The Best Pad Thai

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Total Time
25mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
10 mins

A melange of tastes from salty-sour to sweet/nutty/and tamarind fruity... Noodles that waft the smell of street side vendors in Bangkok. A must for any Aisian food fanatic.

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Directions

  1. Optional garnishes: sprigs of fresh cilantro and lime wedges
  2. Soak rice noodles in cold water for at least 1 hour (noodles can be soaked longer and even over night). Drain and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine tamarind juice, fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and ketchup. Set aside. Heat oil in a wok, add garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant. Add shrimp, tofu and egg. Stir-fry for 1 minute, until egg is scrambled. Add rice noodles and tamarind juice mixture. Stir-fry all ingredients until well cooked and combined. Serve with bean sprouts on the side, peanuts sprinkled over the top, with fresh cilantro and lime wedge garnishes.
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5 5

This was VERY yummy!! I did do several substitutions: I didn't have any tamarind juice, so I subbed lime juice w/ some brown sugar; soy sauce instead of fish sauce; left the shrimp out and added vegetarian chicken (Fri-Chik), and used almonds instead of peanuts. Thanks so much for sharing! DH rated 8/10~~BIG compliment! :O)

2 5

I didn't really like it. The shrimp cooked too long and became tough, I think I would have added it at the end of cooking. Wasn't fond of the tofu, had a strange, sharp aftertaste. Didn't really like the overall flavour. I don't think I'll make it again. Thanks anyway, it was an adventure!

5 5

I love this ethnic main course! I only found tamarind paste. It had big seeds in it so I had to work with what I had. I only used a tablespoon of the paste and mixed it with 2 tablespoons of boiling water. I have to say that the tamarind makes the dish. I will not make Pad Thai without it! Thank you!