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.
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Flat Rice Noodles
There are different types of rice noodles used in Thai cooking, for the best Pad See Ew recipe, you will need fresh flat rice noodles. They are available fresh at Chinese, Vietnamee, Thai or Asian stores. They are packaged in a plastic bag. You can also get the noodles at Whole Foods below:
The rice noodles are soft, pliable, flat, white in color, and shiny looking as the noodles are coated with oil. When fresh noodle is not an option, you can use dry 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?
This is a quick, easy tried-and-tested Pad See Ew recipe. You will need garlic, chicken, rice noodles and the seasonings above.
For the best results, stir-fry the noodles in a hot and well-seasoned wok. If you don’t have a wok, you can make the noodles in a skillet. High heat is very important to flash cook and stir-fry the noodles.
I love eggs in my Pad See Ew, which you can add during the cooking process. You can certainly make it without eggs.
If you want to make a vegetarian or vegan version of the recipe, you can skip the chicken and replace with tofu. For the sauce, you can use soy sauce instead of fish sauce and oyster sauce.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 470 calories per serving.
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Pad See Ew Recipe
Pad See Ew is Thai rice noodles with chicken and vegetables. This is the best homemade pad see ew recipe. Learn how to make it with easy step-by-step.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 oz. boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into thin pieces
- 8 oz. dry wide rice sticks or 10 oz. (300 g) fresh flat rice noodles
- 6 oz. Chinese broccoli (Gailan or Kailan)
- 2 eggs beaten, optional
- 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
1Cook the wide rice sticks according to the package directions. Strain in a colander and run cold running water until the noodles becomes cool. Set aside to drain. If you use fresh flat rice noodles, loosen the noodles with hand, make sure they are not sticking or clumping together.
2Mix all the ingredients for the Seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the garlic and stir fry until aromatic. Add the chicken and continue stirring. As soon as the chicken changes color, add the rice noodles, Chinese broccoli, and stir continuously, for 30 seconds.
Add the Seasonings and stir continuously until everything is well combined. Add the beaten eggs (if using), and more oil if needed. Cook the egg and then stir to combine well with the noodles. Dish out and serve immediately.
What are the red spices in the small ramekin? I see them in the photo but they were not listed as ingredients.
Chili powder is often provided on the table for diners, in restaurants in Thailand. It’s optional and for people who wants some extra heat.
Hi, when u say sweet soy sauce ~ can I use kecap Manis?? I always add extra kikkoman soy sauce with it. Is that ok??? I’m so gonna make this & eat it with sambal oeleck (my fave).
Thank god they started selling all these in Australia ??
Yes it’s kecap manis.
I am looking for the best way to cook dry rice noodles. I have had a bunch for a while. I want to use them in this recipe. Do I boil them just like pasta?
Read the instructions on the packaging.
There aren’t any. I had a 4 bunches I put in a container. I apparently did not keep instructions. I read somewhere you can just put in hot water for 10 minutes and that is all. What do you think?
Just cook in boiling water like it’s spaghetti. Cook until al dente.
Thanks I will try that.
Just soak in hot water for 20 mins and then rinse and drain. The noodles will be al dente when you stir fry and more chewy.
So I could bring water to a boil, add noodles, turn off burner and use in 20 minutes? I can do the
Great simple make-at-home pad see ew! I used the sauce on stir fried veggies. Turned out tasty!
Delicious! I didn’t have sweet soy sauce or Chinese broccoli, so I added an extra 1/2 tbs of sugar and heated the sauce to dissolve it. For the vegetable, I used thick leaves from a head of cauliflower and sliced them very thin. Worked out well.