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The Thai Tango: A Spirited Symphony of Flavors in Pad Thai

Pad Thai

About the Dish:

Pad Thai is a popular Thai dish made with stir-fried rice noodles, shrimp, tofu, eggs, and a combination of sweet and sour flavors. It is typically garnished with peanuts, lime wedges, and cilantro. Pad Thai can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Rice noodles 8 oz
Shrimp 1/2 lb
Tofu 8 oz
Eggs 2
Soy sauce 2 tbsp
Tamarind paste 1 tbsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Garlic 3 cloves
Bean sprouts 1 cup
Green onions 4
Peanuts 1/4 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Soak the rice noodles in warm water for about 15 minutes until they are soft. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 2: Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same skillet, add the tofu and cook until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Step 4: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, tamarind paste, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Step 5: Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add the cooked shrimp, tofu, and rice noodles to the skillet.
  • Step 6: Pour the sauce mixture over the ingredients in the skillet and toss to coat.
  • Step 7: Push the ingredients to one side of the skillet and crack the eggs into the other side. Cook until the eggs are scrambled.
  • Step 8: Add the bean sprouts and green onions to the skillet and toss to combine.
  • Step 9: Serve hot, garnished with peanuts and lime wedges.

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