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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Yeo

Recipe - Phad Thai (Stir-fried Thai Rice Noodles) - Serves 4

Phad Thai is a traditional rice noodle dish available at street stalls and restaurants in Thailand. Its unique mix of sweet, savoury, tangy and spicy flavours has made it a popular favourite in Singapore too.


Tamarind Purée - 1 and 1/2 tablespoons

Oyster Sauce - 1/2 tablespoons

Fish Sauce - 2 tablespoons

Palm Sugar or Brown Sugar - 2 to 3 tablespoons

Ground Peanuts - 1/4 cup


Spring Onion or Chives - cut into 3 cms/ 1 1/4 pieces

Beansprouts - 1 and 1/2 cup

Firm Tofu (Tau Kwa) - 1 pack (thinly sliced)

Chicken (Breast or Thigh) - 120g to 150g

Prawn - about 10 to 12 prawns

Fresh or Dried Rice Noodles - 125g

Lime Wedges (according to preference)

Ground Chilli, Crushed Red Pepper or Cayenne Pepper - 1 to 2 tablespoons

Cooking Method:

  1. To make the Phad Thai sauce, add tamarind purée, brown sugar, fish sauce and oyster sauce in a small bowl and mix together.

  2. Add some oil into the pan.

  3. Add the onion.

  4. Add the garlic and stir-fry till fragrant.

  5. Add the chicken.

  6. Add the prawns.

  7. Cook till ingredients are fully cooked.

  8. Add the beansprouts and firm tofu.

  9. Add the spring onion and stir till all the ingredients and flavours are mixed together.

  10. Add the eggs. Once the eggs are cooked, mix together with all the ingredients.

  11. Add the rice noodles and mix evenly and cook for 2 minutes.

  12. Add the Phad Thai sauce and some salt and pepper.

  13. Add crushed red pepper, ground chilli or cayenne pepper and ground peanuts. Mix everything together.

  14. Garnish with more spring onion. Add more crushed red pepper or ground chilli if you desire a stronger, spicy flavour. For a tangy flavour, add a dash of lime.

  15. Dish is ready to be served.

Enjoy your Phad Thai!


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