I’m not sure if it’s the spices, the texture, or simply because I love anything with noodles in it. But Pad Thai has always been my favorite dish. It’s so versatile too- you can add whatever veggies you want to make it your own! You could even throw some tofu in there for a vegan option. And don’t forget about all the different sauces and condiments! It may seem like an easy dish to make at home but let me tell ya- nothing beats a good restaurant version of this classic Thai dish. So here are some recipes that’ll have you cooking up a storm in no time!!
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Notes: Add veggies of your choice, protein of your choice, and/or tofu to create a more hearty dish. Note that Oyster sauce is not vegan.
My First Experience Eating Pad Thai
Pad Thai was my first introduction to Thai food and I still think it’s the most classic of dishes. My parents took me to a little restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas when I was maybe 11 or 12 years old. This place had the most amazing Pad Thai and they even did this thing where they gave you these little fish crackers on the side and a cup of warm tea. When I first tried the fish crackers, it might have been the weirdest thing I had ever tasted up to that point in my life. But as for the Pad Thai- it changed me forever! After that, whenever we visited Thailand or any other city with a big expat Thai population- you better believe I was on the hunt for good Pad Thai!
Time For Some Homemade Pad Thai!
After years and years of my parents and I pushing each other to find the best restaurant version of Pad Thai, we finally tried making it at home. And guess what? It’s actually pretty easy if you have all your ingredients ready. That’s the hard part, especially since there are so many different regions that make their own version of Pad Thai. So if you want the best results, it’s important to get your ingredients fresh and authentic. For all you adventurous foodies out there, let me show you how I made my first ever batch of Pad Thai!
You Need To Like Spicy Foods!
Pad Thai is usually pretty spicy so don’t freak out if your first bite makes your sweat a little bit. The spice usually comes in later because most Thai dishes are cooked with ingredients like fresh chilies, garlic, and ginger. Although there are quite a bit of sauces to add in at the end, you’ll still be impressed with all the flavor it packs! It’s definitely not your average take-out dish.
Making Your Own Sauce
The sauce is where many people mess up! It’s supposed to be a little sweet and sour but not tart or watery. I personally like my noodles saucy! But if you don’t want a messy kitchen, just remember that you can always add more sauce later on!
A Quick & Easy Recipe For Pad Thai With Noodles click here
Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes. What are your thoughts on this dish? Do you have a recipe that you love to make at home or do you prefer ordering it in restaurants? If so, what is the best way for me to recreate this dish at home? I’m always looking for new recipes and am excited to hear about yours!
Also read A Very Special Love For Thai Dishes