Pad Thai

Pad Thai is the classic Thai dish. Everyone has their own version of it. It is popular as a vegetarian dish, but also well known to have chicken or shrimp.

Pad Thai

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 package of rice noodles , prepared according to instructions
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 egg
  • 1 pound chicken breast , cubed or 1 pound shrimp, peeled
  • 3/4 cup tofu , in small cubes
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chives , chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  • Prepare noodles according to instructions. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in large pan. Add garlic, tamarind pulp, fish sauce, sugar and onion. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the eggs and stir constantly, until eggs are cooked.
  • Add meat.
  • When the meat is fully cooked, about 8 minutes, add tofu, bean sprouts, chives, lime juice and peanuts.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Stir in noodles. Serve immediately.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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