Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai Recipe


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About this recipe: I love thai food, so it comes from a very good thai restaurant I know in Edinburgh, for more information:

annelise Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 4 Cups Of Rice Noodles (Soaked In Water For 3 Minutes)
  • 6-8 Raw Prawns Shelled And De-Veined
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of bean sprouts
  • 1 Spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped shallots
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of chilli flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons of ground roasted peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 4 Tablespoons Of Tamarind Juice
  • ½ Cup Of Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Fresh Cooking Oil

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Fry the garlic and shallots in 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium heat until fragrant: add the water, tamarind juice, sugar and fish sauce, and bring to the boil slowly stirring until the sauce thickens slightly, and then set aside in a separate bowl.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the wok and fry the prawns over a medium heat until pink, add the egg and stir well: next add the noodles and stir until tender: next add the sauce,1 tablespoon of ground peanuts, chopped spring onions and bean sprouts and stir for a further minute.
  3. Serve garnished with 1 tablespoon of ground peanuts, 1 tablespoon of chilli flakes and a wedge of lemon.

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Reviews (3)


This was so good I made it twice! I had to do a bit of guess work with the quantities as 'cup' doesn't mean anything to me. I used 400g of noodles so doubled a lot of things. The first time it turned out a little dry, second time was better. I used tamarind concentrate with a little added water instead of tamarind juice. Will make again. - 11 Jul 2015


I used to have a Thai restaurant (in Thailand) so I'm usually a bit skeptical about "Western" Thai recipes. This recipe is great. A couple of ideas for more authenticity: add a splosh of water to the beaten egg and fry first, the water will make it a little puffed up omelette. slice and add later with the beansprouts etc.. A finely sliced fresh green chilli added at the end gives it an extra zing. - 05 Feb 2014


This is awesome! Everyone has to try this! Not very hard to do and its cheap aswell. 4/5 stars from me - 08 Nov 2009

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