Pad Kee Mow, or Drunkard's Noodles, is a popular Thai dish. It is my personal favorite when visiting any Thai restaurant. It is made differently by every cook. My girlfriend and I experimented to come up with this version. Feel free to make alterations to suit your own taste! Many ingredients (Thai basil, fish sauce, palm sugar, etc.) may be difficult to find in a regular supermarket, but you can most likely find them in an Asian market.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk together rice vinegar, fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, red pepper flakes, and black pepper in a large bowl.

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  • Marinate chicken into rice vinegar mixture; set aside while preparing remaining ingredients.

  • Separate rice noodles in warm water, about 5 minutes; drain.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic and onion in the hot oil until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Stir chicken and marinade into onion mixture; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sauce begins to thicken, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir rice noodles, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green onion, and basil leaves into the chicken mixture; cook and stir until sauce is evenly distributed and noodles are tender, 5 minutes more.

Partner Tip

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Nutrition Facts

301 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 1204 mg sodium. 44.9 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
Excellent recipe I used dried rice noodles and regular basil instead of Thai. I used lemon in place of lime and followed the recipe as illustrated. I was completely surprised how wonderful the flavor of this dish turned out! Will be making again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2014
Holy hot! It was too spicy to eat! If the pepper was adjusted this may have been a really good recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
Excellent recipe I used dried rice noodles and regular basil instead of Thai. I used lemon in place of lime and followed the recipe as illustrated. I was completely surprised how wonderful the flavor of this dish turned out! Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
Excellent recipe I used dried rice noodles and regular basil instead of Thai. I used lemon in place of lime and followed the recipe as illustrated. I was completely surprised how wonderful the flavor of this dish turned out! Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
Wow......this recipe is over the top delicious. I did not have palm sugar so I substituted brown sugar. I added some broccoli and mushrooms and only 1/2 package of dried wide rice noodles. If you are not used to using dried noodles the best thing to do with these rice noodles is to pour boiling water over them and let them sit 3-8 minutes until tender. Then drain and let them sit in cold water until you are ready to add them to the pan. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I was craving Thai food and was extremely happy to create something so authentic in my own home--for a LOT less money. I highly recommend using Thai basil in this recipe--it has amazing flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2012
I made this last night because we had some fish sauce and it seemed neat. It was super salty but AWESOME. I did reduce the amount of noodles to 1/2 bag add carrots instead of red pepper and cilantro instead of basil but only because that is what I had on hand. I can't see how you could really mess this up adding/subtracting "chunks" in this recipe because the sauce is so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2012
Loved it but it was incredibly salty. Made my five year old cry. Would cut the fish sauce and soy sauce in 1/2. Is fairly spicy which my husband and older son loved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
This one is a keeper! Everyone loved it! It even rivaled the Pad Kee Mow that I order at my favorite local Thai restaurant. It was quick easy and fabulous! I followed the recipe exactly except that I didn't have quite enough Thai basil and substituted 1 cup regular basil. It was just the right level of spiciness for me. I usually order medium at Thai restaurants. Also - brand/style of fish sauce can make a huge difference. I tried Phad Thai with some milky looking fish sauce - it was disgusting. Squid brand fish sauce is what a Thai friend recommended. It's a clear brown that is much milder and not scary at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2012
Very Tasty and easy to cook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
Delicious!! I followed the sauce recipe exactly and that's what makes this so tasty. I had carrots mushrooms bean sprouts and sugar snap peas I needed to use up so I added those as well as the recipe vegetables. Used about 2/3 of the noodles because I like things a little saucy. Next time I'll go a lot lighter with the pepper flakes because it was very hot! Restaurant quality. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2012
I made a few minor adjustments- used dried rice noodles regular sugar and regular basil. I used thin rice noodles because that's what I had on hand but in the future would definitely use wide. First of all the flavor was AWESOME!! But like pretty much everyone else said ridiculously salty (and I used reduced sodium soy sauce too). The flavor really makes it worth it but I would love to find a way to cut back on the saltiness of this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2012
This recipe was very flavorful and delicious! I used regular basil (instead of Thai Basil) and white sugar (instead of palm sugar). It couldn't have been better! This recipe is spicy due to the red pepper so reduce or omit if you don't like spicy food. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2014
Holy hot! It was too spicy to eat! If the pepper was adjusted this may have been a really good recipe. Read More
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