Cookbook:Pad Thai

Pad Thai
Category Thai recipes
Servings 2-3
Time 20 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

This is a family recipe, so it may not be accurate. It is still delicious, though.



  • wedge of lime (garnish)
  • cilantro (coriander) leaves (garnish)


  1. Soak the noodles in warm water for about 20 minutes and strain. (Time saver: pour boiling water over the noodles and let them sit for 7 minutes.)
  2. Mix the fish sauce with the vinegar, sugar and tamarind juice (optional: lime juice) together in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in the wok on high, brown the chopped garlic and chili peppers for a minute.
  4. Cook the meats/tofu in oil, until they are browned (6-8 minutes).
  5. Add assorted veggies and cook until tender
  6. Add noodles. Crack the eggs over the noodles, allow them to cook, and then mix them up.
  7. Add the fish sauce mix into the wok, mix it all up and turn the heat down to medium.
  8. Add the chopped green onions and bean sprouts, then stir fry for 2 more minutes.
  9. Serve on a large plate or bowl. Garnish with chopped peanuts and optionally, chopped cilantro or coriander and a wedge of lime.


  • A squirt of ketchup can be used instead of tamarind for a quick-and-easy variation.
  • Chop cilantro/coriander and mix it with the noodles and other ingredients at the last minute. (Take care not to overcook it, or it will become slimy.)