Pad See-Ew

Makes

1 serving
(multiply as needed)

Preparation time

Approx. 30 minutes
(prep + cooking)

Good For

Lunch
or dinner

We all know and love Pad Thai, right? It’s a delicious dish, indeed. What if we were to tell you that in Thailand, it’s more of an aside? While it is one of the country’s greatest exports, the noodle dish that is most common and eaten at any time of day is the exceptional Pad See-Ew. Made with wide rice noodles, garlic, tofu (or your protein of choice), kale, fresh tomatoes and egg; it is bursting with layered flavours and vitality. It is truly versatile, and substitutions can easily be made, all depending on the fresh vegetables you have on hand.

It is quick to make and will become a regular in your repertoire of Thai food cooking!

Ingredients

  • 100g white rice noodle
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu (or thinly sliced beef, port or chicken)
  • 1 cup Chinese Kale (sub broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus)
  • 1 garlic clove crushed and chopped
  • 1/2 tomato sliced or a handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (or coconut sugar/cane sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp black sweet soy sauce combined with a pinch of black pepper

The Steps to Take

Step 1

Place dry wide noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water.  Let sit for about 15 minutes but be sure to loosen up the noodles a few times to ensure they don’t stick together.

Step 2

Drain noodles and combine in large bowl with black sweet soy sauce and set aside.

Step 3

Mix together remaining sauces and set aside.  Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat.

Step 4

When oil is hot, add garlic, your protein of choice and continue to fry and stir for 2 min. Add vegetables and continue cooking for 1-2 min.

Step 5

Reduce heat to low. Add noodles and cook until they are soft and tender (approx. 3-5 min), flipping vegetables into noodles. 

Step 6

Add tomato and fry for 1 minute.

Step 7

In a separate small saucepan, heat remaining tbsp of oil on medium heat. Add your egg mixture and cook. Traditionally, this would be a thin omelette that is sliced in strips. If that is not your preference, you can easily substitute with scrambled eggs.

Step 8

Plate noodles, top with egg mixture and most importantly—ENJOY!

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