By Just Call Me Martha on October 31, 2002
Photo by FrenchBunny
Photo by FrenchBunny
"I think this is a great Pad Thai recipe - quick and easy. It's certainly a favourite in our house. I would suggest making a double batch of the sauce, so the dish is even more flavorful. For those with milder tastes, cut back on the red pepper flakes. The recipe as is has quite a bite to it. This isn't a "authentic" Pad Thai recipe, so if that's what you are looking for, then this may not be it."
Serving Size: 1 (217 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I adjusted the noodles down to 1/2 pound per Martha's instructions to me, but doubled the sauce anyway - I like stuff juicy - and this was perfect! Thanks - I've been looking for a pad thai recipe and I have definitely found a real keeper. "
"The taste is pretty good, but I'm not sure about the measurements. I think 1 lb of noodles is too much. The same goes for the chicken and shrimp. It turned out too dry. There wasn't enough sauce."
"I had read all 86 of the reviews.... Is this an authentic Pad Thai...no...but your description of this recipe says it is not an authentic. Is this recipe good....no...it is a delicious recipe..... But a definite must in doubling the sauce or even tripling for sure. To the sauce I did add 1 Tbs of peanut butter only because I like the taste of peanut butter in my Pad Thai's. Also I cooked the chicken first then added the shrimp, being that chicken takes a little longer than shrimps. And I did cook my noodles according to the package directions. Otherwise made the recipe as it is. Served mine with some edamame beans.....This really made for a very yummy lunch. I have actually made this again this past week with Pork tenderloin thinly sliced with some shrimps, and that turned out really delicious too....Definitely has a good bite to it with the garlic chili sauce...especially when you are doubling the sauce. Really doesn't need the extra pepper flakes at all. Thanks for sharing a quick wonderful tasting recipe Martha !! We all enjoyed it."
"Made this for dinner tonight, the noodles did not cook all the way in ten minutes, they were still hard. Also I did as many others suggested and doubled the sauce, and added the peanut butter. There was still not enough sauce! It had great flavor, although a little too salty for our taste! I may try again... but will have to tweak."
"Super! I've recently been hitting the Asian recipes pretty hard and I am always looking for things that are easy to cook, with tasty results. This works!"
"My family enjoyed this dish. I doubled up on the sauce used a finer noodle (only one on hand), added snow peas, tofu in addition to the chicken shrimp and eggs. This was totaly enjoyable and I would definitely makes this again."
"So I decided to make this recipe today but incorporated some of my own cooking experience and deviated a little from the recipe. 1. MAKE DOUBLE THE SAUCE OR CUT THE AMOUNT OF NOODLES IN HALF!!! Absolutely necessary for it to taste good. 2. Use the white parts of the green onion and add with garlic. The white onion part will make the shrimp have a great flavor. 3. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of sauce onto the shrimp and chicken (I used tofu) to let the marinade soak into the ingredients. 4. After adding the noodles, if you see that the noodles are drying up, add room temp water until it moisten up a little. Do not add too much or else the noodles will become soggy. 5. I added fresh red peppers (sliced) at the end with the cilantro and green onion instead of red chili flakes at the beginning. This makes the dish spicier. Overall great dish."
"I loved this recipe it definitely taste authentic, but like other reviews I doubled the sauce, and used a 1/2 pound of noodles it was just right. I used, oyster sauce, and I did not have peanut oil so I used sesame oil. Instead of sugar I used Asia chili sauce and peanut sauce. . It was delicious, will make again for my daughter and husband. ?"
"Great recipe! I too recommend at least doubling the sauce. If you really want the flavor to pop try adding a half teaspoon of curry powder. I do this all the time now and it's awesome!! Thanks."
"Made as directed. Rather like stirfry, this is quickly put together if you patiently assemble the prep beforehand. My husband is not generally a Pad Thai lover, I was indulging myself with this recipe, but he loved it, wants it again! Go figure! So thanks for a great recipe :) Made for Name That Ingredient Tag Game"
"This was totally fantastic! I doubled up on the sauce, just because I prefer a wet pasta or dry. I had left overs and sent it over to my sister (daughter went to go visit her) and my sister's neighbor was visiting her, they both raved and loved this recipe!<br/>They asked for a copy. I told them to visit recipezaar :)<br/>Thank you for a fantastic meal. I have tried other Pad Thai recipes, but my family insist's this is the BEST!! I have made it many times and will continue to do so."
"This is really good! Next time I think I'll make twice the amount of sauce, as it was a little drier than I would have liked. But I loved it and will make it again."
"Quick, easy and delicious. I will be making this again. Thank you."
"This is an awesome recipe. I doubled it, and added a little peanut butter (I love peanut butter) and used fresh shrimp. It was easy and it turned out just perfect. WE LOVED IT! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was a good simple dish, but I don't think I will make it again. I tripled the sauce, which was good, but the ketchup smell was not appetizing."
"The need to review this recipe is way over due. This is an awesome recipe, so easy and tasty. I also suggest that you double the sauce.
For the chili-garlic sauce. I use sweet chili sauce and mix it with mince garlic.
Also I never have freash shrimp availible. So I normally cook the chicken then add the cooked (thawed) frozen shrimp in last minute before adding the sauce and egg."
"Flavor was very good, but 1Lb of noodles is enough. The sauce went the distance with 1 Lb, but the with the other 1/2 lb, probably wouldn't have cut it. Make it to these specs and you will not be disappointed!"
"Made this tonight and it was very yummy. I took the suggestions to double the sauce and it was perfect. Will definitely make this recipe again. It's a keeper :)"
"My husband and I both thought this recipe was okay. It is nothing like the dish we get at the Thai restaurant in town. I thought it was too try. Maybe need to do as others have said and double the sauce."