I was so excited to take this cooking class during my stay at the gorgeous Banyan Tree Bangkok. We also made a delicious Thai Pomelo Salmon Salad, but of course the star was the famous Thai dish Pad Thai.
This dish is so delicious, savory and sweet, it's definitely a crowd pleasing favorite!
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/8 cup shallots
- 4 prawns or shrimps
- 1 tbsp turnips
- 1/2 cup rice noodles
- 1/4 cup vegetable stock
- 1/8 cup tofu
- 1/8 cup peanuts
- 1 tbsp dried prawns
- 1/3 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp bean sprouts
- 1 tbsp chives
- 1/4 cup pad thai sauce
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 1 wedge lime
- 1/3 tbsp green mango
Heat up the vegetable oil in the wok. Add the shallots, tofu, and turnip. Saute
Add prawns and cook until slightly pink. Add the noodles and pour in the vegetable stock
Cook until the noodles are softened
Add the pad thai sauce and toss. Add peanuts, dried prawn, chive, and bean sprouts. Toss and remove from heat
Plate it nicely on a serving plate. Garnish with chives, lime wedge, and chopped peanuts
The pad thai is really easy to make, it's just a matter of assembling the ingredients!
You can pick up these gorgeous dried shrimp at your local Asian supermarket or online here.
You can also find pickled radish online or at the Asian grocery store. Don't skip this ingredient, you can technically live without it, but it does make the pad thai so much better and more authentic.
Cut the tofu into thin rectanguler strips.
You can pick up the dried noodles online.
Heat up the vegetable oil in the wok. Add the shallots, tofu, and turnip. Saute everything and then add the prawns and cook until slightly pink. Add the noodles and pour in the vegetable stock. Cook until the noodles are softened
Add the pad thai sauce and toss.
Add peanuts, dried prawn, chive, and bean sprouts. Toss and remove from heat
You can make pad thai sauce from scratch, using tamarind paste like pictured below but we just made pad thai with a premade sauce and it was great!
You can pick it up online here
After plating your noodles, garnish on top with chives, lime wedge, and chopped peanuts