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Recipe - "Pad Thai Gai" style noodles.

posted 28 Mar 2011, 05:47 by Phil Young   [ updated 5 Apr 2011, 12:48 ]
The double quotes in the title are deliberate as it's only loosely based on an actual Pad Thai Gai recipe I found online.
Serves 2ish.

  • 2 Chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • Enough noodles for 2
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced (on a diagonal)
  • 3 spring onions thinly sliced (on a diagonal)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • heaped teaspoon of very lazy garlic (or equivalent fresh chopped garlic)
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce (Nam Pla)
  • 1 teaspoon of soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili sauce
  • Some oil (I used olive oil)


There looks like a lot of ingredients, but it's quite quick to cook once everything is prepped.
  1. Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the packet (mine took 4 mins).
    Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside for later.
  2. Scramble the egg with a little oil in a hot wok for 30 seconds or so.
    Set aside for later.
  3. Fry the onion and garlic for a few mins in a little oil.
  4. Add the chicken and chili sauce and stir-fry until the chicken is almost cooked.
  5. Add the carrots and spring onions and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Mix the lime juice, brown sugar and fish sauce together.
  7. Add the above sauce, cooked noodles, bean sprouts and egg back to the pan and mix through well.
  8. Serve immediately.
If you're feeling adventurous, garnish with coriander and some chopped roast peanuts.
Hmm, it tasted a lot nicer than this picture looks!