Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai is the national dish of Thailand and it literally means Thai style Stir Fry. Learn how to make/prepare Pad Thai by following this easy recipe.
Pad Thai Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 8 Ounces rice stick noodles
  • 1/3 Cup lime juice
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 3 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 2 tsp Roasted peanut oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Shallot, finely minced
  • 1/2 Pound peeled shrimp, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 Cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 Cups bean sprouts
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced scallions, about two small bunches
  • 1 Cup cilantro leaves
How to make Pad Thai:
  • Cover noodles with boiling water.
  • Soak 20 minutes or until soft but not fully cooked.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, water, fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, cayenne, and oil.
  • Set aside.
  • Add oil, garlic, shallots and shrimp to 12-inch, non-stick skillet.
  • Turn heat to medium high and cook until shrimp is mostly pink about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add eggs, stir and scramble until just moist.
  • Add noodles, fish sauce mixture, peanuts, sprouts and scallions.
  • Using a pair of tongs toss noodles until they are evenly coated.
  • Add the cilantro. Cook tossing constantly until noodles are tender and sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Pad thai is ready.