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Pad Thai

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  • 150g rice noodles
  • 1 small red chilli chopped
  • 1 spring onion shredded
  • Small handful of Chinese chives, cut into finger length pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp of tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 8 large prawns
  • 50g firm tofu – thinly sliced
  • 45g bean sprouts
  • Chopped roasted peanuts
  • Lime wedges and chopped coriander for garnish

Soak the noodles in warm water for 10 minutes then drain and leave to dry

Finely chop the chilli and garlic, then gradually blend in the tamarind, sugar, fish sauce, kecap manis and lime juice and mix together

Using a little of the oil heat the wok to a very high heat and add the tofu. Stir fry the tofu until brown

Add the egg to the wok. Cook until the white has set, then break apart the yolk and finish cooking. Push to the back of the wok

Add the chives and stir fry for 30 seconds

Add the beansprouts and flash fry for 30 seconds then add the prawns and cook until pink

Add the noodles to the wok, along with half the sauce to help the noodles separate

Add the rest of the sauce then fry until the noodles are glistening, but not dry

Add the spring onions then serve immediately topped with peanuts, coriander, lime and the extra bean sprouts.


  • 150g rice noodles
  • 1 small red chilli chopped
  • 1 spring onion shredded
  • Small handful of Chinese chives, cut into finger length pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp of tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 8 large prawns
  • 50g firm tofu – thinly sliced
  • 45g bean sprouts
  • Chopped roasted peanuts
  • Lime wedges and chopped coriander for garnish

Soak the noodles in warm water for 10 minutes then drain and leave to dry

Finely chop the chilli and garlic, then gradually blend in the tamarind, sugar, fish sauce, kecap manis and lime juice and mix together

Using a little of the oil heat the wok to a very high heat and add the tofu. Stir fry the tofu until brown

Add the egg to the wok. Cook until the white has set, then break apart the yolk and finish cooking. Push to the back of the wok

Add the chives and stir fry for 30 seconds

Add the beansprouts and flash fry for 30 seconds then add the prawns and cook until pink

Add the noodles to the wok, along with half the sauce to help the noodles separate

Add the rest of the sauce then fry until the noodles are glistening, but not dry

Add the spring onions then serve immediately topped with peanuts, coriander, lime and the extra bean sprouts.

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