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Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

Home-cooked Thai noodles are comfort food that you can prepare in under half an hour when you need a satisfying weeknight meal. Thinly sliced pork fillet is ideal, but you can substitute chicken, fish or beef if you prefer.

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Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
2
Ingredients

5 small garlic cloves, roughly chopped

5 birds’ eye chillies, roughly chopped

2 tbsp vegetable oil

200g (7 oz) pork fillet, thinly sliced

1½ tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

300g (10.6 oz) fresh rice noodles*

1 handful Thai holy basil*

Steps
  • Step 1

    Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic and chillies to a rough paste.

  • Step 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add the garlic chilli paste and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the pork and stir-fry until almost cooked. Then add the oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar. Stir-fry for another minute.

  • Step 3

    Add the rice noodles and stir-fry for another half a minute. Then toss through the holy basil. Remove from heat and serve.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – You can use Thai basil or regular Italian as a substitute for the Thai holy basil

    – Cooked spaghetti, dried rice noodles or cooked egg noodles can be used here too.

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May 15, 2023

I have made this recipe several times, except with shrimp and/or tofu. Very simple and quick! And delicious! I don’t have a mortal and postal and use a small food processor/chopper.

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