A Pad Thai is the kind of dish I’d order out but never consider at home; simply because it seems complicated. Reality being, it’s far from it. How can something so delicious be easy, surely, nothing good in life comes without hard work? Pad thai is an anomaly. Trust me.
What You’ll Need:
2 onions, sliced thinly
6 cloves garlic
¼ tsp chili flakes
225g (½ lb) shrimp and sliced chicken
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
250g (1/2 lb) flat rice noodles
1/2 cups of water 1 carrot, shredded
200g (7 oz) bean sprouts
How You Make It:
In a wok or large skillet, heat the oils over medium. When hot, add the onions, tofu, garlic, and chili flakes. Cook until the onions are soft.
Add the shrimp (or chicken or pork). Stir fry until fully cooked.
Add the egg and stir fry until the egg is cooked.
Add the sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce, noodles, and 1 ½ cups of water. Cover. Open and stir every minute or so. Try to press the noodles into the water in order for them to soften and cook.
Once the noodles are soft add in the carrot and bean sprouts. Stir to combine.
Serve with fresh cut limes for squeezing, chopped peanuts, extra chili flakes for those who want more spice, and sugar for those who like it sweeter.