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Pad See Ew:
Savor the Comfort of Thai Stir-Fried Noodles

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Pad See Ew, which translates to "stir-fried soy sauce," is a super tasty Thai dish that gets its incredible flavor from soy sauce. It's got this fantastic mix of sweet, salty, and umami tastes, along with a bit of smokiness from being cooked at super-high heat in a wok or skillet. You'll love the chewy texture of the wide rice noodles and the fresh, crunchy veggies in the mix.

Pad See Ew is a true street food gem in Thailand, and its popularity has spread to Thai restaurants around the globe. Its comforting and flavorful nature makes it a hit with people of all ages and tastes. The dish is also versatile, allowing you to customize it with your choice of protein and veggies and even adjust the level of sweetness or saltiness to your liking.

Give it a try, and you'll see why it's such a favorite!

Makes 2 - 4 servings


  • 8 oz wide rice noodles, cooked according to package instructions

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups Chinese broccoli or regular broccoli, chopped

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

  • White pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and fish sauce. Set aside.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  3. Add the sliced chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes until cooked through.

  4. Push the chicken to one side of the skillet and crack the eggs on the other side.

  5. Scramble the eggs and cook for about 1-2 minutes until they are fully cooked and slightly set.

  6. Add the chopped broccoli to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until it starts to soften but still retains a slight crunch.

  7. Add the cooked rice noodles to the skillet and pour the prepared sauce mixture over the noodles.

  8. Toss everything together, ensuring that the noodles, chicken, and vegetables are all evenly coated with the sauce.

  9. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to slightly thicken.

  10. Season with white pepper to taste and give everything a final stir to combine.

  11. Remove from heat and transfer the Pad See Ew to a serving platter or individual plates.


Optional garnishes include lime wedges, crushed red pepper flakes, or chopped cilantro for added flavor and color. Serve immediately and enjoy this delicious Thai classic at home!


Tips for making the perfect Pad See Ew:

  1. Make sure your skillet or wok is hot before adding the ingredients to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.

  2. Use a large skillet or wok to give the ingredients enough space to cook and mix together properly.

  3. If you can't find wide rice noodles, you can substitute them with regular rice noodles or even flat wheat noodles. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.

  4. For a vegetarian version, you can swap the chicken for tofu or simply increase the amount of vegetables. Replace the oyster sauce with a vegetarian oyster sauce or mushroom sauce, and use a vegetarian fish sauce substitute or soy sauce.

  5. Feel free to customize your Pad See Ew with your favorite protein or vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or snow peas.

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