Phad Thai (Thai style fried noodles)

A wonderful and traditional dish from Thailand that can be modified in many different ways- don't be afraid to experiment.

Phad Thai (Thai style fried noodles)

A wonderful and traditional dish from Thailand that can be modified in many different ways- don't be afraid to experiment.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 1 person
Calories 417 kcal

Equipment

  • wok

Ingredients
  

  • 70-100 grams thin rice noodles
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil peanut or canola is good
  • 1 tsp red shallot chopped
  • 10 grams firm tofu diced
  • 20 grams pork or chicken cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp dried prawns (shrimp)
  • 3 tsp salted chinese radish
  • 1 egg
  • 50 grams garlic chives cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts optional
  • 1 wedge lime
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar ordinary sugar is fine if you don't have palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste

Instructions
 

  • Soak rice noodles in water until soft and drain.
  • Heat oil in wok over medium heat and fry the shallots with a pinch of roasted chilli powder until fragrant and slightly browned.
  • Add meat and stir until cooked through.
  • Then add bean curd, dried shrimp, Chinese radish and stir fry briefly before pushing it to the side of the wok to make room for noodles.
  • Add rice noodles and toss/stir well then add sugar, fish sauce and tamarind with a little water – stir well.
  • Break in the egg and stir through until done then add the chives and bean sprouts and stir everything together only for about 30 – 60 seconds (add a little more oil if necessary to moisten it up).
  • Transfer to serving dish with roasted peanuts, chilli powder, and lime wedge on the side (you can also simply sprinkle the peanuts over if you wish).

Notes

Phad Thai should taste sweet, sour, and salty. I like to sprinkle mine with peanuts, squeeze over the lime wedge liberally, and even add some chopped fresh chillies.
Prawns can also be added to this dish.
If the noodles are too dry at the time of cooking, add a little oil.
Overall, this is a wonderful and traditional dish from Thailand but it can be modified in many different ways according to your taste, so don’t be afraid to experiment. 
I made this Phad Thai recipe/dish when on holiday in Thailand at a cooking class in Chiang Mai. Here is a link to the cooking school I attended. 
http://Air’s Cooking School – Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1507mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
Keyword noodles, phad thai, thai
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