Pad Thai (Thai Noodles)

I have recently attended several fabulous Chinese cuisine classes at Orson Gygi in Salt Lake and this recipe will change your life. The instructor is Meiling Dawson who’s mantra is the fresher your ingredients the better your result.

Happy Cooking!

(Almost all these ingredients you can find at your local supermarket. For fresh rice noodles, Fish Sauce (the clearer the better) and the Red Chili Paste, I go to an asian market. And just an FYI, I always double it and have used no meat, shrimp, chicken, and tofu. My own personal comments are in italics. Everything else is Meiling.)

Pad Thai (Thai Noodles)

7 oz. dried rice stick noodles (you can also used fresh), 5 mm wide

4 T. Canola oil (when I double it, I don’t double this)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 LB. raw shrimp, 21/25

2 eggs, beaten

2 green onions, cut into 2″ lengths

1 C. bean sprouts


1/4 Cup Fish Sauce

1/4 Cup Sugar

1 T Paprika

2 T Soy Sauce

1 T Vinegar

1/4 Cup Water (1/2 if using dried noodles)

1/2 T Red Chili Paste, optional (I use Sambal Oelek brand)

1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts, chopped

Soak dry rice noodle in warm water for an hour or until soft. Heat the wok until hot, add the oil, garlic, and shrimp; Cook until shrimp are turning pink about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the drained noodles and beaten eggs to the shrimp mixture. Stir fry until the noodles are soft, then add sauce, bean sprouts, and green onion. (Sometimes I remove the shrimp while I cook the noodles so they are not over done, adding them after the noodles are ready before I add the sauce, bean sprouts, and green onion.) Combine thoroughly, heat through (I find the sauce cools things off dramatically so it needs to be heated back up. I also like to cook off some of the liquid so it isn’t too runny) and transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle top with chopped peanuts.

So Good!!!!


3 thoughts on “Pad Thai (Thai Noodles)

  1. tempe thai food says:

    There is one foolproof recipe for pad thai and it seems that all follow it. I have not seen many variations – and if you have had authentic pad thai, following these steps will make it taste exactly the same.


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