Beef and broccoli Thai noodle stir fry

    35 min

    This is a popular Thai noodle dish also known as pad see ew. Rice noodles are stir-fried with beef steak and broccoli in a dark soy sauce. It's the perfect meal for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g wide rice noodles
    • 100g bite size broccoli pieces
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • 225g beef rib-eye steak, sliced thin
    • 120ml water
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 egg

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the dry rice noodles in a bowl, cover with hot water and let soak until white and soft but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    2. Bring a small pot of water to the boil; cook the broccoli in the boiling water until cooked and still firm, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat; cook the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the sliced steak; cover the frying pan and cook until the meat is just turning from pink to grey, 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk the water and cornflour together in a bowl; pour into the frying pan along with the oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar. Add the rice noodles and broccoli and stir to mix evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer while you prepare the egg.
    4. Spray a small frying pan with oil spray and heat over medium-low heat. Cook the egg in the prepared frying pan until cooked through and the yolk is solid. Add the cooked egg to the other frying pan and stir to incorporate. Serve hot.

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    If you're reading this recipe and thinking "eh, I don't know. Sounds kinda weird..." Try it! I'd never had pad see ew before, and I was a little worried about the "ew" part. IT'S SO GOOD! Beef & broccoli meets pad thai! Fish sauce and oyster sauce aren't as nasty as they sound, and you can get them super cheap ($1/bottle) at an Asian grocer. I added rice vinegar and doubled the sauce (2 Tbsp rice vinegar, 6 Tbsp oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, 2 Tbsp sugar). Also added 2 eggs instead of 1. Used a whole good sized crown of broccoli. Used "round sandwich steak" which is already cut thin. No salt, just some black pepper. Try it, you'll like it!  -  17 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum.. doubled sauce.. don't think it was necessary.. did add 2 tb. of rice vinegar.. a little sesame oil upon plating.. used chicken .. added waterchesnuts.. very diverse recipe...  -  18 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pad See Ew is one of my teenage daughter's favorite dishes, so I have set out to learn how to make it. I used this recipe as a jumping off point, following it mainly for the ingredient proportions. Instead of beef I used chicken, and gai lan instead of broccoli. I also found some fresh rice noodles at an Asian market (see photo). I used the sauce ingredients as listed, but added 1 T rice vinegar. Technique-wise I stir fried the broccoli and set it aside. Then I stir fried the chicken, added the noodles, then the sauce. Once they were heated through I added the beaten egg. When the egg was cooked I folded in the broccoli. It turned out well, and my daughter approved (she ate 2 servings!).  -  06 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)