Recipe by HeatherFeather
After watching a version of this recipe prepared on "Calling All Cooks" on the Food Network by a lady named Poolie who was from Thailand, I immediately wanted to give it a try. I had to watch the episode several times to get the recipe correct - as the version they provided was not exactly as described by Poolie while she cooked. Poolie seasoned everything to taste, so please take the measurements very loosely and taste & season as you prefer. She did not add anything spicy to this dish. The Thai sweet soy sauce is very dark and thick and sweet - almost syrupy. You would need to look in an Asian foods store to find it. I used seasoned rice wine vinegar instead of the Thai white vinegar, which I was unable to locate. The wide rice noodles resemble slightly wider fettuccine or egg noodles.
Top Review by Hey Jude
This is a good Pad Sieu recipe. Be careful to follow the ingredient portions because I messed up on my first try. My package of rice noodles was 7 ounces and that turned out to be a bit too much...4 ounces was better. If you increase the amount of noodles, meat and vegetables, make sure you increase the amount of seasonings (that's where I messed up). My second try proved this recipe to be a winner! Give it a shot, Thanks HeatherFeather!
- canola oil
- 2 fresh garlic cloves, chopped
- regular soy sauce, to taste
- salt, to taste
- white pepper, to taste
- all-purpose flour or cornstarch, enough to coat meat lightly
- 4 ounces raw chicken (peeled, deveined) or 4 ounces beef (peeled, deveined) or 4 ounces pork, cut into very thin strips (peeled, deveined) or 4 ounces shrimp (peeled, deveined)
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 -2 medium egg, beaten lightly
- 1 teaspoon sweet thai dark soy sauce, to taste (pink label)
- 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce, to taste
- 3⁄4 teaspoon thai white vinegar (sweet) or 3⁄4 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar, to taste
- msg, to taste (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Prepare noodles according to package directions, usually by soaking in water for a specified time,drain and have cut into 1/2 pieces (I used kitchen shears for this) before you been cooking.
- Prep all of your ingredients before you start as this cooks very quickly.
- Have the meat strips in a small bowl.
- Heat oil and garlic in a wok or large deep skillet on about medium or medium high heat and saute for about 1 minute.
- Sprinkle the meat quickly with salt& pepper, sprinkle lightly with some soy sauce, and just a little cornstarch or flour to coat very lightly and add to the pan.
- Stir fry until almost cooked (just a few minutes- try not to overcook), then add the broccoli (if using shrimp, add with the broccoli) and stir fry another couple of minutes (it will still be rather crisp).
- Lower heat to medium, add noodles, and stir fry to heat together- about 1-2 minutes.
- Clear a spot in the middle of the pan and pour in the beaten egg- tossing quickly to scramble the egg in that spot, then mixing the cooked egg in with the rest of the ingredients.
- Add remaining seasonings to taste quickly, stir to coat,remove from heat, and serve.