pad Thai sauce.

  • In a small bowl. Mix all ingredients and adjust taste according to your preference.

Making the Pad Thai

  • If you are using dry rice stick noodles, soak the noodle in hot water for about 5 to 10 minutes. Do not over-soak or it will break when you stir fry. It should be edible yet firm. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in a wok or skillet. Beat the eggs in a bowl and fry omelette style. Cut in strips. Set aside
  • Using same wok/skillet, cook the tofu until golden then set aside. Next fry the shrimps and set aside as well. Add 2 tbsp of cooking oil to the wok/skillet and stir fry until cooked through. Add the onions and stir for a minutes. Then add chopped garlic until fragrant and onions are translucent.
  • Drain the water from the rice noodles and transfer to the wok/skillet with the chicken and stir. Pour in the pre-mixed pad thai sauce and stir again until noodle strands are coated. Add bean sprouts and toss until combined.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust with seasoning if needed. Then add the strips of egg, shrimps, tofu, chives, peanuts and chili flakes. Mix together and let simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer in a serving dish and garnish with scallions or more peanuts if you fancy. Bon Appetit!