Pad Thai

Food, Recipes

Pad Thai

(serves 2-3)

3 tbsp roasted peanuts (diced)
3-4 garlic cloves (diced)
1 shallot (diced)
200g flat rice noodles
3 tbsp tamarind paste
5 tsp fish sauce
3 tbsp palm sugar
2 eggs
3 stalks spring onions
½ carrot (grated)
200g raw king prawns
2 tbsp dried shrimp (optional)
1-2 limes
Chilli flakes

1. Boil water – put noodles into pan and cover with the hot water. Allow to soften until al dente. Pour into sieve and pour cold water to stop rice noodles from sticking.
2. Roast peanuts until pan until slightly brown – put aside.
3. Put 2-3 tbsp cooking oil into a wok – fry the garlic and shallot until soft and slightly brown.
4. Add the prawns, carrots, noodles, tamarind puree, fish sauce and palm sugar. Use chopsticks to help separate the noodles.
5. Put the noodle stirfry to one side and crack both eggs. Scramble the eggs initially on its own, then mix with noodles before fully cooked.
6. Add the spring onions and dried shrimp. Sprinkle half a lime over the noodles. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
7. Serve with chilli flakes, roasted peanuts and a wedge of lime on the side.

  • Oh my, does that ever look good! I have never made thai food, it looks totally delicious!

  • I love pad thai ! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Pad thai is so yummy, though I have to admit, I’ve only ever had it at restaurants, and I’ve never made it myself. Your recipe looks super easy though, and I would love to try it out sometime!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

  • It looks so fancy! Although I’ve gotta say, my go-to Thai dish is pad see-ew haha.

  • rae

    I have tried to make padthai from scratch before, but I never seem to be able to get the taste just right. To be honest, I am a pretty good cook but when it comes to Thai food, it seems to hard even when I follow a recipe! Thai curries are so hard too. The dish you made looks lovely and you are so lucky to have grown up in Asia so you know exactly what taste you are trying to re-create. I have had some really delicious pad thai (or so I think so!) in the US, especially when I used to work at a Thai restaurant (a friend of mine who was Thai said it tasted authentic but the color was weirdly off – too pale – haha), but I would love to actually have authentic Pad Thai in Thailand.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Oooh that’s so cool, you grew up in Asia, you must have got to experience such yummy food! This recipe looks so yummy, I will have to give it a try – but will probably end up failing miserably haha! 🙂

    Heather Xx

  • MMM YES. I saved this even before I read this – cause that’s how much I love eating. I can’t get over how great Asian food is sobs :’) and I’m sure you would know! Definitely going to get the ingredients for this soon, wish me luck!

    Cherie / sinonym

  • Confession time. I once spent a month in Thailand but I’ve still never tried this. I do like the thought of all the peanuts! <3

    T x

  • Adam is so good at oriental cooking, but has never made me a pad thai! This recipe may just be requested at the weekend! Alice xx

  • No pressure but I’ve been looking for a kick ass Pad Thai recipe for the longest time.
    Done right it’s about the most delicious dish ever!
    M x

  • Pad Thai!!!! this looks amazing wonderful delicious!

    x Tiff

  • I am totally craving this right now!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • pad thai is one of the only thai dishes i like, so good!