Phad Thai is now very well known and is one of the dishes that foreigners love to eat when they come to Thailand. Everybody has a different version of this and this is mine. It can also be made using fresh prawns instead of dried shrimps.
- 300g fresh rice noodles (or dried noodles, soaked in water for about 10-15 minutes))
- 45ml oil
- 5g garlic (chopped)
- 5g dried shrimps
- 80g tofu (chopped into small pieces)
- 90ml chicken stock (or water)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 45g roasted peanuts (chopped)
- 20g chives (cut into 2cm (1 inch) pieces)
- 60g bean sprouts
- 2 limes (cut into wedges)
fresh vegetables (bean sprouts, cabbage and chives)
- 30g sugar
- 45ml fish sauce
- 15ml soy sauce
- 30ml tamarind juice
Put the oil into a wok and fry the garlic, dried shrimps and tofu until the garlic turns golden brown, Add the rice noodles followed by chicken stock and stir-fry until the noodles are soft (about 2 minutes). Turn the heat down and add the sauce ingredients and mix well to combine.
Add the eggs and stir-fry until the eggs are cooked and well combined with the noodles. Add the peanuts and chives. Stir-fry to combine and then add the bean sprouts and stir together. Turn off the heat and serve garnished with the lime wedges and fresh vegetables.