CNN rated pad Thai as 5th most delicious food in the world in 2011. On this rainy day, I’m tempted to cook something delicious, tasty and authentic like those offered on the streets of Thailand.
A packet of noodles, bean sprouts, chives, garlic, 2 chicken thighs, pad Thai sauce, fried cereal oats (instead of crushed peanuts), 3 eggs.
1) Boil a pot of water, cook the noodles per instruction, boil to soften around 8 minutes. Pour some oil over the noodles to prevent crumbling together.
2) Prepare the chicken, strip off the skin, slice into strips, marinate with fish sauce, and pad Thai sauce.
2) In a wok, fry the chopped garlic in some oil. Then when fragrant, fry the chicken pieces till cooked. Dish up to be used later.
3) In the same wok, pour some oil and scramble 3 eggs.
4) When eggs are almost cooked, add in rest of chopped garlic. Then add in the noodles, top the pad Thai sauce over it and fry the mixture thoroughly. Bear in mind that noodles have been cooked previously.
5) Stir in the bean sprouts and chives. As the sprouts are to provide crunch, fry only lightly. Do not over cook the sprouts.
6) Add into the noodles mixture, previously fried chicken.
7) Pad Thai is ready for serving. Top with coriander and fried cereal oats.
8) The home cooked serving, I dare say tastes better than those on the streets of Thailand. It’s due to abundance of chicken slices and generosity of bean sprouts and chives and great taste of butter fried cereal oats.
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