This is a non-spicy, vegetarian version of the traditional Thai cellophane noodle dish. Serve on its own for a quick meal, or with a variety of curries for a more elaborate occasion.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place noodles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 5 minutes, until pliable but not mushy. Drain water and set aside.

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  • Heat oil in wok over medium heat. Add garlic, and fry until brown. Add noodles, and fry until heated through. Push to the side.

  • Break egg into the base of the wok, and mix gently. As it begins to set, break it up and mix it into the noodles. Mix in soy sauce and sugar. Stir in tofu, bean sprouts, peanuts, and cilantro. Remove from heat. Garnish with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

352.1 calories; 9.2 g protein; 46.8 g carbohydrates; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 335 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2004
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
This best thing I can say about this recipe is that it wont clutter up my recipe box any more. If it had any taste I could say it tasted bad but it doesn't If it had any life to it I could say it died but it doesn't if it had any sice to it i could say it is bland but it doesnt. So if you are looking for a tasteless no life meal that has no spice in it at all try this one. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2003
This best thing I can say about this recipe is that it wont clutter up my recipe box any more. If it had any taste I could say it tasted bad but it doesn't If it had any life to it I could say it died but it doesn't if it had any sice to it i could say it is bland but it doesnt. So if you are looking for a tasteless no life meal that has no spice in it at all try this one. Read More
(54)
Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2003
This is not at all authentic. Firstly you must use palm suger in place of white suger. Secondly a 1:1 ratio of fish sauce and lime juice should be added right after the noodles are added to the wok. Chopped fried garlic and "prik kee neuw" (thai hot peppers) give pad thai that hot flavor which is incidently a western convention applied to this dish. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2003
Phad Thai doesn't need to be spicy to be Phad Thai. This recipe was quite bland and had no typical phad Thai taste. It tastes like an American recipe trying to be Asian. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2003
I love real Phad Thai and this was nothing like it even when I added crushed chile peppers. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2004
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! Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2003
The Phad Thai from this recipe was bland-absolutely non spicy unlike the real phad thai-maybe some onions and chilli peppers will spice it up.. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2007
This is not traditional Pad Thai. We found this much too sweet and set off the flavours. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2007
Not nearly enough flavor and I appreciate subtle flavoring. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
I liked this recipe! It turned out really well and my group really liked it too. I am more carnivorous when it comes to eating but this recipe was magnifique! I would greatly approve of usage of this recipe in the future! (terriyaki sauce is really good in this recipe too) wink Read More
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