Pad Thai
Recipe adapted from Chez Pim

What you need

1/4 cup sauce (see below)

Rice noodles (rice sticks)

Peanut oil

Peanuts (1 - 2tblspns)

1 Egg

Bunch(ish) green onion whites, or shallots (better)

Green onion greens, or chinese chives (better)

Lime (about 1/2)

Other vegetables

How to do it

Get some water boiling. Then turn off heat and add noodles. Let soak for 8-10 minutes (test at 8 and see how they feel; remove them when they are just almost ready to eat, b/c when you cook them with other stuff they'll soften up a bit more). In the meantime, chop peanuts and onion greens/chives and put them in one bowl. Chop onion whites/shallots, put in another bowl. Chop other vegetables, put in various bowls according to how much they should be cooked (red chilis are nice).

When noodles ready, drain and dry. Heat peanut oil over high heat. Add bowls of veggies one at a time. When ready, throw in noodles, add sauce. Stir frequently. When done (noodles soft and ready to be eaten), move to side and crack egg in middle. Spread egg out as much as possible. Let cook, until just about ready to eat (so still a bit runny), then mix mix with noodles. Remove from heat. Add peanuts/chives bowl.

Squeeze lime over it.


1/2 cup tamarind paste, 1/2 cup fish sauce, 1/3 cup sugar. Mix. This will be too much for one serving, so put rest in refrigerator. It smells terrible.

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