Pad Thai: noodles sautéed Thai ... I love it! (Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons - Ben Frantz Dale)
Pad Thai: noodles sautéed Thai ... I love it! (Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons - Ben Frantz Dale)

In lack of pad Thai?

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the strange sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here PetitesBullesdAilleurs.fr

  Between Two Journeys

It is the most famous Thai dish of the western tourist. Tasty, nourishing and cheap. A simple plate of fried noodles, which I long for when I'm away from Thailand.

Thai noodles

Pad Thai: noodles sautéed Thai ... I love it! (Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons - Ben Frantz Dale)
Pad Thai: noodles sautéed Thai ... I love it! (Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons - Ben Frantz Dale)

The Thai pad (easy to remember and pronounce, it sounds like "Thai pasta") is much better tasted in one of these small street restaurants, where we sit on tiny plastic chairs, at night ... You want to have the impression of being there? Feel your nostrils quiver, your taste buds wriggle?

Click on the video below!

EDIT. The site Finsonline, which hosted the video I had placed here, when I published this post in 2009, no longer exists ... But look for "pad thai" on Youtube, you will find many scenes filmed in the streets in Thailand (and recipes), like this one, for example:

The video I was talking about (which is no longer visible, therefore) was carried out by Tony Wu, photographer and videographer diver, for the site FinsOnline. He makes us tour the "10 best places to eat in Phuket". In addition to Thai pad, there are many small dishes that are part of the great pleasures of the traveler to the kingdom of Siam ... There is even a PDF file to download, with all the practical indications to find restaurants on site.

That's it ... I've been back for five weeks and I'm already short of Thai pad ! There are lots of ways to prepare it, you can easily find recipes by searching the web. I'll have to start one of these days ...

Yum, yum ...

The base: fried noodles, then, mixed with omelette bits, in various condiments and spices (fish sauce nam-pla or fish sauce, tamarind juice, small red peppers, garlic, pepper, shallots, soya beans ...), which can be served with shrimp, chicken or tofu. Everything is basically garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and a small piece of lemon. The noodles of lemon juice are sprinkled with water, and, according to taste, they are completed with these mysterious condiments, which tear you more or less from the mouth, available in small pots on the tables.

Avoid ordering your Thai pad in restaurants for tourists, prefer the authentic version of small street boui-bouis, choosing those that seem very popular with Thais: in general, the noodles are much less oily and less faded, the mixture of spices and aromas infinitely more subtle.

It makes me hungry, all that. (Sigh…)

→ Read also: The best Thai pad of Koh Phi Phi

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  Between Two Journeys

  1. Hmmmm .... it looks too good your Thai pad.
    What is good travel ... all these beautiful discoveries of nature, different cultures, gastronomy, art and many others. They remain to us when one returns so many sensations and extraordinary emotions that one has more than one wish is to leave again and leave again.

    Anyway you make me want to try this good recipe.

  2. The video is nice, I saw my little restaurants of the beach of Karon, Kata and Chalong, but now that you put us mouth watering, will have to reserve the Blue Elephant 😯
    No, not the car wash chain, but "The Thai Restaurant of Paris" where the Thai Pad is ... 11 € 😡

  3. @Cathy: Ah, that yes! We enjoy every level on a trip. And Thailand is a country where you eat particularly well. Even the simplest dishes are refined. I just love it!
    🙄

    @ Domi59234: Me the same, when I arrive in Bangkok, I order a direct pad Thai and a mango-shake, just to get back on my feet! Of all the countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand is the best food, I think ... Thank you for the compliment for the blog, glad you like it! I have to wait two months, just like you, before returning to the Asian skies. But it will be a Malaysia-Indonesia pair for me.
    8)

    @Alimata: Ouch! 11 € pad Thai ... I'm not Parisian for a long time, but I remember your Elephant Blue (easy to remember). As I did not hang out in Phuket, I did not know all these little addresses visited in the video. I enjoyed it, this little film, and put me in the mouth, too ...
    😀

  4. Corinne, extraordinary video of Tony Wu on Phuket (I do not know a single of his Phuket boui-bouis but I will return, just to test them), the one on the Thai pad BKK is not bad either ... 🙄

    Viiiiiiite ... I need a mango & emergency sticky rice !!! 😛

    @Alimata: Thai Paname, I know almost all. Blue elephant and Silk & Spices both "high end" are really too expensive. My favorite, the one next to New Nioulaville in Belleville and "Bien Bien" rue Bergère ... 8)

  5. @ Wet & Sea I missed the video "pad Thai Bangkok" during my first trip to the blog of Tony Wu, but thanks to you, I just add it ... They are really top his little movies!
    🙂

    Thank you for all the good addresses in Paris!
    😉

  6. @Wet & sea: You're right for the Blue Elephant and S & S, but "from time to time" ... 😀
    I noted, however, your 2 addresses in northeastern Paris where I go little. Will test in a while 😛

  7. @ Marie-Julie: Tss-tss ... I thought you were only eating Nutella? 😆
    @Alimata: I also take good note of all these addresses ... It can be used in case of desire Pad Thai urgent one day when I will be passing through Paris! 😉

  8. Indeed it makes you want (I have just noted Paris addresses, sometimes ...).
    Hot this summer! In the absence of pad Thai, we will delight Balinese dishes 😉 in warung just as nice ❗
    Besides, would anyone have some cool tips or addresses on the island?

    Otherwise, did anyone see Tony Wu's video "Durian War" too good?

    http://www.tonywublog.com/20070426/durian.html

  9. Hello, a moment that I am not going through your blog, always so nice ... 🙂

    I'm passing in France early June, you want me to bring you some Thai pad vacuum ?????

    @+

  10. @ PhilippeB: I'm glad you come back here on occasion! But unfortunately, a vacuum pad Thai will never have the same flavor that you see prepared under your eyes, in a steaming wok and overflowing with flavors and tasty smells ... No, nothing to see. I like to wait until I go back to Thailand, or I go into Asian home-made cooking to wait until then.
    😉

  11. easy to do .. throw yourself ... the secret is in cooking pasta. I made tons of them coming back from Asia!
    and when do you come to taste MATAPA? it's the traditional dish here in Mozambique .. and it's super good!
    kisses
    sabrina

  12. @Sabrina: Hello the beautiful! It makes me really happy to see you here ... 😉
    You're right, I have to start. Maybe this weekend, if I find the time to go shopping in Bel'Asie, the Asian supermarket Rennes, where you find everything you need.
    As for the matapa, it tempts me well, especially if it goes with whale sharks and mantas ... It looks sumptuous, the waters of Mozambique! It is better to come during the French winter to get hot in the water, right?
    Full of kisses!

  13. Aaaaaaargh !! Go and see why I come across this article (the pleasure of hanging out on this beautiful site from time to time!), At a time when hunger begins to dawn ... and lo and behold, serious desire to pad thai !!! 😛

    I should learn to do it! Have you tested?

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