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Pad see ew is one of the most popular dishes at Thai restaurants and now you can make it at home yourself and enjoy anytime!

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?

Exhibit A:

pad see ew

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!

Pad see ew is one of the most popular dishes at Thai restaurants and now you can make it at home yourself and enjoy anytime!

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.

Pad see ew is one of the most popular dishes at Thai restaurants and now you can make it at home yourself and enjoy anytime!

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.

Pad see ew is one of the most popular dishes at Thai restaurants and now you can make it at home yourself and enjoy anytime!

Can I use regular broccoli?

You can.

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?

You can.

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Pad See Ew

My favorite Thai noodle dish and now you can make it at home!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 631kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

If you can't find sweet soy sauce, you can substitute with 1/2 tablespoon of dark brown sugar. So you would use 5 tablespoons of regular soy sauce and 1/2 tablespoon of dark brown sugar ONLY IF you can't find sweet soy sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Pad See Ew
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 631 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 56g112%
* 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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Priya

Monday 28th of December 2020

Where did you get the wide rice noodles from?

Julie Chiou

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

it's written in the blog post.

Asia

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

I have tried SO many recipes, and this was the best one! Everything else was good, but tasted nothing like Pad See Ew that I ordered in restaurants. The sweet soy sauce (versus making regular soy sauce sweet with sugar) was for sure the game changer.

Allison

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

What about adding spice to this, what would you recommend ?

Julie Wampler

Saturday 8th of August 2020

you could do bird eye chilies

Mike

Monday 27th of April 2020

Hello what can you use to substitute for the Gai lan?

Julie Wampler

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

it says in the post under the header "can I use regular broccoli?" and addresses your question about gai lan!

Liz

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Is there a way to make this without oyster sauce? I'm a vegetarian and am not sure what to substitute.

Julie Wampler

Monday 20th of April 2020

Oyster sauce is definitely the ingredient that "makes" the sauce so unfortunately you can't omit it; I did a quick google search and if you can find mushroom-based soy sauce, they say it's a really good alternative.