Pad Thai is one of those recipes that I generally stay away from because EVERYONE has their own version of what it should taste like that is based on what they’ve eaten at their favorite Thai restaurant. I feel there is NO way I could ever compete with that. BUT, when I was working on my Asian Noodles book, I decided it was crazy for me to write a book on the subject and not include a recipe for Pad Thai. After all, isn’t it quintessential Asian noodle dish?
I was determined and I must have tested the recipe at least eight times- maybe more. In fact, I have never tested a recipe as much as this Pad Thai. And even after 15 years and many books later, I still think it holds up. My next book, Simple Asian Meals is just about to be published, but I am working on a revision of Asian Noodles and one recipe that will NOT change is this one for Pad Thai.
Enjoy!! I’m getting a craving for some Pad Thai right now. J