Adapted from Foolproof Thai Cooking. Delicious, quick, authentic tasting. Combines the essential Thai flavors of sweet, sour, hot, and spicy. Two thumbs up from my household. Very open to improvisation. The garnishes are mixed in just before serving.Have all ingredients ready before beginning since cooking will happen quickly.
I have made this with fettuccine noodles to stellar results when I can't find rice noodles.
If I have it, I add: approximately 1 tsp-1 T tamarind paste (to fish sauce), 1-2 T dried daikon radish (with garlic).
With chicken, if I have time, I marinate it in a yogurt, tandoor, and lemon marinade for several hours.
The chili sauce I use is Maersi brand in soybean oil.