This original pad see ew recipe was one of my very first blog posts ever. I posted this in July of 2011 and the photos were less than stellar. I even used the wrong noodles LOL
Would anyone like to see?
This proves that the more you put into practice something, the better you can become at it!
Pad see ew is my favorite Thai dish ever.
This is why I even made it for the blog back in 2011.
I wanted to share with everyone my favorite Thai dish.
Pad see ew is what I order every time we go to a Thai restaurant.
I just love the slightly sweet flavored sauce that coats the noodles.
My favorite is with beef but I’ve had it with chicken and more recently, my order consists of having pad see ew with soft tofu!
What is pad see ew?
It is a Thai stir fried noodle dish.
It means “soy sauce stir fried noodles” and it’s one of the most popular Thai dishes at restaurants!
It’s a great dish to start your Thai cuisine exploration!
What does pad see ew taste like?
It’s salty and slightly sweet with a chargrilled flavor.
This is what made me fall in love with pad see ew.
The chargrilled flavor is achieved because the noodles caramelize in the wok.
What kind of meat can I put in pad see ew?
Sliced beef, thinly sliced chicken, or even tofu!
What if I can’t find the specific noodles?
These short, flat, wide rice noodles are shockingly hard to find.
It took me quite a while to find them and I went to an Asian grocery store to get them.
They don’t always have them either which boggles my mind.
I like to keep it authentic and just like the restaurant so I was determined to find them!
However, if you can’t, you can just use the regular rice noodles that are easily found at any grocery store.
Can I use regular broccoli?
The Chinese broccoli is called Gai Lan but if you can’t find it, you can use regular broccoli but broccolini actually resembles Gai Lan more so I would probably opt for that.
Where can I find the ingredients for the sauce?
You can find them all at the local grocery store in the international aisle.
Can I make this without eggs?
If you like pad see ew, you may like these recipes:
- Thai Chicken Curry Noodles
- Curry Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowl
- Asian Beef and Broccoli Noodles
- General Tso’s Chicken Ramen
Pad See Ew
Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.
For the sauce:
- 2 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (see notes below)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
For the rest of the dish:
- 5 ounces of flat, wide, rice noodles
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 pound thinly sliced chicken
- 1 1/2 cups gai lan, chopped
- 2 large eggs
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the sauce.
- 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 garlic and chicken to the wok. Working quickly, toss until chicken is mostly cooked through then add the gai lan and cook until softened and wilted, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add eggs, incorporate, then drain the noodles and add to the wok.
- Pour the sauce on top and toss until nicely coated. Let the noodles sit for 1-2 minutes to let it caramelize then toss and repeat, if desired.
- Divide into bowls and enjoy.