Pad See Eww is a perfect combination of flat rice noodle with savoury stir fry sauce and fresh green vegetables. Very fast and easy to make at home with simple everyday ingredients under 20 minutes!
What is Pad See Eww
“Pad See Eww” which means stir fried soy sauce noodle is a Chinese influenced Thai favorite noodle dish. Its unique taste and attraction of its serving appearance makes this dish so special. One of the best Asian noodles just like our favorites – Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Chow Fun, Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, etc.
So, it is not a surprise that this delicious chewy fried rice noodle is being one of the most popular street foods in Thailand besides Pad Thai and Khao Pad. Nowadays, it’s commonly eaten not only in Thailand but also in around the world. It’s available at most Thai restaurants in wide Asia, Europe and even in some parts of UK and US.
We can cook this much-loved street noodles in a very quick time at home if all the required ingredients are well prepared beforehand. You can easily find all these necessary ingredients at your local supermarkets or grocery stores.
I love Pad See Eww so much that I make it very often at home and our whole family love it too. It will take only 20 mins to cook with easy steps. So, let’s prepare the necessary ingredients!
Ingredients you will need
Noodles – Dried flat rice noodle is the main ingredient in making Pad See Eww, you can buy it at supermarkets or grocery stores easily. As I’ve always mentioned, rice noodle are healthier and low fat in content when compared with flour made noodles. For me, I also love the taste of rice noodles as it gives more Asian vibes, I believe.
Flexible Protein Sources – In this recipe, you can use boneless skinless chicken thigh meat here. But anyway, you can sub this protein source with beef, prawns, squid, boneless fish meats, or mixed seafood! Aside from chicken, I highly recommend cooking with mixed seafood. Because the dish will become sweeter and tastier with the natural juices got from seafood when cooked. Eggs are exactly necessary for savory tasting and I think everyone loves to have eggs combined with fried noodles or fried rice dishes, it’s like a habitual thing for most Asian cuisines’ culture.
Vegetables – Chinese broccoli(Gai Lan), Choy sum, Bok Choy, Pak Choy are ideal vegetables to add in this dish. These greens are very nutritious and contain vitamins which are beneficial for health.
Sauces – Oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, dark soy sauce and fish sauce are considered necessary. We have to include all types of soy sauces without missing or skipping one in order to get the perfect Pad See Eww’s real taste. These mentioned sauces can be easily bought at most supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.
What is the difference of Pad Thai and Pad See Eww?
Pad See Eww is a bit different from Pad Thai in both recipe and taste, while Pad Thai goes to sweeter and nuttier side, Pad See Eww goes for salty side more. It’s well-adjusted with a touch of sour and a delightful chargrilled flavor. Besides, it is very alike to Malaysia Char Kway Teow. Moreover, it’s also a bit similar with Chinese Beef Chow Ho Fun. But the ingredients of Pad See Eww and Chow Fun are somewhat dissimilar. While Beef Chow Fun includes mung bean sprouts and scallions, Pad See Eww focus on Chinese broccoli and fish sauce.
How to Serve This Dish
I’m sure that lime juice or lemonade will be perfect as drink choice together with this dish. Because of the tinge of sour taste can ease your fullness especially when you eat stir fried dishes.
How to make Chili Dipping Sauce
It’s vital sauce to eat together with Pad See Eww. It’s my favorites sauce ever… its taste is too exotic and scent’s so nice, it can be eaten together with other stir fried dishes too. The required ingredients are not very hard to find and they are cupboard friendlies as well.
Chili, garlic cloves, fresh lime, soy sauce, and sugar are all that you can find them at any nearby supermarkets or maybe you’ve already have them at your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator.
For making this compatible chili sauce to eat together with Pad See Eww, you need to finely chop the chili and garlic and mix with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl.
How To Make Pad See Eww
Cut chicken into thin slices. Mix with 1tsp light soy sauce and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
To make chilli sauce, finely chopped the chilli and garlic and mix with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl. Set aside
To make the stir fry sauce, mix all the ingredients from sauce list in a bowl and set aside.
Cut choy sum into large pieces, stems and leaves separated. Rougly chop garlic cloves.
Boil noodles into boiling water to 4-5 minutes, strain it and mix with 1 tsp of oil and set it aside. ( Cook by the packet instructions. )
Heat the pan with 2 tbsp of oil and fry the egg the leave it aside.
Add marinated chicken and stir fry till the chicken has nice color. Add the choy sum stems first stir for few seconds, then add the leaves and rice noodle.
Pour the stir fry sauce, mix all the ingredients and sauces well and stir fry for 1-2 minutes with high heat until the sauces are absorbed in the noodle then mix with the fried egg.
Transfer to serving plate. Serve immediately! Enjoy!
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Pad See Ew
- 200 g Dry flat rice noodle
- 200 g Boneless chicken thigh
- 3-4 Choy sum/Chinese brocolli Stalks
- 2 Eggs
- 3-4 cloves Garlic
- 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Sweet soy sauce
- 2 tsp Dark soy sauce
- 1 tsp Fish Sauce
- 3 tbsp Cooking oil
Chilli Dipping Sauce
- 4-5 Chilli
- 2-3 cloves Garlic
- ½ tbsp Fresh Lime juice
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- ½ tsp Sugar
- To make chilli sauce, finely chopped the chilli and garlic and mix with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl. Set aside
- To make the stir fry sauce, mix all the ingredients from sauce list in a bowl and set aside.
- Cut chicken into thin slices. Mix with 1tsp light soy sauce and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cut choy sum into large pieces, stems and leaves separated. Rougly chop garlic cloves.
- Boil noodles into boiling water to 4-5 minutes, strain it and mix with 1 tsp of oil and set it aside. ( Cook by the packet instructions. )
- Heat the pan with 2 tbsp of oil and fry 2 eggs and set aside.
- add marinated chicken and stir fry till the chicken has nice color.
- Add the choy sum stems first stir for few seconds, then add the leaves and rice noodle.
- Pour the stir fry sauce, mix all the ingredients and sauces well and stir fry for 1-2 minutes with high heat till the sauces are absorbed in the noodle.
- Mix the fried egg with the noodles.
- Delicious Pad See Ew is ready! Serve immediately! Enjoy!
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