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Pad Thai, also called Phad Thai or Phat Thai, is a Thai style stir-fried rice noodles served mainly as a street food in Thailand. It is recorded by CNN Go at number 5 as one of the World’s 50 most delicious foods in 2011. This dish is more popular in the Western country than in Thailand itself. It is made with dried rice noodles drenched in hot water, then stir-fried with sliced firm tofu, eggs, proteins like prawns, chicken, beef or pork plus vegetables like bean sprouts, coriander leaves, or garlic chives, in a tangy sauce made up of fish sauce, tamarind pulp, garlic, red chillies and palm sugar. Then garnish with coarsely chopped peanuts and serve with lime wedges. For my gluten free version, I am using soaked gluten free Pad Thai noodles (Chang’s), stir-fried with prawns, firm tofu, beansprouts garlic chives in a flavourful sauce made of sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, tamarind puree, garlic and sugar. Garnish with roughly chopped unsalted roasted peanuts and served with lime wedges.


Gluten Free Pad Thai


The origin of this Thailand cuisine is thought to be Chinese as its full name is kway teow pad Thai, kway teow in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect, means Thai style stir-fried rice noodles. While others alleged it is of Vietnamese origin, brought into Ayutthaya by Vietnamese traders. Pad Thai was very popular during the Second World War and made famous in Thailand by its then prime minister and field marshal, Plaek Phibunsongkhram. It is now one of Thailand’s national dishes. No famous Thai restaurants throughout the world will be complete without this much loved Pad Thai dish.


Pad Thai



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