Thai Food Noodle Recipe: Pad See Ew
(Thick Stir-fried Noodles with Shrimp and Squid)
Pad See Ew is pronounced pad see you in the Thai language and consists of thick soft noodles that are stir-fried with shrimp, squid, or pork, and a green leafy vegetable, garlic, some sugar, and oyster or soybean sauce.
This is one of Thailand’s staple meals and it’s especially popular in the South of the country where it is eaten a few times per month by most people.
Did you hear about Pad See Ew? Do you want to try making it? Ask me about it! I know all the secrets to make the best Pad See Ew. Believe me, after reading this post, you will never visit the restaurants again because you cook better than them! And no, I am not really exaggerating! 😜
Did you try to make Pad See Ew before and it didn’t go well?
Did your noodles get soggy and overcooked? Was the taste not right?
I have been there before! Pad See Ew and fried rice are the only 2 things I can’t seem to master in my kitchen, believe it or not! Now I’ve put a lot of time into figuring it out and I have the solution. You’re going to love this.
I am now so excited to share this recipe and some little tips when you cook Pad See Ew.
Now repeat after me…,
meat, noodle, egg, veggies
meat, noodle, egg, veggies.
Ready? Let’s gather all the ingredients you need for 2 servings.
Pad See Ew Ingredients Preparation
2 cups Thick Noodles
1 cup cooked Squid and/or Shrimp (peeled, de-veined)
2 tbsp. minced Garlic
1 tbsp. sweet Black Soybean Sauce
1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce (Depends on which brand you use, some are too salty)
1 tbsp. Fish Sauce
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 handful Chinese Kale
1/2 cup sliced Carrots
1/2 cup sliced Tomatoes
1 handful fresh Bean Sprouts
1 piece Lemon or Lime
Pad See Ew Noodles Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the pan and fry garlic with olive oil until it smells aromatic. In a cup, make the sauce ready by putting black soybean sauce, soybean sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce together.
2. Add the egg. Beat it and let it cook for 2 minutes.
3. Now, add squid, shrimp, or chicken as you like, and then the mixed sauce.
4. Add noodles and black soybean sauce then mix well.
5. Put Chinese kale, carrot, tomato and cook for 3 minutes. Now turn off the fire. Serve Pad See Ew with lemon and fresh bean sprouts on the side.
Pad Si Iw is the very first cooking recipe I can do besides fried egg, omelet, fried rice, and MAMA instant noodles. My cousin taught me how to cook this one. You can find this food at any restaurant that cooks to order. They must have this as a tradition. 🙂
The problem is, I could not cook it well for years!
One day, after our little darling baby fell asleep I went out to buy food. Secretly, I stopped at Tesco for my own enjoyment (a quick enjoyment I would say). Also, I wanted to look for bread for my husband.
There was no bread! I should expect that to happen. At the store, they always don’t have what you want, especially when you really want it, you know?
So, I drove back home in a hurry. At the same time, I was thinking about what else we could eat for lunch. I passed one restaurant on the way back home and thought to myself, “If someone opens a restaurant, they must know how to cook Pad See Ew that tastes great.”
I thought, undoubtedly, the Pad See Ew they cook must be good because it is very basic and easy. Any restaurant that cooks food to order must cook this dish quite well. Well enough that they feel confident to sell it. Right?
I turned around to that restaurant and got one to take home for Vern (Hubby).
Guess what happened? It turned out that the Pad See Ew the Thai chef cooked was horrible!! But I am not going to tell him! 😀 I was so angry that I wasted money by buying food from him when I knew I could cook better! (kick kick slap slap myself!) So I went shopping for Pad See Ew ingredients the next day.
Click here for a cooking video of Pad See Ew. It was very good! Haha! Am I too boastful?
How does this Pad See Ew recipe sound? Easy? 😊 Let’s do this!
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