This is my favorite Pad Thai creation. After I started making it at home, I could never go back. This is a full meal, suitable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Please enjoy!

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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 bowl with enough hot water to cover; soak noodles until soft, about 10 minutes. Strain.

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  • Combine sugar, water, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, and tamarind in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Heat peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; stir just until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add eggs; cook and stir until almost set, 2 to 3 minutes. Add strained noodles to egg mixture; stir in 1/2 of the sauce. Continue to cook and stir noodle mixture until hot, adding additional sauce as desired, 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle paprika and chili powder over the noodles.

  • Layer lettuce on a serving dish or in individual bowls; drizzle with flaxseed oil. Place noodle mixture on lettuce; garnish with bean sprouts, green onion, cilantro, and peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes:

Fish sauce can be omitted for a vegetarian version.

Substitute peanut oil for a mixture of sesame and canola oils, if desired. You can also substitute chives for the green onion and spring mix, spinach, or baby lettuces for the chopped lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

806.7 calories; protein 16.6g 33% DV; carbohydrates 109.1g 35% DV; fat 35.3g 54% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; sodium 1244.2mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
This was very good! I recommend having all the ingredients prepped & ready before cooking. It comes together quick! My rice noodles required a bit of cooking; not sure if I should have used hotter water or if it was due to a brand difference. I used macadamia nut oil & sesame oil since that was on hand, otherwise it was made as stated. Next time I will reduce the sugar, since it was a bit too sweet for me. It was flavorful and could be used as the whole meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2016
The noodles were very good but with the lettuce and sprouts it was a very odd combination. Next time I'd just make the noodles with chicken in it and serve it hot without the lettuce. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
This was very good! I recommend having all the ingredients prepped & ready before cooking. It comes together quick! My rice noodles required a bit of cooking; not sure if I should have used hotter water or if it was due to a brand difference. I used macadamia nut oil & sesame oil since that was on hand, otherwise it was made as stated. Next time I will reduce the sugar, since it was a bit too sweet for me. It was flavorful and could be used as the whole meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2017
The flavors were great! I added shrimp snow peas and tofu to mine....incredible! The only problem was the noodles but that was my fault. I soaked the noodles like the recipe said to but I didn't realize until later that the noodle package said to boil the noodles. My bad. Just be sure to check the package and do what it says. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2016
The noodles were very good but with the lettuce and sprouts it was a very odd combination. Next time I'd just make the noodles with chicken in it and serve it hot without the lettuce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2017
Crunchy and delicious. Didn't have flax seed oil so I didn't use (or miss) it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2019
I was looking for a new pad Thai sauce so I used just that part of the recipe. It was amazing perfect for my pad Thai. I tripled the recipe for a full pack of rice noodles. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2016
I added an extra tablespoon of soy sauce and a little more chili powder. Great noodle bowl! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2016
This was delicious! My noodles should have been softer and it was still good. I also didn't have Tamarind and it was still good.:) yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2016
I liked it but prefer spicier food. Also the Tamarind concentrate was difficult to find. I finally found it at Whole Foods and it was nearly 12 for a 4 oz jar....yowzer! Also who the heck has flaxseed oil on hand? I skipped the oil since I already broke the bank on the Tamarind. I stir fried some top sirloin cut up/seasoned with salt pepper garlic powder and added that. My wife will probably like this because she can't tolerate anything spicy. Next time I'll probably use shrimp in the dish. Thanks for this recipe Read More