Prawn Pad Thai
prawn pad thai in a wok

Prawn Pad Thai

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
prawn pad thai in a wok

This is an authentic Prawn/Shrimp Pad Thai recipe from Spice I Am, a critically acclaimed Thai restaurant. To say it tastes incredible is an understatement!

prawn pad thai in a wok

Prawn Pad Thai

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: 🇹🇭 Thai
Difficulty: Average
Heat: 🌶🌶 Medium
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 9917kcal
Author: Spice I Am – Thai Restaurant


  • 125 g Pad Thai dried rice sticks

For the Sauce:

  • 1 ½ tbsp tamarind puree
  • 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp oyster sauce

For the Stir Fry:

  • 2 – 3 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ onion sliced (brown, yellow)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 150 g/5oz chicken breast or thigh , thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 ½ cups of beansprouts
  • ½ cup firm tofu cut into 3cm / 1 1/4" batons
  • ¼ cup garlic chives cut into 3cm / 1 1/4″ pieces
  • ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts

For Serving:

  • Lime wedges essential
  • Ground chilli or cayenne pepper optional
  • More beansprouts


  • Place noodles in a large bowl, pour over plenty of boiling water. Soak for 5 minutes, then drain in a colander and quickly rinse under cold water. Don’t leave them sitting around for more than 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Mix Sauce in small bowl.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large non stick pan (or well seasoned skillet) over high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken and cook for 1 1/2 minutes until mostly cooked through.
  • Push to one side of the pan, pour egg in on the other side. Scramble using the wooden spoon (add touch of extra oil if pan is too dry), then mix into chicken.
  • Add bean sprouts, tofu, noodles then Sauce.
  • Toss gently for about 1 1/2 minutes until Sauce is absorbed by the noodles.
  • Add garlic chives and half the peanuts. Toss through quickly then remove from heat.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with remaining peanuts and lime wedges on the side, with a sprinkle of chilli and a handful of extra beansprouts on the side if desired (this is the Thai way!). Squeeze over lime juice to taste before eating.


Calories: 9917kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1809g | Fat: 234g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g

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