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Glass Noodle Pad Thai


Pad Thai is a fried noodle dish, although there are many dishes called Pad Thai, all are essentially the same: fried rice or glass noodles with chilli and other ingredients for flavouring. Here we use glass noodles. Be careful when choosing your noodles, they must be soaked and fried, a good quality noodles survives this cooking process, poor quality noodles will break into unpleasant small pieces. This is a quick cook dish from central Thailand, you add the chilli when it is served, so your guest can choose to make the dish spicy or mild. For the pounded peanut, it's better to choose a dry unsalted peanut, roast them it in a dry frying pan and pound them in a Thai mortar until they form smaller pieces. Alternatively you can chop the nuts by hand. These can be prepared ahead of time and stored in a cool dry place for a long time.

Ingredients for 2 people
1 Small Pack of Glass Noodle
1 Egg
50 gsm. of Dry Shrimp
50 gms. of Tofu
2 Small Red Onion
50 gsm. Soya Bean Shoots (Beansprouts)
1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Light Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
2 Tablespoon Chilli Sauce
1 Tablespoon Peanuts ( pound to fine pieces )
1 Teaspoon Dry Flaked Chilli
3 Tablespoons Oil

Serve With
Fresh Soya Bean
Green Lettuce

Garnish With
Peanuts ( pounded to fine pieces )
Dried Chilli ( pounded to flakes )
Lemon or Lime Slice

1. Soak the glass noodles in water for 5 minutes to soften them.
2. Chop the tofu into small squares,
3. Slice the red onion into smaller pieces.
4. Clean the fresh soya shoots and chop off the roots.
5. Put the oil in a hot frying pan with the dry shrimp, and fry for 30 seconds
6. Move it to one side of the frying pan to make room to fry an egg.
7. Break the egg in hot oil and stir quickly for a few seconds to break it up.
8. Add the glass noodle and other cooking ingredients and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Comments (5)


Wow, I love your website. Thank you for sharing these fantastic recipes.


ขอบคุณมากๆๆค่ะเดี๋ยวปอนจะเอาไปทำอาหารร ขอบคุณมากๆๆจริงงงงนะค่ะ

You're welcome.



What is Soya Shoot? I am hearing for the first time. Could you please post a pic of it and some details :)


Beansprouts, the shoots of the mung bean.


Hi, I love your site. I would like to know what kind of chilli sauce do u use?

[Appon]The regular smooth spicy chilli sauce. I use Healthy Boy brand, but all of the sauces are very similar.

Connie and Peter:

Hello Appon,

You really have great receipies. We live in Thailand for a few years now, but this is the best Pad Thai we ever eat.

Everytime we try a new receipy from your site, it's allways a succes

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