While travelling through Thailand Phat Thai (Fried noodles) became on of Wickedfood Cooking School film crew’s favourite snack food. We now teach this recipe in out Thai cooking class. You need a large wok for this recipe. Follow the different steps of preparation carefully, the end result is worth it.


200g rice noodles, soaked in water to soften
1/2 cup cooking oil
1T crushed garlic
1T chopped shallots
50g pork cut into thin slivers
10 prawns, shelled and deveined
50g pickled white radish, chopped
50g bean curd, sliced
1T dried shrimp
1t dried chillies
4T tamarind juice
3 eggs
3T fish sauce
2T palm sugar
200g bean sprouts
Shredded Chinese cabbage
Julienned carrots

To serve
Chopped coriander
Chopped spring onion
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts

  1. Heat 3T oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry garlic and shallots for a few minutes. Add pork and prawns and stir fry until cooked. Add pickled white radish, bean curd, dried shrimps and chillies. Mix well and move to the side of the wok.
  2. Add another 3T oil to the side of the pan and add the drained noodles. Add tamarind juice to the noodles and turn constantly to prevent sticking to the wok. Mix noodles and pork mixture and push to the side again.
  3. Add another 2T oil to the side of the pan and break in the eggs. Spread the eggs in a thin layer with a spatula. When set, mix into noodle mixture. Add fish sauce, sugar and half the bean sprouts. Mix well. Add Chinese cabbage and carrots and mix through, stirring until heated.
  4. Serve sprinkled with coriander, spring onions and peanuts, and wedges of limes or lemons.

Serves 2

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