Pad Thai: Thai Style Stir-fried Rice Noodles
Popular Thai style stir-fried rice noodles called "pad thai"
Last Modified On: Friday, 25/November/2011 04:51:43am
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1 package (454 g.) narrow rice noodles
1/2 cup dried shrimp
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
4 large eggs
1 cup cut pressed tofu
3 cloves fresh garlic
1/4 cup preserved radish
300 g. mung bean sprouts
200 g. Chinese chives
1/4 cup oil for stir-frying
1/3 cup oil for frying
1 cup Pad Thai sauce
Ingredients for Pad Thai sauce
6 Tbsp tamarind juice
4 Tbsp tomato ketchup
2 Tbsp thin soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp palm sugar
1 tsp ground dried chillies
Preparation for Pad Thai sauce
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir until sugar dissolve, and taste for your personal flavour.
1. Peel garlic and shallot, cut Chinese chive roots, wash them all including mung bean sprouts, and drain. Mince garlic and shallot, then cut Chinese chives into short lengths about 1".
2. Chop preserved radish, well pound roasted peanuts in a mortar, and cut pressed tofu into small slivers.
3. Clean prawns, peel shell, and devein. Heat oil (for frying) about 3 Tbsp in a wok on medium heat. When oil is hot, add cleaned prawns, stir until the prawns are getting cook (don't over cook), then set aside.
4. Heat remaining oil for frying in a wok on medium heat. When oil is hot, add cut pressed tofu, fry until lightly brown, and set aside. Then add dried shrimp in the rest of the oil, fry until crispy, and set aside.
5. Now all ingredients are ready to stir-fry (I usually divide all ingredients in halves and cook twice). Heat oil (for stir-frying) in a wok on medium heat. When oil is hot, add minced garlic and shallot, fry until fragrant. Then, add fried pressed tofu, chopped preserved radish, and fried dried shrimp, stir for a while.
6. Add noodles and Pad Thai sauce, stir until the sauce cover all noodles. Make room for eggs in the middle, scramble with spatula, and spread eggs in a thin layer.
7. When set, return the noodles and mix together. Add cooked prawns, mung bean sprouts, and cut Chinese chives, mix all ingredients thoroughly, and taste.
8. Spoon onto a serving plate, sprinkle with ground roasted peanuts, and serve hot.
Tip: Pad Thai usually serves with fresh vegetable such as mung bean sprouts, Chinese Chives, and banana flower.