Stir-fried Noodles Thai-style

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Ken Hom Cooks Thai

By Ken Hom

Published 2001

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This is probably the best-known Thai dish outside of Thailand – commonly known as paad Thai. No wonder it is so popular: delectable rice noodles simply stir-fried with chillies and other Thai flavours. A quick easy meal that has as many varieties as there are cooks.


  • 225 g (8 oz) wide dried rice noodles
  • 450 g (1


Soak the rice noodles in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes. Drain them in a colander or sieve.

Peel the prawns and discard the shells. Using a small sharp knife, remove the fine digestive cord. Wash the prawns in cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt, then rinse well and pat dry with kitche