Phad Thai – Beef

Alright, I have had my afternoon cup of instant coffee and am ready to add another post.

Sometimes, when I want something simple and less time consuming to cook, I would turn to this dish.

You can use both fresh or dried phad Thai noodles and you can substitute the meats to be used as well.

Ingredients:

200-400gm (4-8oz) Phad Thai noodles, fresh (enough for 2-4 persons)

*1/2 pack of dried noodles, soaked in hot water till water is absorbed and noodles are fat & noodly

1-2 tablespoon cooking oil

1 clove garlic, minced

Spring onions, julienned to about 5cm (2″) length

Bean sprouts, a handful or more as preferred

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Peanuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

1 Lime, quartered

300gm beef, sliced thinly (you can substitute with chicken breast or prawns or mixed seafood)

Meat marinade:
2 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon (or less) sugar

 

Method:

  • Marinade the meats, if using beef or chicken in the the soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil and fry the meat till cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Add more oil to the wok or saucepan. Add garlic, fry a little then add the noodles
  • Mix the other seasonings (soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar) in a small bowl and add to the noodles. Stir fry & try and spread the seasoning around.
  • Add the egg to the noodles and toss it around to spread the egg.
  • Add the bean sprouts, spring onions and the cooked meat into the noodles & fry till the vegetables are cooked.
  • Remove from heat and plate.
  • Sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top of the noodles, with a quarter of lime on the side.

 

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