Asian Street Food at Home: Pad Thai

Asian Street Food at Home: Pad Thai

Create a taste of authentic Asian street food right in your own kitchen with this delightful Pad Thai recipe. It’s a burst of flavors, a mix of sweet, sour, and savory, all harmoniously combined to tantalize your taste buds.


  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


  1. Soak the rice noodles in warm water until they are soft but still slightly firm. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the cubed tofu and shrimp to the pan, and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turn pink and the tofu is lightly browned.
  4. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan and crack the eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked.
  5. Add the soaked noodles to the pan and toss everything together.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, and chili flakes. Pour this sauce over the noodles and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the bean sprouts and chopped peanuts to the pan and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and serve the Pad Thai hot, garnished with lime wedges and fresh cilantro leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Enjoy the flavors of Thailand’s famous street food with this easy Pad Thai recipe. It’s a perfect blend of sweet, sour, and spicy, and it’s ready in just 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 390, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 16g

Create your own Asian street food experience at home with this delicious Pad Thai recipe. With its rich flavors and vibrant ingredients, it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Whether you’re new to cooking Thai cuisine or a seasoned pro, this recipe is a must-try. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

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