Home work ... Pad Thai Noodles



If you needed proof that I paid attention in class then last night was the time to check. Bunkin Banu is AWOL for three days. I decided to cook rather than order out. A Pad Thai. Part of my course at the Asia Scenic Cooking School at Chiang Mai. I got most of the ingredients at the local Pali Market. Except fresh Pad Thai noodles which I substituted with flat Chinese noodles. And I didn't use tofu as we don't get fresh Tofu here and I am sure that the Japanese tofu would disintegrate if fried. Didn't buy the soft onion either as I would have to buy a kilo.

So here's the recipe for the Pad Thai noodles:

Prep: pre boil 200g flat noodles and keep aside
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil. I use Olive. Any vegetable oil would do
  • Add a tablespoon of finely chopped garlic
  • Once the garlic turns cream in colour, add 250 g of chopped boneless chicken (the original recipe calls for tofu too). I used leg cuts which I get from Meghna Agro at Pali Naka, Bandra
  • Stir till the chicken becomes whitish and is cooked
  • Move chicken to one side of the pan with a ladle
  • In the remaining liquid (a mix of oil and chicken fat add a tablespoon ff sugar, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce (no more salt required) and 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce. These sauces are fairly easily available at Grocery stores at Bandra, Nature's Basket...Crawford Market of course
  • Crack 1 to 2 egg on this. Let the egg firm a bit
  • Add the boiled noodles and toss in the egg so that the egg begins to coat the noodles. Add 2 tablespoons of water and let the water dry up
  • Push in the chicken from the side and stir vigorously
  • Add a bowl full of diced carrots and spring onions and chopped bell peppers. Stir and switch off gas. You want the vegetables to retain their crunch.
  • Top with bean sprouts and serve
I was a bit nervous as K doesn't like flat or soft noodles but she apparently liked this.

I did too. Specially the part that I came home from the gym and cooked it. Hardly took any time or effort to be honest.


Comments

Sassy Fork said…
Oh my God....that looks terrific!!!
Purba said…
No crushed peanuts and lemon? It looks yummy though and very very healthy.
Priya said…
Soooooo tempting pad thai noodles..
The knife said…
Crushed peanuts are added at the end...K is not too fond of peanuts in food so I skipped it
Scarlett said…
Knife, you are at your best when sharing recipes :)

And thank God you didn't go to Masterchef India! No place for global cuisine chefs on THAT horrid show! :P
The knife said…
@Scarlett: can't imagine myself there