Pad Thai Noodles (Kwaitiew Pad Thai)

By Thai Orchid
Published: November 27, 2006
An easy to make Pad Thai recipe
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20mins

Total time: 1 hour 20 min


Rice Noodles (Soaked In Water For 3 Minutes):
4 Cups

Raw Prawns Shelled And De-Veined:


Bean sprouts:
1 Cup

Spring onion (finely chopped):

Chopped shallots:
1 Tablespoon

Chopped garlic:
1 Tablespoon

Chilli flakes:
1 Tablespoon

Ground roasted peanuts:
2 Tablespoons

2 Tablespoons

Fish sauce (nam pla):
1 Tablespoon

Tamarind Juice:
4 Tablespoons

Cooking Oil:
2 Tablespoons


Fry the garlic and shallots in 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium heat until fragrant: add the water, tamarind juice, sugar and fish sauce, and bring to the boil slowly stirring until the sauce thickens slightly, and then set aside in a separate bowl.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and fry the prawns over a medium heat until pink, add the egg and stir well: next add the noodles and stir  until tender: next add the sauce,1 tablespoon of ground peanuts, chopped spring onions and bean sprouts and stir for a further minute.

Serve garnished with 1 tablespoon of ground peanuts, 1 tablespoon of chilli flakes and a wedge of lemon.