“Pad See Ew” or also Pad Si Io is a stir-fried flat noodles D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S dish (you can trust me on that)!
Its name translates to “fried (with) soy sauce”, “Pad” standing for fried and “See Ew” for the soy sauce used in the dish.
It is made with dark soy sauce (“si-io dam”), light soy sauce (“si-io khao”), wide rice noodles called “kuaitiao sen yai” in Thai, Chinese broccoli, egg, and some meat — commonly pork, chicken or beef — or shrimp or mixed seafood. Some recipes add more vegetables as carrots, corn…
The softness of the wide noodles is amazing and fits perfectly with the combination of sugar and soy sauces! I can definitely say that this is one of my favorite dish here in Thailand! And the good news with Pad See Ew is that you can easily cook it back home.
Recipe of Pad See Ew Gai (chicken) from the Silom Thai Cooking School – for 1 or 2 servings:
- 100g of sliced chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce or fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
- ½ tablespoon of chopped shallots
- 1 cup of fresh flat rice noodles
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- ¼ cup Chinese broccoli
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Heat oil in frying pan and fry garlic and shallots
- When yellowed, add the chicken. Stir to cook the chicken until it is somewhat cooked.
- Add rice noodles. Stir to break up the noodles. Add light and dark soy and sugar. Stir to mix the seasonings into the noodles and chicken. Open a spot in the middle of the pan.
- Drop the egg in, scramble the egg until it is almost all cooked (not watery anymore). Fold in the noodles and mix them all.
- Add the Chinese broccoli, turning until well mixed.
- Put on a serving plate and sprinkle ground white pepper on top.