One of thai dish that i enjoy is pad thai , of course curry is still the top on my list , but i was always wondering is it hard to make pad thai ? It doesn’t seem so because it’s just stir fry noodles .. except there is that special flavor in pad thai , sweet and sour blends together .. unlike any other stir fry noodles .
So last night i decided to try this pad thai recipe that i found online . It seems like it was pretty easy , as long as you get the right ingredients . A trip to asian market is a must , we did that over the weekend and i made sure to pick up tamarind paste which is one of the main ingredients in the sauce . Everything else is pretty much easy to find in the regular grocery store .
For Pad Thai sauce :
150 grams of tamarind pulp
300 ml of water
200 grams of palm sugar
50 grams of sugar
150 ml. thai seasoning sauce ( i used maggi seasoning sauce )
1. Soak the tamarind pulp in warm water , and then using your hands , start breaking them apart , it should dissolve in the water pretty quick . Strain the water , add the rest of ingredients for sauce in a pot .Then bring to boil and simmer for a good 15 minutes until it becomes very syrupy .Once it’s done , set it aside .
For noodles :
200 grams of flat wide rice noodles , soak in warm water for 30 minutes .
ground roasted peanuts
1/2 lb of shrimp , cleaned , peeled and deveined
1/4 of medium onions
1 tsp. of shrimp paste
1. In a wok , heat up the oil , add the shrimp , cook until it turns orange , just few minutes , don’t overcook . Then add onions , tofu , and shrimp paste for few minutes . Push the rest aside , and crack the eggs , and start scrambling them , half way cooking , add the noodles ( without the water ) , add few tablespoon of pad thai sauce , add ground roasted peanut , green onions and beansprout , sprinkle with little lime juice . Serve right away