Pad Thai

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main dish
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

By Katie Chin

Published 2013

  • About

Everyone’s favorite Thai noodle dish, Pad Thai, was made a national Thai dish in the 1930’s when prime minister Luang Phibunsongkhram launched a campaign to reduce rice consumption. Tired of constantly eating out, my friends begged me to create a simple Pad Thai recipe and here it is…no reservations required!


  • 8 oz (250 g) dried rice stick noodles
  • cup (80


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Immerse the noodles in hot water and let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Soak until the noodles are soft, yet firm. Drain well and rinse with cool water.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tamarind concentrate, fish sauce, vinegar, palm sugar, and paprika. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok