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Pad Thai Recipe

This Pad Thai recipe is authentic, quick, and pampering. Perfect for a weeknight meal or a casual dinner party, this recipe is a hit. And it's sure to please everyone at the table. Also, if you are a fan of ketchup, then go ahead and use it as a substitution for tamarind sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4
Calories 457 kcal


  • Frying pan


  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 0.5 lb chicken or shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 0.25 cup tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 0.5 tsp ground dried chili pepper
  • 0.5 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Soak the noodles in warm water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Season the chicken or shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat.
  • Add the chicken or shrimp and cook until browned and cooked, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken or shrimp from the pan and set it aside.
  • Stir the noodles into the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the eggs to the pan and cook, stirring, until scrambled, about 1 minute.
  • Add the tamarind paste, fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, and chili pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken, shrimp, and bean sprouts to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the green onions.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges.


Serving Suggestions

Serve this Pad Thai with a side of steamed rice and a green salad. You can also garnish it with peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Storing Suggestions

Store any leftover pad Thai in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 11gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1223mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Pad Thai
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