10 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Pad thai is perhaps the best-known Thai dish to Americans. Slightly under-cooking the noodles will preserve their texture when reheating them the next day. Cook this dish the night before, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate; reheat single servings in the microwave the next day.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Spoon tofu into a large bowl. Add cabbage to pan; sauté 30 seconds or until just beginning to wilt. Add cabbage to tofu. Remove pan from heat.

Step 2

Combine fish sauce and next 6 ingredients (through chili garlic sauce). Combine water and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk; stir into vinegar mixture.

Step 3

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add vinegar mixture; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add shrimp mixture, green onions, and cilantro to cabbage mixture; toss to combine.

Step 4

Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well. Add noodles to cabbage mixture; toss well to combine.

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Ratings & Reviews

drmeghan's Review

January 12, 2014
One of my go to recipes. We sometimes do it as shrimp and chicken instead of shrimp and tofu, or just do shrimp. Sometimes we do extra cabbage instead of the rice noodles. Overall, a very flavorful dish.

Peggycb's Review

January 10, 2014
This is the best pad Thai . I won't order out, b/c this is sooooo much better.

kayakGirl21's Review

November 23, 2013
This was really good and I'm sure I'll make it again because it was easy but I don't think it tasted like a traditional Pad Thai. I did modify the recipe a little. Instead of cabbage I added two scrambled eggs, bean sprouts, and 1 c. shredded carrots to make it more traditional. I also used 1/2 lb of noodles so we wouldn't have left overs.

JeffTracy86's Review

April 05, 2010
Awesome, healthy pad thai!!! We loved it. We will make this over and over.