My husband and I loved this recipe! It was simple to make and tasted amazing. It made too much for just 2 people but my husband took the leftovers to work for lunch the next day and said it was just as good the second day.
Pad Thai with Tofu
jolily75 Posted: 07/09/09
EllenDeller Posted: 03/05/11
Excellent recipe. I added 1/2 TB peanut butter for richness, a TB of minced ginger, a bit of red bell pepper for color, used regular mushrooms (shitakes are too expensive), and subbed spinach for lettuce. Otherwise, I made as written and we added some red pepper flakes at table. If planning a one-dish meal, this feeds three adults (unless they're very light eaters).
Shelia1 Posted: 07/09/09
Very good! I have been searching the past couple of months for a great Pad Thai recipe, so that I could introduce my husband to the dish. This is by far the best! I added diced red pepper and opted for chicken instead of tofu (but tofu would have been great!). I will definitely make this again and will make if for guests during a "theme night' dinner.
Foodieluv Posted: 09/12/10
Very tasty! I made some substitutions since I didn't have everything on hand. Used fettuccini in place of the rice sticks, brown suger in place of the mirin, and sriachi sauce in place of hot sauce. I also added shrimp. Would have given it 5 stars but the sauce was a little thin for my taste. Even still, the sauce was tasty. A weekend meal.
travelchickie Posted: 04/14/11
Hands down the best pad thai recipe around! I also added 1 TB ginger and 1 TB peanut butter, and spinach, per another commenter's suggestion. Perfect and so much healthier than our favorite pad thai takeout!
dealmom Posted: 02/10/12
Pretty good recipe. I added peanut butter and ketchup and used shredded cabbage instead of romaine.
AllyB123 Posted: 05/04/12
Cook the noodles for only 1 minute? Yeah, right! I added the noodles and it took over 10 minute, plus I had to add cups of water, as the liquid was all gone. The flavor was good, but the recipe was not at all accurate. I will NOT make this Pad Thai again. There are far better recipes that are more accurate.
mandofan Posted: 11/27/12
Like others, I also added a TB of peanut butter, some ginger, and red bell pepper. One downside on this is that prep time makes it a bit time consuming. Also, not sure what AlyB was thinking...the recipe clearly states that the noodles should be "cooked and drained" beforehand. The recipe was actually quite accurate.
AtlSuz Posted: 05/21/12
AllyB - the noodles are supposed to be cooked beforehand and rewarmed in the dish. This is a tasty weeknight meal! note: I subbed cabbage for romaine and added rooster sauce to mine (its a bit too spicy for the kids). It is good with meat substitutions as well. I think its tastier than three stars, but would not make it for a special occasion.
promogal Posted: 08/15/13
Not much flavor going on here. Definitely use the other Reviewers comments to improve the flavor. Probably won't make this again. Lots of other way better tofu recipes on Cooking Light website.