What is Pad See Ew?
Pad See Ew (sometimes spelled Pad Siew, Pad Siu or Phat Si-Io) is a Thai fried rice noodle dish with soy sauce, meat or seafood and vegetables. Pad means fried and See Ew means soy sauce, so it means fried soy sauce in Thai language. It’s a Chinese recipe that has been adapted to local Thai flavor. If you go to Thailand, you can find it sold by street vendors all over the country. Pad See Ew is one of my favorite Thai recipes, it’s delicious and utterly satisfying. I can eat it almost every day.
Flat Rice Noodles
There are different types of rice noodles used in Thai cooking, for this Pad See Ew recipe, you will need flat rice noodles. They are available fresh at Chinese or Thai/Asian stores. Flat rice noodles are soft, pliable, white in color, and shiny looking as the noodles are coated with oil. When fresh noodle is not an option, you can use the substitute below wide dry wide rice sticks, which is 3/8″ wide.
What Sauce is in Pad See Ew
The sauce calls for a few basic seasonings below. The noodles are stir-fried with the sauce but the dish is actually pretty dry.
- Thai sweet soy sauce
- Fish sauce
- Oyster sauce
How to Make Pad See Ew
A homemade Pad See Ew is very easy, if you follow my easy and tried-and-tested Pad See Ew recipe. You will need the rice noodles and seasonings such as oyster sauce, fish sauce and sweet soy sauce. I love eggs in my Pad See Ew, but you can make it without eggs.
Method/Directions: Cook the rice sticks according to the package directions. Mix all the ingredients for the Pad See Ew sauce. Stir fry the garlic with cooking oil, then add chicken, rice noodles, Chinese broccoli and the sauce…click here to get the full recipe.
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