Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

There are many versions of Pad Thai. I hope you enjoy mine. It took me a summer to get this "right," and I still make adjustments all the time. This is fairly spicy...add less sriracha and more tamarind for a sweeter sauce. After you prepare it once, you will find it is simple to adjust the ingredients (and garnish) to your taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -3 tablespoon peanut oil, for stir-frying
  • 4 ounces bahn pho rice noodles, medium (1/4 of a 16 ounce pkg, for a saucier version I use 1/5 of the bag)
  • 4 ounces extra firm tofu, patted very dry and cubed (I like small cubes)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts (optional)
  • for sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I use creamy and microwave it a few seconds before blending, I'd omit or use less if chopped peanuts)
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute or 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon huy fong sriracha garlic sauce (tall with rooster and green cap)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp (hot & sour soup concentrate that is 100% tamarind liquid, available at Asian grocery)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • garnish

  • 14 lime
  • 14 cup fresh bean sprout, to taste
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts
  • fresh Thai peppers (optional) or dried Thai chiles, to taste (optional)


  1. Soak bahn pho in very hot water to soften while doing prep for rest of dish.
  2. Heat peanut oil over medium high heat in wok or large nonstick pan.
  3. Add tofu and stir-fry until golden.
  4. Add bahn pho, egg, and peanuts (if desired).
  5. Stir-fry until egg is cooked.
  6. Blend sauce ingredients.
  7. Add sauce.
  8. Stir-fry for 1-3 minutes until blended well, bahn pho is completely soft, and sauce is no longer runny (noodles will appear dry rather than wet).
  9. Dump into a big bowl.
  10. Squeeze lime over dish and throw the rest of the garnish on top.
  11. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

I enjoyed this dish, served it up last night with a salad. The sauce was nice, I could have used a little more. And next time I will add some more vegetables. Thanks Jackie!