Pad Thai with Shrimp
Pad Thai, Som Tum, and Tom Yung Koong run neck in neck as the most popular of all of Thailand's meals but Pad Thai is the King of Thailand's noodle dishes.
Made all over the world, Pad Thai is made with rice noodles, fish sauce, tamarind juice (paste), eggs, salt, sugar, and garnished with bean sprouts, paprika, sugar, chili, chives, and lime. Ground peanuts are often added as a finishing touch.
The great thing about Pad Thai is whether you make it with vegetables, seafood, shrimp, chicken, pork or beef, the Pad Thai always has a fabulous tastes. In the past, Pad Thai could be found throughout Bangkok for 10 baht. It is a rarity to find it for 15 baht nowadays. Yesterday while at the market I bought one order of Hoy Tod (Fried Oyster Omelet) and four orders of Pad Thai with shrimp. Total cost — 175 baht ($5.85). Tasty, inexpensive, and filling, you simply can not go wrong with Pad Thai.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time Necessary: 60-90 minutes