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Authentic Pad Thai in 10 Easy Steps: A Guide to Making the Perfect Dish at Home

Updated: Dec 9, 2022



Pad Thai is a popular dish in Thailand, known for its delicious blend of flavors and textures. The dish typically consists of rice noodles stir-fried with tamarind sauce, fish sauce, and a mix of vegetables and proteins such as shrimp, chicken, or tofu. The final dish is often garnished with crushed peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make authentic Pad Thai at home:

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dried rice noodles

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 8 oz. protein of choice (shrimp, chicken, or tofu)

  • 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4 cup tamarind sauce

  • 1/4 cup fish sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Begin by soaking the rice noodles in warm water for 30 minutes, or until they are softened.

  2. In a large wok or skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

  3. Add the beaten eggs and scramble until they are cooked through.

  4. Add the protein of choice and stir-fry until it is cooked through.

  5. Drain the rice noodles and add them to the wok or skillet. Stir-fry for a few minutes, or until they are heated through.

  6. Add the tamarind sauce, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the wok or skillet. Stir to combine and cook for another minute, or until the sauce is heated through and has coated the noodles and other ingredients.

  7. Add the bean sprouts and green onions and stir-fry for another minute, or until they are heated through.

  8. Transfer the Pad Thai to a serving dish and garnish with crushed peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!

By following these steps, you can easily make a delicious and authentic Pad Thai at home. The dish is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal, and the combination of flavors and textures is sure to impress your friends and family. Give it a try and let us know what you think!