Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Recipe: Phad Thai

Serves 1-2
100 gms rice noodle, pre-soaked in warm water until soft and drained
5 medium sized prawns, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup chive or green onion, cut into 3 cm pieces
1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
2 tsp fish sauce
1 egg
1/2 cup bean sprout or cabbage
1 tbsp garlic (minced)
1 tbsp shallot (minced)
1/3 cup tofu extra firm cut in 1 cm strips
1 tbsp tamarind paste or white vinegar
1 tbsp pickled white radish, finely chopped
1 tbsp ground roasted peanut or ground roasted cashew nut
1 pinch dried red chili powder
1/2 lime

1. Heat the oil over low heat, add garlic and shallot and fry until fragrant
2. Add prawns, tofu, bean-sprout, chives and stir until prawns are cooked
3. Crack the egg straight into the wok, stir rapidly until it becomes scrambled and cooked.
4. Add noodles and season with fish sauce, palm sugar, ground roasted peanut, ground dried red chili powder, tamarind paste and pickled white radish. Mix everything together, and keep stirring.
5. When the noodles are softened and translucent, switch off the heat.
6. Sprinkle ground peanut and ground dried chili powder. Season to taste.

7. Squeeze the lime over the noodles and serve with fresh bean-sprout, chives or spring onion


Ewan said...

It's interesting how varied pad Thai can be prepared. The version which I had learned requires the tamarind paste, palm sugar and naam pla to be boiled together separately to make "pad Thai sauce". It is then ladled into the wok while frying.
Will try your version too.

LYNN said...

That's what the vendors do to speed up the preparation time: preparing the sauce in advance and just toss everything in without wasting any time. This preparation is for a one time frying. I learnt this at the Silom Cooking School.

Intan said...

Hai Sis,
I'm so excited finding ur blog!! Thank Uuuu..! Anyway, how can I get rice noodle/kwey tiao (indonesian/malaysian) that u use for phad thai...i tried to look at carrefour, cannot find..? Please info!
Thanks & regards,

LYNN said...

Intan, are you in Bangkok or Malaysia? Kindly drop me an email for details if you're in Bangkok;)