Pad Thai Street Food - Pad Thai ผัดไทย

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The Pad Thai most traditionally and commonly found at street stalls, food courts and open air markets, is made with dried shrimp. Competition drove many vendors to go high end by using fresh shrimp (Pad Thai goong sod). This pad Thai recipe is for the older, more traditional version.

When I was growing up, my uncle was in charge of getting everybody late night snacks. He would go out to the nearest all night market and come back with everyone's orders. Mine was always Pad Thai.  The pad Thai came wrapped in an old newspaper page lined with a plastic sheet. They would put extra sugar and ground chili pepper between the newspaper and plastic sheet. You don't see such make-shift food wrap anymore; now it's in a foam box.

2 Servings, Prep Time: 30 Minutes, Total Time: 30 Minutes

Tips and Techniques

  • One of the big challenges with Pad Thai's measurements is that the flavor densities and characteristics of the 3 core flavor ingredients: fish sauce, tamarind and lime juice vary greatly from brand to brand and purchase to purchase.  Plus the salt content of your fish sauce, dried shrimp and preserved turnips will likely differ from ours.  You will need to taste this as you're making it and keep the 3 flavors, salty, sweet and sour, in balance to your liking.
  • Substitute paprika for ground dried chili pepper, if you don't like hot food.
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