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  • May

Pad Thai ( The Well Known Thai Noodle Dish)


Pad Thai—or, more correctly, called kway teow pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles Thai-style), is a Thai dish of stir-fried thin rice noodles, tamarind, fish sauce and other seasonings, usually tofu, shrimp, bean sprouts, and peanuts.


The popularity of Pad Thai lies in the balance of flavours and textures — the three primary Thai flavours of salty, sour, and sweet, and a fourth, spicy, added to taste in the form of chilies. The bean sprouts and peanuts add a desirable, though subtle, crunch, a foil for the soft rice noodles and meaty prawns. There are a lot of recipes around on internet, but to do it properly Thai, you need a few important ingredients:

Tamarind Concentrate:  Tamarind concentrate is one of the starring ingredients in authentic Pad Thai.  It has a sweet and tangy flavour, and give that lovely fruity sourness to the noodle dish, be sure to look for tamarind concentrate (not paste) that is made with 100% tamarind and no added sugars or corn syrup.  .


Palm sugar : Palm sugar is made from the sap of the sugar palm tree (also called a date palm tree). the sap is boiled in enormous vats to create either a sugar paste or rock sugar.


Fish sauce:  Fish sauce is a critical ingredient in making these authentic Pad Thai , and, not all fish sauces are created equal. It has a strong rich odour, but it add the magic touch to any Thai and South East Asian Dishes.




SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup Palm sugar

1/4 cup Fish sauce

1/4 cup tamarind concentrate

2 tablespoons soy sauce



Ingredients:

200g Dried Thai Flat Rice Noodles 3mm ( soak in warm water for 40mins)

Oil 3 tbsp

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 Cup Raw peeled King Prawns

1/2 Cup Tofu, cubed

45 g roasted peanuts, chopped

2 eggs

90ml water or chicken stock

20g chives or spring onion

1 limes, cut in wedges

Fresh vegetables ( bean sprouts, cabbage and chives or spring onion)


Firstly, mix the sauce, you don’t need all of them but make a bigger batch so you can add more if you like stronger taste, keep them in the fridge to use It within a month.