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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Home Cooking 101: Pad Thai

One of the things I wanted to try after my trip to Thailand is to cook Pad Thai at home. I took a short cooking course in Chiang Mai and realized that Pad Thai was very easy to cook. :)

Luckily, Thai rice noodles can be found in most groceries. I bought Real Thai brand in SM Supermarket for around Php 90, and it could last you at least 5 servings of Pad Thai. 


2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp fish sauce
3 tsp oyster sauce
1 cup water
2-3 pieces garlic, chopped
1 piece tofu, cubed
100 grams bean sprouts
1 stalk chive, cut into 1-inch
50 g chopped chicken
200 g rice noodles (soak in water before cooking)
1 egg
shrimps, deshelled (optional)


1. Saute garlic. Add chicken and tofu and saute for a minute. 
2. Add egg, sugar, fish sauce and oyster sauce. 

3. Set the egg mixture on one side. Turn the heat up then add the noodles and some water. 
4. Add bean sprouts and chives, cook for a few more seconds. 
5. Serve with ground peanuts, chili powder and lime. 

The trickiest part in this recipe would be adding water to the rice noodles. Otherwise, this dish is fairly easy to prepare. I used a traditional kawali on purpose to resemble the wok I used in Chiang Mai. I would suggest that you use Thai fish sauce instead of our local fish sauce. This recipe is good for 1-2 persons. You may use shrimps instead of chicken, but I opted to use both for this post. 

Enjoy! ;)


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I never knew it would be so easy. I love Thai food and I'll try this sometime instead of going out for Pad Thai.

    1. Very economical if you make one at home too. :)

  2. Stumbled upon your blog again.

    Thai eat this dish with vegetables and I would suggest you to do that. Personally, without vegetables, Pad Thai don't interesting at all (at least for me.:D ). The most common ones are fresh bean sprout, lettuce, and banana's flower (I'm not sure if you can find the last on selling in Philippines market. Sure you have banana but I don't know if you eat its flower as Thai do, but if you can find one, you should try) You can even eat it with fresh cucumber.

    Like most Thai dishes with vegetable as side dish (also any Thai dishes eat with rice. I mean non-snack dishes), you should cook it a bit bold, so when you eat it with vegetable (or rice), the flavor will balance in you mouth.

    1. Always lovely to see your comments on my blog, Sasapong! :)

      We do have banana flowers here. Thank you so much for the suggestions. I will definitely serve Pad Thai next time with more veggies. The healthier, the better. :)


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