Pad Thai

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

I know I mention the size of our town quite frequently… But here I go again…  We just recently got a Thai food restaurant and everyone was talking about it.  You’d think it was the most exciting thing ever.  But rather than pay way too much for way too little and not know what’s in our food I decided to try to make my own pad thai.  I compared a bunch of recipes and came up with my own version.  I was amazed at how well it came out.  Even my husband loves this stuff, and he likes the leftovers even more.  Way better than take-out in my opinion.

After typing out my recipe I realized it’s not the healthiest recipe.  I try my best to keep sugar to a minimum, but in this case it needs a bit of sugar.  And given the alternative is ordering out when you have no idea what’s in the meal, I feel like it’s a fair trade off.  Feel free to reduce the amount and then taste and add only as much as you need.  I do that quite regularly, because you might be surprised that it tastes just fine with less than you think it needs.  Also, as with any store bought sauces(like the fish sauce in the recipe) make sure you read your ingredients list – there should only be a few ingredients.  Also, you can find vegetarian fish sauce and omit the shrimp in the recipe for an awesome vegetarian meal.


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1 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 30, 2011 at

the pad thai looks awesome and the marinade sounds delish with the lime…yum!


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 30, 2011 at

Thank you! Looooove lime 😀


3 Food Obsessed April 30, 2011 at

I had pad thai as a “potential” for this week’s menu. Seeing yours just made me move it to “confirmed” state. I will be having this delicious pad thai sometime this week. It’s exactly what I had in mind too! Tofu and shrimp… but that’s where my inspiration ended. Thank you for filling in the blanks for me!


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 30, 2011 at

Awesome! Enjoy 😀


5 ThE DiVa DiSh April 30, 2011 at

My husband loves pad thia. It’s like his favorite thing! And this is a great way for him to eat it with out ordering out 🙂 Delicious!


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 30, 2011 at

Sweet! I definitely make my hubby things that he would want to order out, saves money and way better for him 😀


7 Lauren Hayes April 30, 2011 at

I love pad thai!


8 Jenny April 30, 2011 at

I’m such a sucker for pad thai’s. This looks delish!


9 Ashley @ The Drunk Squash May 2, 2011 at

Ooo this is so great, I’ve been wanting pad thai, but have been avoiding going out… perfect timing!
And the tofu marinade sounds so tasty and simple… ah I’m so excited to try this!


10 Damaris @kitchen corners May 4, 2011 at

Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes ever. Even reading your post brought back some taste bud memories. I’ve never made it successfully though. Maybe it’s about time I give it another try.


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