Friday, May 24, 2013

How to Make Pad See Ew

This is one of my favorite Thai dishes and it's quite simple to make. The name literally translates to mean "fried (with) soy sauce".

I used to think that you had to make fresh rice noodles for this dish. That was until I found these "Rice Flake" noodles. They are dried, flat squares of rice noodles and they cook very quickly, only a few minutes in boiling water.


Makes 1 generous serving
  • One serving of rice flake noodles, boiled until tender. (or fresh rice noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried chili
  • 2-3 oz pork, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Chinese broccoli (substitute regular broccoli)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of stir fry sauce (see below)

Stir Fry Sauce: (store what you don't use in the refrigerator)

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons golden mountain sauce (or substitute more light soy)
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
I used regular broccoli this time, cut into long pieces, and microwaved for about 30 seconds. Because the dish cooks so quickly, this just ensures it gets fully cooked.

To begin, add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and heat until hot. Add the garlic (and chili, if using) and stir fry until fragrant. Then add the pork and stir fry for about 1 minute, or until browned.

Add the broccoli, sugar and white pepper and stir to combine. Add the drained noodles and 2 tablespoons stir fry sauce. Once fully combined, add the sweet soy sauce.

Push the ingredients to the outside of the pan, then add the egg. 

Once the egg starts to set, stir it into the rest of the dish. Once egg is done, the dish is ready to serve. Serve immediately, as it tends to dry out as it sits.