Pad Thai – a quintessentially Thai dish that has people all over the world hooked to its explosive flavours! We believe anybody can make a good pad thai – you just need the right ingredients, the right steps, and our secret sauce recipe. Get ready to whip up an authentic Pad Thai that’ll take your taste buds on a journey to Thailand!
Pad Thai Sauce Recipe
To make the Pad Thai sauce, we use a mix of fish sauce, tamarind paste, brown sugar, and rice vinegar. Mix 1/4 cup of fish sauce, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of tamarind paste, and 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar in a small bowl. Stir the mixture well to combine, and set it aside.
- 1 pound of thick rice noodles
- 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 1 cup of firm tofu, pat-dried and cubed
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of dried shrimp powder
- 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts, chopped
- 2 cups of bean sprouts
- 4 sprigs of green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons of pad thai sauce (see above)
- 1/4 teaspoon of chilli flakes (optional)
Step 1: Soak the Noodles
Add the thick rice noodles to a large bowl of cold water. Let them soak for at least 1 hour until they become soft and pliable, but not mushy.
Step 2: Cook the Chicken and Tofu
Heat up a wok or large skillet over high heat, and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and stir fry for 15 seconds. Next, add the sliced chicken breasts and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set it aside. In the same wok, add the cubed tofu and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until it begins to turn golden brown. Remove the tofu from the wok and set it aside with the chicken.
Step 3: Scramble the Eggs
In the same wok, drop the lightly beaten eggs into the heated pan, and scramble them until they are cooked through. Once done, set the scrambled eggs aside with the chicken and tofu.
Step 4: Fry the Noodles
Add another tablespoon of oil to the same wok, and add the drained rice noodles. Stir fry the noodles for 1-2 minutes until they start to get a bit caramelised, and then pour in the pad thai sauce. Using a spatula or a pair of tongs, gently toss the noodles to ensure they are completely coated with the sauce.
Step 5: Add the Toppings
Add the cooked chicken and tofu, the scrambled eggs, dried shrimp powder, roasted peanuts, and sliced green onions to the wok, and toss everything together. Finally, add the bean sprouts and chopped cilantro, and toss them into the mix.
Step 6: Serve and Garnish
Your Pad Thai is now ready to be served! You can either place it in a large serving dish or divide it into individual portions, and garnish each plate with some extra chopped peanuts and cilantro leaves.
Voila! You have now been equipped with the tools and knowledge to make authentic Pad Thai at home. With its blend of sweet, sour, and savoury flavours, this dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser every time. Give it a shot, and let us know how it turns out!