Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pad Thai Goong

When it comes to cooking Thai food at home, I guess my repetoire is kind of limited. So far it's been tomyam and green or red curries. So it must have been coincidence when we had Thai food for dinner a couple of weeks back that I decided I would try my hand at making pad thai. I've seen on cooking programs how easy it is to make this dish and the important ingredient is the tamarind sauce. A few helpful hints I had discovered is never to cook large batches of this noodle. Also do not cook the noodles for too long otherwise it becomes soggy. And make sure that your heat is on medium high. If it's your first time making pad thai, a good source for reference would be Chez Pim's "Pad Thai for Beginners .

Pad thai 3

Phad Thai Goong
Recipe Adapted from "Lemongrass and Sweet Basil" by Khamtane Signavong
Serves 4


200g medium rice stick noodles
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 tsp dried shrimps
12 medium-sized prawns
3 eggs, lightly beaten
4 Tbsp cubed firm tofu (beancurd)
4 Tbsp pickled radish
80g beansprout, extra 20g for garnishing
12 chinese chives, chopped into 3" lengths
2 Tbsp ground roasted peanuts (extra for garnish)
1 large lime, quartered, for garnishing

For the Tamarind Sauce:

4 Tbsp palm sugar
4 Tbsp fish sauce
4 Tbsp tamarind juice
2 tsp chilli powder, or to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Microwave for about 1 to 2 min to dissolve the palm sugar.


1) Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 15 mins, then remove and drain.

2) Half all the ingredients to cook the noodles in 2 batches.

3) Heat the oil in a work, add the dried shrimps and cook until golden brown. Add the king prawns and stir until cooked, about 1 1/2 mins.

3) Then add the tofu, pickled radish and tamarind sauce. Push the noodles to one side and pour in the egg. Once the egg is half cooked, break it up and add it to the noodles. Add in the beansprout and stir well until the noodles are almost cooked.

4) Add in the chives and stir quickly. Dish out the noodles on a plate. Garnish with raw beansprout, ground toasted peanuts, a tsp of chilli powder, a tsp of sugar and a quarter lime.

Pad thai 2

Pad thai 1


MaryMoh said...

Looks very delicious. I love Thai food. This would make a very good lunch for me today.

tigerfish said...

Always seems like a lot of work to make Pad Thai so I never tried cooking it at home though I like this Thai dish.

Angie's Recipes said...

Never had this before....looks very tempting!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look so delicious, like the lime add to this noodle dish.

noobcook said...

I use pre-mix pad thai. but of course making it from scratch like yours is much more delicious. love how you garnish it :)

Emily said...

OH my goodness, I've never had real pad thai before. This looks incredible!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

I love pad thai goong! I'd love to try some of yours! I'd also love to try recreate this classic Thai dish at home!

Now that you've given me reminders, thank you! =)

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Kayla said...

I was just looking for a phad thai recipe. Really glad that I stumbled upon your blog! Thanks for the recipe:)

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