Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 8

Time: 35 minutes. Quick and delicious, pad Thai is a ubiquitous street food in Thailand.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak vermicelli noodles in a bowl of very hot water until soft, about 15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat a large wok or frying pan over high heat. Pour in oil and carefully swirl to coat sides. Add garlic, shrimp, and green onions and cook 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in dried shrimp, 1 cup bean sprouts, the fish sauce, ketchup, sugar, and chile flakes. Push shrimp mixture to one side of pan and carefully pour eggs onto other side, trying to coat pan evenly. Let cook undisturbed 1 minute, then quickly scramble with other ingredients.

Step 3

Drain noodles and add to egg mixture. Cook until noodles start to brown slightly, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Step 4

Transfer to plates. Top with remaining bean sprouts, the cilantro, and peanuts. Serve with lime wedges and Sriracha.

Step 5

*Available in the Asian-foods section of well-stocked grocery stores.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

chriskitten8's Review

March 13, 2011
This recipe was just OK. It was a little too salty, and not quite sweet enough. I added more lime afterward as well. I doubled the amount of sauce, which was a little overkill but we don't like dry food. It was a nice change from my usual recipes, but I wouldn't make it again.

drewelia's Review

January 21, 2011
It was ok the flavor was not bad, but I have eaten a lot of pad Thai in my lifetime and this was nowhere near the top of my list.

auntcandie's Review

December 29, 2009
Certainly not 8 servings....maybe 4 hungry people unless they are little, tiny Thais. Very good flavor and blend - could use a bit more 'kick' but be careful with Thai hot sauce! I will make this again, and again, and again.......

RADumas's Review

January 05, 2009
Authentic flavors and a crowd pleaser. Extended a bit with scallops, but otherwise stuck to the program and it was easy.