Pad Thai: A Flavorful Thai Noodle Dish

Stir-Fried Noodles, Tamarind Sauce – Mastering the Art of Pad Thai


Pad Thai is a beloved Thai noodle dish known for its bold flavors and vibrant colors. This recipe features stir-fried noodles, tangy tamarind sauce, crunchy peanuts, and fresh herbs, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.


  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, chicken, or tofu
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Pad Thai sauce: tamarind paste, fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, chili flakes



  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a wok or large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Push the garlic to one side of the wok and pour the beaten eggs into the empty space. Scramble the eggs until cooked through.
  4. Add cooked shrimp, chicken, or tofu to the wok, along with cooked rice noodles and bean sprouts.
  5. Pour the Pad Thai sauce over the noodles and toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  6. Serve Pad Thai hot, garnished with chopped peanuts, green onions, and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy the bold flavors of this classic Thai dish!