Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe on FoodNetwork by Danny Boome, whom hosts their new show "Rescue Chef." Perfect balance of flavors. We have this at least once a week. It's good even without the shrimp. I double the sauce because our family likes it saucier. I also have all ingredients ready before I begin cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or a large frying pan.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger and saute until lightly golden.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until pink, tossing from time to time. Remove and set aside in a bowl.
  4. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in the same wok or pan and add the egg. Stir to scramble the egg into small pieces, remove and set aside with the shrimp.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and add the soy sauce, fish sauce, rice wine, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar. (I put all these ingredients together in a bowl before I begin cooking). Stir briefly, add the drained noodles and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the bean sprouts, chopped scallions and cilantro. Mix well and continue to cook until the noodles are heated through.
  7. Add the shrimp and egg back into the wok and toss with lime zest and lime juice. Season, if necessary with a little more soy sauce or fish sauce.
  8. Serve on white rice or we just eat them without the rice.
Most Helpful

Excellent dish!! I doubled the recipe and made 4 servings of the sauce as a result. More sauce is needed otherwise it is dry. The amount was perfect for a doubled recipe. This dish is full of flavor! I think next time I make it, I will cut down on the lime zest and juice. It overpowered the rest of the flavors, but adds a nice fresh taste. Thanks for sharing!

khordiyenko March 02, 2010

Really really good! And EASY! Thanks!!!!

LizP June 13, 2010

I love having this recipe to make my own Pad Thai, and these flavors are great. Thanks so much for posting! Made for Spring PAC 2009.

Recipe Reader April 16, 2009