Drunken Noodles with Tofu

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    Drunken noodles, one of my favorite Thai takeout dishes that you can easily make at home without having to call for takeout!

    Drunken Noodles with Tofu

    It’s funny that I’m sitting here at my kitchen counter with a container of leftover drunken noodles with tofu next to me from a couple nights ago when we got takeout.

    I totally could’ve made this recipe for drunken noodles at home but there’s also something about getting takeout that makes it taste slightly better!

    Also, for the longest time, I would only order pad see ew at Thai restaurants.

    It is still one of my favorite Thai dishes but then I started liking/being able to tolerate spicy foods and gave drunken noodles a try.

    Now I constantly cheat on pad see ew and order drunken noodles with tofu all the time. Oops.

    Drunken noodles, one of my favorite Thai takeout dishes that you can easily make at home without having to call for takeout!

    I will say that they’re definitely two different dishes with different flavors but it’s surprising to me the base of the sauce is pretty similar.

    It’s interesting what minimal tweaks you need to make for a sauce for it to taste completely different.

    You can make this with whatever protein you like. I chose tofu because that’s what I typically order, but sliced beef, chicken, or even shrimp would be delicious.

    Drunken noodles, one of my favorite Thai takeout dishes that you can easily make at home without having to call for takeout!

    You can adjust your spice levels to whatever you are comfortable with. Drunken noodles at standard Thai restaurants are usually pretty spicy though!

    If you can’t find the short, fat rice noodles, you can use regular longer flat rice noodles.

    Drunken noodles, one of my favorite Thai takeout dishes that you can easily make at home without having to call for takeout!

    Other tofu or Thai-inspired recipes you may enjoy:

    Pan-Fried Sesame Garlic Tofu

    Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli Bowls

    Tofu and Shiitake Coconut Curry Bowls

    Balsamic Tofu

    Sticky Thai Chicken

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    Drunken Noodles with Tofu

    One of my favorite Thai dishes that you can make at home without having to leave your house!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: Thai
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 308kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    For the sauce:

    • 2 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

    For the rest of the dish:

    • 5 ounces flat, wide, rice noodles, cooked
    • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 or 2 birds eye chili, finely chopped (or use 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes if you can't find birds eye chili), adjust levels of spice to your own tolerance
    • Handful of fresh Thai basil leaves
    • 7 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed, pressed and drained


    • In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
    • In a small pot, bring a pot of water to boil and cook rice noodles according to directions on the package.
    • Put a wok over high heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the wok. Once hot, add onion and bell pepper to the wok. Cook until soft and tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add in the garlic, birds eye chili, and basil.
    • Reduce heat to medium then add in the sauce. Stir to combine then add in the drained noodles. Toss to incorporate then add in the tofu and gently toss to incorporate everything evenly.
    • Serve warm and enjoy!


    Nutrition Facts
    Drunken Noodles with Tofu
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 308 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 5g8%
    Carbohydrates 52g17%
    Fiber 5g20%
    Sugar 27g30%
    Protein 11g22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Kim says:

    Where do you get the fat noodle, looked e everywhere here. Its Kim, I work with your mom. Your drunken noodle looks so good. My boys love that noodle, they always get the pad see ew

    • Julie Wampler says:

      i found them at H-Mart on 29!

  • Dafne Morales says:

    Hello, if I want to make it vegetarian, how can I substitute oyster sauce and fish oil? Tjd

    • Julie Wampler says:

      tbh, i really have no idea. i’m sorry!

  • Kim Pancoe says:

    This was delish!! The hubs went for seconds. Thanks for sharing.

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