Thursday, November 17, 2005

Phad Thai (Thai Fried Noodles)

I have been looking for a good phad thai recipe and finally found something that is different. This recipe uses fish sauce, tamarind juice and palm sugar - a combination that I am curious to try. The result was truly delicious. You can adjust the flavour by meddling with the above 3 ingredients. If you like salty, add more fish sauce, sourness, add more tamarind juice. For sweet dish, add more sugar.


500g rice noodles (I used ipoh hor fun. You can also use glass noodles)
200g fresh prawns, shelled and deveined
3 tbsp dried shrimps, soaked
1 medium size onion, sliced thinly
5-7 clove garlic, chopped
5 tbsp fish sauce
5 tbsp tamarind juice
4 tbsp palm sugar
100-200g bean sprouts
2-3 tsp ground dried chilli (I omitted this because of my kids)
2 large fresh chillies, seeded and sliced thinly
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
prawn stock
peanut oil

chopped toasted peanuts
lime wedges
cilantro & scallions

1. Mix fish sauce, tamarind juice and palm sugar till sugar dissolves, set a side
2. Heat oil and stir fry fresh prawns till they turned pink, remove and set aside
3. Fry onions till translucent and add chopped garlic till fragrant
4. Add dried shrimps and stir through for about 1 min
5. Add noodles and toss it with the ingredients in the wok
6. Add a few tbsp of prawn stock to soften the noodles
7. Push noodles aside and pour beaten eggs
8. Once eggs set, scramble and toss it with the noodles
9. Add cooked prawns and pour fish sauce mixture and stir well and ensure that the noodles are well-coated
10. Add bean sprouts, fresh chillies and stir till well blend heat it through for a few minutes. If noodles too dry, add more stock.
11. Serve hot with sprinkle of chopped peanuts, cilantro and scallions and a few squeezes of lime


FooDcrazEE said...

u r a very diversify cook....good job and lucky me, i have my own thai chef who can cook for me ....*chuckle*

Zurynee said...

foodcrazee thank you for your compliment and I am so jealous of you :(

rokh said...

yum yum, and to think back of my meager fried meehoon for lunch just now. how i wish i had yours!

lizanoor said...

is de ipoh horfun noodles the one u laid 4 us last weekend 4 the horfun?

Zurynee said...

rokh ;)

lizanoor Yes dear, that is the one :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

wow... my family love this dish. Thanks for your simple recipe... will try it out soon...cos all ingredients are so easy to access.... Thanks again.

Li said...


Just want you to know that i love your recipes! Being 'stuck' in Canberra as my hubby works here, the chinese food is so darn expensive and i seldom get to eat out. I've been looking for recipes that remind me of Singapore. How i miss S'pore!! Wish i could move back but i can't =( Can't wait to go back for holiday in December. =)))) Thanx a bunch!!!!!!!

ps: Share a little secret with you. There's this stall (front row stalls in front of the post office.. same row as McDonalds but on the left) in Aljunied that sells really yummy 'penang' food. I've been dreaming of the penang fried kway teow. Darn shiok!!! Cheap too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

i was wondering is palm sugar the same as the normal sugar?

thanks in advanced.


Zurynee said...

Thanks Li :-)

Hi Hana, palm sugar is not the same as normal sugar. You can use brown sugar to replace.