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Thai Pad See Ew Noodles

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I love to make my own rice noodles from scratch for a more rustic, homemade vibe to this Thai pad see ew, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with store-bought – it certainly speeds things up! Ready in a flash, this stir-fried noodle dish is heaven, and the chilli vinegar really takes it to another level.




45 minutes (inc making noodles)

10 minutes


200g (7 oz / 0.4 lbs) chicken thighs, sliced into thin, bite-sized pieces

3 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

pinch of ground white pepper

2 tbsp vegetable oil

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

100g (0.2 lbs) Chinese broccoli (gai larn), cut into bite-sized pieces

350g store-bought fresh rice noodles

2 tsp dark soy sauce

½ tsp sugar

chilli powder to serve


Homemade rice noodles:

(Makes enough for a stir-fry for 2 people)

1 cup (4.25 oz) rice flour

1/3 cup (1.6 oz) tapioca starch

1 tsp sea salt

1¼ cups (10 oz) water, plus extra if needed.

vegetable oil


Chilli vinegar:

¼ cup (2 oz) white vinegar

1 long red chilli, finely sliced


Instructions for chilli vinegar:

Step 1

To make chilli vinegar, combine ingredients and set aside.

Instructions for noodles:

Step 1

Place rice flour, tapioca starch and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add ½ cup of water and whisk. Then add another ½ cup water and mix vigorously. Add the final ¼ cup of water and check consistency. It should be the consistency of a thin coconut milk. Rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Grease the bottom of two cake tins with vegetable oil. Check the consistency of the rice mixture again and add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed. Pour in a thin layer of the rice flour mixture (no more than 2mm) into one of the cake tins. Rest the tin over a saucepan of boiling water and cover with a lid. Steam for 3-4 minutes or until just set. Brush the top of the noodle sheet with oil.

Step 3

Remove the tin from the heat and slice the noodle sheet into thick strands. Peel noodles out of the cake tin and place onto a greased tray. Repeat until mixture is finished.

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– These noodles are best made the day you’re using them. Keep them covered in the fridge until ready cook.

Instructions for Pad See Ew:

Step 1

Place the chicken in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of the light soy sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Mix to combine. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and stir-fry until almost cooked. Add the Chinese broccoli and stir-fry for another minute.

Step 3

Add the noodles, dark soy sauce, the remaining 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce and sugar. Stir-fry until well combined.

Step 4

Serve with the chilli vinegar and chilli powder.

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Pad See Ew Noodles

We can buy these noodles in the refrigerator section of Whole Foods but they are costly and a small portion. This is a perfect solution

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