When I started writing this post, I realized I had never had Pad Thai or any Thai food for that matter until I came to U.S. How did I live without it, I have no idea. It’s so funny that a person like me who likes to try out new dishes all the time in my home kitchen, I usually order the same food when I go to restaurants. So when I was initially introduced to Thai food by DH, I tasted the Red curry and Yellow curry. For years after that, anytime we ate Thai food, it was those two dishes that I would order. Then came along a coworker who told me about how she could have Pad thai every day from a Thai place near our office. So I decided to take the plunge and ordered it one day. Truly ever since I have been in love with Pad Thai. Now only if I could make this at home, I could have it on week-ends too. Here is my recipe for Homemade Pad Thai. I don’t feel guilty eating bowl after bowl of this on weekends because I know what went in there and that is always a good feeling, right?
You can also see Roasted Brussels Sprouts in this pic, that recipe will come soon along with some pic.s of my Roses. Stay Tuned.
Soba Noodles 1 package
Cabbage cut in thin stripes about 1 cup or more
Onion cut in thin stripes about 1 cup
Garlic cloves 3 crushed
Oil 1 Tbsp Sesame, Peanut or Canola
Tahini Paste 1 Tbsp
Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp
Fish Sauce 1 Tbsp
Tomato Ketchup 3 Tbsp
Salt per Taste
Sugar 1 tsp
Peanuts Roasted and crushed 1/2 cup plus some for garnish
Cilantro handful for garnish
Cook the Noddles as per package instructions. I have realized that some of the Noodle packages do not provide instructions at all like the one I got. So I just boiled water in Pasta pot and let the Noodles cook in it for 6 minutes and drained. If your Noodles are cooked before your sauce is ready, add couple of Tablespoons of oil in it and toss to prevent sticking.
In a large pan, heat oil. Add Garlic and let it cook for a few seconds. Add onion and saute for couple of minutes. Now add the vegetables that you have. I only had cabbage so I used that. If you want to use Tofu or chicken, go ahead and add it and let it cook. Now, add Sesame Paste, Soy sauce, Fish Sauce, Ketchup and mix well. Let the aroma of fish sauce come out. Add Salt and Sugar and remove from heat. Add the Noodles and mix well. Garnish with Cilantro and Enjoy!!
If you are vegetarian, omit the Fish Sauce. It will taste a little different though.