Pad Thai

Alternate Spellings: Pat Thai, Phat Thai, Phad Thai

Cuisine: Thai

Recipe Type: Main Dish

Average User Rating: 1.07 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegetarian

This recipe will make two meal-size portions (4 small portions). If you want to increase the size of the recipe, it is important to make it in two different batches, because if you overload the pan or wok, the noodles will take on a gummy texture instead of cooking properly.


10 oz. thin rice noodles
4 cloves garlic
2 TB shallots, diced
1 TB cilantro root, minced
2 TB oil
2 eggs, scrambled (optional)
1 cup fried tofu, diced

For sauce:
4 TB mushroom-flavored soy sauce
4 TB tamarind water
4 TB sugar
1 tsp. roasted chili powder
1/2 TB lime juice
2 tsp. tapioca flour

2 cups bean sprouts, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, plus more for garnish
Cilantro for garnish
Shredded purple cabbage, for garnish
Roasted chili powder, for garnish
Diced green onion, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish


Soak noodles in cold water for 40 minutes or until they are tender but still firm. Heat oil in wok and add garlic, shallots, and cilantro root. Cook for 30 seconds and add noodles. Cook for another 30 seconds and add egg and tofu. Cook for 1 minute more and add mixed sauce ingredients. Cook 2 more minutes, or until sauce is absorbed and noodles are cooked through. Add bean sprouts and peanuts and cook one more minute. Garnish with bean sprouts, peanuts, cilantro, cabbage, chili powder, green onion, and lime wedges.

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Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2-4

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I loved this recipe. To me it tasted authentic. I didn\'t have coriander root, so I substituted coriander seed, ground up and put into the oil in the pan first. It was great! I made my own tamarind water from the dried pulp. For those of us who can\'t get the water in North America, a recipe for that would be nice. Thank you! :)

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: VegetableJ
8:19 am

Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe - Average User Rating: 1.07 / 5 - 1 Ratings, 1 Reviews