Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pad Thai

This is one dish that i love to make..its a lot of ingredients and a small amount of work, but considering i do not have it in Germany, and the next best one i have had is in Addie's in London, i have to whip this out.


250g rice noodles
3 shallots (diced)
5 cloves garlic (diced)
3 tbsp coriander (diced)
3 tbsp roasted peanuts (pounded)
2 stalks Thai sweet basil
2 eggs

Optional ingredients:
1 chicken breast (sliced)
and/or 10 small prawns (de-shelled)
2 handful bean sprouts
3 dried tofu (cut in cubes)

5 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce

Preperation Methods:

Fry shallots and garlic with oil till fragrant. (Then add chicken to fry till cooked if chicken is used) Add egg and cook till half cooked stir and add mixed Sauce. Add rice noodles till 80% dry. Add rest of the ingredients (including rest of optional ingredients) except for peanuts and lime and fry till ingredients cooked. Serve with cut lime and garnish with peanuts

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