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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pad See Ew - Thai Stir Fried Noodles

Pad See Ew – the widely wide-spread Thai stir fried noodles immediately from the streets of Thailand made at home! While Pad Thai is sweeter and nuttier, Pad See Ew is salty, balanced with a contact of sour and a amazing chargrilled flavour that you possibly can create at home!

Close up of Pad See Ew noodles on a plate with chopsticks, able to be eaten

Pad See Ew
Pad See Ew, which ability “stir fried soy sauce noodles, is an ultra widely wide-spread Thai highway meals meal and maybe in all probability one of the foremost widely wide-spread noodle dish at Thai restaurants in Western countries.

You would possibly have tried and been disappointed through special recipes within the past. It all comes down to the sauce. You should get the sauce right!

I can’t count number the place I originally got the recipe from. Probably from David Thompson, the noted Australian chef who has dedicated his life to studying the art of Thai cooking. I’ve made it so many instances over the years, I can virtually make it with my eyes closed. (Not really….but you realize what I mean!)

So I needed to really degree the foods nicely to share the recipe!

Chopsticks pulling up Pad See Ew

What is going in Pad See Ew
Here’s what you would like for Pad See Ew. You can discover all those foods in huge supermarkets nowadays!

Pad See Ew has a sweet-savoury-touch-of-sour flavour, and here's made with a mix of right here ingredients:

Dark soy sauce – for flavour and staining the noodles a darkish brown
Ordinary or faded soy sauce – for seasoning
Oyster sauce – key ingredient, it’s like 10 difference sauces combined up in a single bottle!
Vinegar – to stability the candy and savoury
Sugar – for sweetness
Ingredients in Pad See Ew sauce

Noodles for Pad See Ew
Pad See Ew is traditionally made with Sen Yai, which are wide, thin contemporary rice noodles that aren't simply accessible. Even most Asian shops in Sydney don't promote them – you typically must pass to a Thai grocery store.

So it's perfectly acceptable, and simply as delicious, to make them with any broad flat rice noodles. I use dried rice noodles labelled as “Pad Thai” Rice Noodles (pictured below) simply due to the fact they're the widest accessible on the supermarket.

Once rehydrated, they’re essentially Sen Yai Noodles – simply now not fairly as wide.

This is a key real factor in Pad See Ew. Otherwise recognized as Gai Lan or Kai lan, it’s leafy and appears fairly special to broccoli, but you’ll discover a similarity within the feel of the stems (hence the name).

If you can’t discover it, simply sub with special Asian greens, or a mix of broccoli or broccolini + spinach.

Feel unfastened to make use of special proteins within the event you wish. But hen is through far in all probability one of the foremost popular.

Ingredients in Pad See Ew

How to make Thai Stir Fried Noodles
Usually whilst making stir fried noodles, we toss everything collectively in a single big pan or a wok.

But for Pad See Ew made at home, I do issues differently to greatest replicate a cafe flavour and minimise noodle breakage:

Cook hen and vegetables first, then remove
Add noodles and sauce, toss to caramelise (just 15 seconds), then upload hen and vegetables again in
Reason: A signature flavour in Pad See Ew is the caramelisation of the noodles. Restaurants and highway proprietors gain this with tremendous powered gasoline stoves with fiery warmth that you’ll through no ability discover in a residence kitchen.  The purely approach to replicate that caramelisation on the noodles on a residence kitchen range is to declutter the wok and prepare dinner the noodles separately – the noodles will caramelise in 15 seconds.

The special function is that rice noodles spoil within the event you toss them too much. Doing the two-stage toss makes it a lot simpler and sooner to disperse the sauce and deliver the Pad See Ew together.

Trust me in this point. I’ve made a LOT of Pad See Ew at residence in my time, and the two-stage toss it the simplest and most high quality technique!

How to make Pad See Ew

Also worth of discover – you’ll love the method the egg is cooked in Pad See Ew! Using a standard Thai technique, the special foods within the wok/skillet are driven to the aspect to make room to scramble the egg, then combined up with everything else.

Pad See Ew in a wok, contemporary off the stove

As with all stir fries, as soon as you leap cooking, it strikes very fast! So have everything keen and able to throw into the wok simply due to the fact there’s now not time to be scrambling round the kitchen!

If you desire so as to feature a contemporary side, attempt this Asian Slaw – it’s a huge all rounder that is going with all Asian foods. – Nagi x

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Close up of Pad See Ew noodles on a plate with chopsticks, able to be eaten

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Close up of Pad See Ew noodles on a plate with chopsticks, able to be eaten
Pad See Ew - Thai Stir Fried Noodles
 Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats Prep: 8 mins Cook: 10 mins Total: 18 mins Noodles, Stir Fry Thai
4.94 from 131 votes
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Recipe video above. Pad See Ew (which ability Stir Fried Soy Sauce noodles) is one in every of in all probability one of the foremost widely wide-spread Thai highway foods. Traditionally made with Sen Yai which are wide, thin rice noodles which aren't that simple to come by. So use dried rice noodles rather - I've eaten sufficient Pad See Ew at Thai restaurants to guarantee you that there's now not any compromise on flavour!

200g / 7 oz dried broad rice stick noodles , or 15 oz / 450g contemporary broad flat rice noodles (Sen Yai) (Note 1)
2 tbsp darkish soy sauce (Note 2)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp soy sauce (all objective or light, Note 3)
2 tsp white vinegar (plain white vinegar)
2 tsp sugar (any type)
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil , separated
2 cloves garlic cloves, very finely chopped
1 cup / 150g / 5oz hen thighs (boneless, skinless), sliced (Note 4)
1 huge egg
4 stems Chinese broccoli (Note 5)


Chinese Broccoli - trim ends, cut into 7.5cm/3" pieces. Separate leaves from stems. Cut thick stems in half vertically so they're no wider than 0.8cm / 0.3" thick.
Noodles - Prepare according to packet directions and drain. Time it so they're cooked simply earlier than utilizing - don't go away cooked rice noodles mendacity around, they spoil within the wok.
Sauce - Mix foods till sugar dissolves.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a really huge heavy primarily founded skillet or wok over excessive heat.
Add garlic, prepare dinner 15 seconds. Add chicken, prepare dinner till it principally modifications from pink to white.
Add Chinese broccoli stems, prepare dinner till hen is virtually cooked through.
Add Chinese broccoli leaves, prepare dinner till simply wilted.
Push everything to at least one side, crack egg in and scramble. Remove everything onto a plate (scrape wok clean).
Return wok to stove, warmth 2 tbsp oil over excessive heat.
Add noodles and Sauce. Toss as few instances as potential to disperse Sauce and make edges of noodles caramelise.
Quickly upload hen and veg again in, and toss to disperse. Serve immediately!

Pad See Ew - Thai Stir Fried Noodles
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