Authentic Pad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles

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Authentic Pad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 03, 2023

Learn how to make authentic Pad See Ew, a popular Thai dish consisting of stir-fried wide rice noodles with soy sauce, protein of choice, and vegetables. This recipe will guide you through the process of creating a flavorful and satisfying meal in just a few simple steps. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory flavors in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz wide rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz protein of choice (such as chicken, beef, or tofu), sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat.
  3. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Push the garlic to one side of the pan and crack in the eggs. Scramble the eggs until cooked.
  5. Add the protein of choice to the pan and stir-fry until cooked through.
  6. Add broccoli florets and sliced carrots. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until slightly tender.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, and water.
  8. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan and pour the sauce mixture into the empty space.
  9. Add the cooked rice noodles to the pan and toss everything together until well coated with the sauce.
  10. Continue stir-frying for another 2-3 minutes until the noodles are heated through.
  11. Remove from heat and serve hot. Optionally, garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions.

Interesting Facts

  • Pad See Ew is a common street food in Thailand and is also enjoyed in many other countries worldwide.
  • The name 'Pad See Ew' translates to 'stir-fried soy sauce noodles' in Thai.
  • Traditionally, this dish is made with Chinese broccoli, but broccoli florets and sliced carrots are common substitutes.
  • The key to achieving that authentic smoky flavor in Pad See Ew is to cook the dish on high heat and avoid overcrowding the pan.
  • Pad See Ew is often served with a side of Thai chili vinegar for an extra kick.