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How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

Our full recipe guide on how to make Pad Thai, the most popular dish in Thailand. Have you ever tasted or heard about it?

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How to Make Pad Thai

Pad Thai Recipe Ingredients

How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

There are many ways to cook Pad Thai, vegetarian, and chicken but today we will make our favorite: Seafood Pad Thai with shrimp.

  • 200g flat rice noodles (Pad Thai noodles) maybe Udon Noodles can be fine easier to find
  • 100g shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 100g firm tofu, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (not easy to find them)
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Optional: additional vegetables like red bell pepper, coriander

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Step By Step How to Make Pad Thai

How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

Step 1 – Prepare the Noodles

Soak the rice noodles in warm water for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft but not fully cooked. They should still have a bit of firmness.

    Step 2 – Make Pad Thai Sauce

    In a small bowl, mix the tamarind paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and chili powder. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and set aside.

    How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

      Step 3 – Cook

      Cook Shrimp and Tofu with oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and tofu, frying until the shrimp is pink and the tofu is golden. Remove and set aside.

      Scramble Eggs in the same pan and scramble lightly, then remove and set aside with the shrimp and tofu.

        Step 4 – Combine Everything

        1. Sauté Garlic
        2. Add drained noodles and stir quickly to prevent sticking.
        3. Add Sauce
        4. Add the cooked shrimp, tofu, and eggs back into the pan and mix everything.
        5. Add the bean sprouts, most of the crushed peanuts, and green onions and toss everything for another minute or two.

        Step 5: Serve

        Serve the Pad Thai hot, garnished with the remaining peanuts and lime wedges on the side.

        How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

          Tips for Making Pad Thai

          • Tamarind Paste for authentic Pad Thai and provides a unique sour flavor. It’s available in most Asian markets.
          • You can adjust the amount of chili powder based on your preference for spiciness.
          • You can use chicken or omit the meat entirely for a vegetarian version by adding more tofu and vegetables.
          How to Make Pad Thai – An Authentic Pad Thai (Recipe Guide)

          Enjoy crafting this classic Thai dish at home, and delight in the combination of textures and flavors that make Pad Thai so beloved!

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