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Phad Thai with Chicken

Phad Thai is traditionally served as a street food in Thailand, but here's a simple and delicious recipe for you to make it at home


8 oz. dried flat rice noodles

1-1 1/2 cups chopped chicken
3 tbsp. oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1/4 cup water (may need more if noodles are dry)
4 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
oyster/soy sauce for flavor
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed
1-2 green onion, cut into 1″ pieces
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup ground roasted peanuts
lime wedges


Soak rice noodles in warm water until soft. Drain and set aside.

Heat a frying pan until hot and add oil. Add garlic and brown slightly. Add chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add egg and scramble until almost cooked through. Reduce temperature if necessary. Add rice noodles and stir fry until translucent, adding some water if needed. When noodles start to stick, add fish sauce, sugar, pepper flakes, rice vinegar, oyster/soy sauce and green onions. Continue to cook mixture until dry.

Garnish with bean sprouts, peanuts and lime.

Other ingredients such as fried tofu or prawns may be used in place of chicken.  Bottled phad thai sauce is also available at Uwajimaya.