Nothing quite compares to the food you find in Thailand. Walking through a market, your senses are overwhelmed by the sights and smells of street food.

Whether those smells are the fragrant spices of fresh curry, mouthwatering pad thai cooking in the wok, or greasy fried chicken. Or, maybe walking through the market you encounter one of the stranger foods-- like the spiky, pungent smelling durian fruit, likened to rotting garbage or a mix of custard and blue cheese.

Durian

From the weird to the wonderful, fried bugs to papaya salad, one thing’s for sure-- if you’re planning on visiting Thailand, come prepared to eat lots of delicious food!

Finding Thai food at home as good as what you find in Thailand can be a challenge. Luckily, we have a pad thai recipe for you! It’s super easy to make and tastes (almost) as good as it does in Thailand. 

If you make it, be sure to post a photo and tag Lotus and Luna! Use discount code "PADTHAI" at checkout to get 10% off your next order over $25. 

Easy Pad Thai

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz fresh rice noodles
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cubed tofu (firm), chicken, or shrimp (chef's choice)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
    • Sauce:
      • 5 tbsp tamarind paste
      • 4 tbsp water
      • 4 tbsp fish sauce
      • 3 tbsp sugar
      • Lime juice to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan (or wok if you have one!)
  2. Add eggs to pan and scramble
  3. Add chef's choice of Protein
  4. Add noodles, mix well
  5. Stir in bean sprouts
  6. Add tamarind sauce
  7. Stir-fry one minute on high heat
  8. Add ¾ tsp chili flakes (more or less to taste)
  9. Add in 1 tbsp crushed peanuts
  10. Garnish with a slice of lime, chili flakes, crushed peanuts, fresh bean sprouts and green onions to taste
April 17, 2018 by Alexandra Stoh

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