16 Pad Thai

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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In 2011 Pad Thai was voted one of the top 5 most delicious foods in the world. It is a famous dish from Thailand most likely to have been created by Chinese immigrants as noodle dishes were uncommon in Thailand prior to the 20th century.

However, its history is much disputed which is often a hint that a dish is popular and contains something that makes it so. In the case of Pad Thai it is the simplicity of the flavour combination - fish sauce, tamarind and prawn in a stir-fry of noo