I can not believe how many people are saying it is good. Ham dinner leftovers deserve much better!!!!
I love traditional Pad Thai, and no this is not it. However When you want a Pad Thai fix and you also need your kids to be able to eat it. This does the trick. I do not agree this is flavorless. It makes me wonder if they are using fresh lime and fresh cilantro. Yes I do add fish sauce too. My kids love this version and I still get my "Pad Thai" I just add my authentic thai chili sauce from our local thai store to my own dish and it is great!!!! If you want real Pad Thai, that is what restrants are for!
As for the water chesnuts, I haven't added them in years and haven't missed them either. The ham I always add in extra ham. Can't have a New Years day without this lucky bringing dish. This is my favorite recipe for ringing it in. Do not let that cabbage scare you or your picky eater. Napa cabbage is extremely mild and if you shred it small enough, no one would ever know it was there. I prefer noticeable but if you have a picky eater, by all means hide the cabbage but don't leave it out! Everyone enjoys this dish, from my "no green in my food" teen, to my vegetarian adult daughter (she gets a ham free version cooked in a small pot to the side.) ENJOY!