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Thai Drunken Noodles ( Pad Kee Mao )

Don’t ask me why they named this drunken noodles .. maybe it’s because after hangover ? Who knows .. All i know that this dish has a delicious taste . It’s similar to Thai fried rice , in fact most of the ingredients are pretty much the same , except instead of rice , you use rice noodles . I was supposed to use wide rice noodles , but i didn’t have any on hand , and i just ended up with pad thai noodles , they’re all made from rice anyway .

You need :

1 package of wide rice noodles

Soak the noodles in hot water for 10 minutes or until tender , remove and set aside until ready to be cooked in the wok .

3 tbsp. of oyster sauce

3 tbsp. of fish sauce

3 tbsp. of brown sugar

2 tbsp. of soy sauce

3 tbsp. of mirin ( if you don’t have it , replace with marsala wine , or sherry )

juice from half a lime

Mix all these ingredients together and set aside , until ready to be used .

4 garlic cloves , minced

1 shallot, sliced

1/4 of sweet onion , sliced

2 serrano peppers , or even better bird eye’s chilis

1 red bell pepper , julienned

1/2 c. of bean sprout ( optional )

2 cups of chinese cabbage ( optional )

2 beaten eggs

1 lb. of ground chicken / turkey


1. In a wok , heat up the vegetable oil , add the garlic , shallots , and the hot peppers , for few minutes . Then add the ground chicken , until it’s cooked , add the beaten egg , cooked , then add red bell pepper , cook for few minutes .

2. Add in the rice noodles , and start mixing them , and add the sauce mix , stir well . Finally for those who cannot stand the fish sauce smell since they’re very pungent , i would sprinkle sesame oil and stir . And you’re done !! Right before serving , add chopped fresh cilantro .

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