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How to Make Perfect Pad Thai Noodles


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Soak the Noodles.
How to Make Perfect Pad Thai Noodles

Soaking the pad Thai rice noodles

For a 1-page version of this recipe, see my: Chicken Pad Thai Recipe, OR for an easier version, see: Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe.

Step 1:Warm a pot of water on the stove until just before boiling. Remove from heat and immerse rice noodles. Allow to sit while you prepare the other ingredients.


  • 8-10 oz. thin Thai-style rice noodles (or enough for 2-3 people)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups raw chicken breast or thigh meat, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • optional: 2 eggs
  • 3 spring (green) onions, sliced
  • approx. 1 cup fresh coriander
  • 1/3 cup crushed or roughly chopped peanuts (or other nuts, such as cashews)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • 3/4 Tbsp. tamarind paste (available at Asian/Indian food stores)
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1-3 tsp. chili sauce (depending how spicy you want it)
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. brown sugar (more or less to taste)

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