Pad Woon Sen

Alternate Spellings: Phad Wun Sen, Phat Woon Sen, Pat Woon Sen

Cuisine: Thai

Recipe Type: Main Dish

Average User Rating: 1.36 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegan

This dish is slightly similar to pad thai, but instead uses cellophane noodles, made of mung bean starch, which are slightly translucent and very soft.


8 oz. cellophane (bean thread) noodles, soaked in hot water until soft (about 5-6 minutes)
2 TB oil
1/4 cup garlic, chopped
1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1 cup fried tofu, diced
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. finely ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. finely ground white pepper
2 TB soy sauce or vegetarian fish sauce
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
2 eggs (optional)
cilantro, for garnish


Scramble eggs and set aside. Fry garlic in oil until golden brown. Add onions and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add prepared noodles, egg, celery, and scallions, and cook until heated through. Add soy sauce and both peppers. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

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I love this recipe and have made it several times. It's quick and easy, tastes great, and even my non-vegetarian husband likes it! I usually add a hint of lime juice just before I take it out of the pan. Thank you for this! :-)

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Jo-Ann
From: , Canada
5:17 pm

I love chinese food

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Rojan Jung Thapa
11:34 am

Vegetarian Pad Woon Sen Recipe - Average User Rating: 1.36 / 5 - 2 Ratings, 2 Reviews