Pad See Ew is literary translated to mean "Fried Soya Sauce" as 'Pad means Fried' and 'See Ew means Soya Sauce'.
This is a Chinese influenced noodle dish and you will need to get the freshest ingredients for Thai recipes like this. In fact, the secret of this dish is all in the fresh noodles!
We Thais love to take this for lunch or supper.
Chinese broccoli or 'kai lan' is commonly used in the dish. My memory of my younger days at the hawker stall in Hatyai ordering a serving of this noodle dish and wanting English broccoli instead of the normal Chinese broccoli means that I have to pay more for it.
As a child, I used to stand at the hawker stall staring at the fire roaring up into the big wok as the hawker is busy taking orders and frying and collecting money all at the same time. (Now, who says "men cannot multi-task"?). Then you would sit at a bench beside the hawker stall to eat whilst it is hot.
The best way to cook Pad See Ew is to use charcoal as the high heat yields the breath of the wok flavor. For home cooking, it is best to cook in individual servings as the household stove does not give you that same 'commercial' flame.
Pad See Ew Thai Recipe:
From The Thai Kitchen:
* 250g fresh flat white noodles
* 1 small onion (sliced)
* 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
* 100g chinese broccoli
* 175g pork fillet (sliced)
* 1 large egg
* 3 tbs cooking oil
Seasoning Ingredients - to taste:
* 1/2 tbs dark soy sauce
* 1 tbs light soy sauce
* 2 tbs oysters sauce
* 3/4 tsp sugar
* 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1. Heat the cooking oil in the wok
2. Fry the onion and garlic till golden
3. Add the sliced pork and fry until nearly cooked
4. Add the egg into the wok
5. Before egg is cooked, add the noodles and all the seasoning ingredients
6. Stir fry on high heat until all ingredients are well mixed in
7. Taste and adjust the flavoring if required
8. Serve hot on a plate
Insider Secret Tips:
1. For best results, use fresh flat white noodles
2. For best results, it is highly recommended that you cook individual servings instead of the whole packet of noodles in the one go
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