Pad see what? Pad say who?… Pad see ew (or pad si-io) is a popular stir fried noodle dish in Thailand made with egg, dark soy sauce and vegetables. I practically lived off this dish after accidentally marooning myself on a remote Thai island. When I say ‘accidentally’ I don’t mean I took a wrong turn and ended up shipwrecked like Tom Hanks. I mean, I accidentally (and very drunkly) booked a month of volunteer work saving turtles on Koh Phra Thong. Not really sure how many turtles I saved but I did eat lots of amazing Thai food and this was my favourite… How has it taken me 3 years to finally make it? I guess the one I order from Deliveroo is pretty good, but I can’t have Deliveroo everyday, I’m not Kanye West.
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Pad See Ew
Serves 1 / Takes 25-30 mins
You’ll need: A wok
100g Thai flat rice noodles (dry) I got mine from an Asian supermarket but you can get them in some supermarkets such as Waitrose
1 Tbs light soy sauce
1.5 Tbs dark spy sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
Half tsp sugar
Small carrot, peeled and sliced
75g tender-stem broccoli (small handful)
4 leaves of pak choy
1. Cook the flat rice noodles according to the package instructions before draining and rinsing throughly in cold water. Put to one side.
2. Crush 2 garlic cloves and peel and slice the carrot into thin rounds. Half the tender-stem broccoli and slice the pak Choy into long strips.
3. Put your work on a medium to high heat and add a teaspoon of seasame oil. Once hot, add the garlic and cook for about a minute before adding the noodles and the vegetables. Give it a good quick stir and pour over 1 Tbs of light soy sauce, 1 and a half Tbs of dark soy sauce and sprinkle with half a teaspoon of sugar.
4. Keep the contents of the wok moving and cook until the vegetables have softened. (Don’t worry if the mixture sticks to the wok a bit, you want a sticky, slightly charred flavour).
5. Once your vegetables are cooked move them to one side of the pan and crack the egg into the other, leave for a few seconds to set slightly and then mix into the rest of the noodles until cooked.
6. Turn out onto a plate and devour immediately.
If you’ve had a go at making my pad see ew or any of my other recipes, I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org