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Quick Pad Thai Recipe with Best-Tasting Asian Ingredients

Quick Pad Thai Recipe with Best-Tasting Asian Ingredients

Not a lot of people are aware that the history of Thailand’s street food treasure, Pad Thai, doesn’t really date far back. In 1930, the prime minister of Thailand took advantage of a rice shortage to push for a noodle dish alternative that would preserve their rice resources and, at the same time, help establish the identity of the country. Pad Thai was promoted heavily up and down the country under the campaign slogan “noodle is your lunch”.

Today, the sweet and savory Pad Thai has found its way through our hearts and stomachs of people from all over the world. What's best enjoyed in the streets of Thailand can now be made from your own home

We’re borrowing this incredibly delicious 15-minute Pad Thai recipe from the cool people at Feasting At Home complete with links to ingredients you can get from our product catalog. The thing with Pad Thai is it’s definitely fun to make and incredibly delectable too! Made with a wide variety of colorful and aromatic ingredients, you’ll find yourself tossing and turning and stir frying excitedly for a dish that’s worth all the effort!


  • 3–4 ounces Annie Chun's Original Pad Thai noodles
  • Boiling water to cover noodles
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger (optional)
  • 2 eggs, whisked with a fork with a generous 3-finger pinch salt
  • 6–8 ounces tofu, chicken breast or peeled prawns
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, wok oil or coconut oil
  • 1 lime


Pad Thai Sauce:


  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions or until tender, then drain.
    Rinsing rice noodles in a colander for Pad Thai.
  2. Make the Pad Thai Sauce Whisk fish saucerice vinegar, brown sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl. (If you want to do it the easy way, you can get the ready-made Pad Thai sauce from Annie Chun here.)
    Showing how to make pad thai sauce. Whisking soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar and brown sugar in a glass mixing bowl set over a marble surface.
  3. Prep and Cook the chicken, tofu, and shrimp.
    Pad Thai Recipe (with Chicken or Shrimp) - Cooking Classy
  4. Gather your chopped shallots, whisked eggs, cooked noodles, cooked protein and Pad Thai sauce around the stove. Heat 2 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil in the wok over medium heat, add shallot-garlic-ginger and stir-fry until golden and fragrant.
    Sautéing vegetables in wok for pad thai.
  5. Make a well in the center of the wok, add 2 whisked eggs.
    Scrambling and cooking eggs in a center of wok for pad thai.
  6. Add the noodles and toss with the egg mixture, stirring, flipping, frying constantly for 3-4 minutes, until noodles become soft and pliable.
    Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry Noodles | Vegan Lo Mein - Elavegan
  7. Add the Pad Thai Sauce and cook for 1 minute.
    pouring sauce into the pan with noodles and vegetables in 2020 | Thai food  dishes, Pad thai, Chicken pad thai
  8. Add the cooked chicken, tofu or shrimp and turn and toss the noodles for a few more minutes. Cook until the noodles are soft and chewy.

  9. Toss in the bean sprouts, roasted peanuts, chili flakes, and scallions. Squeeze the lime and adjust to taste.

  10. Garnish with more bean sprouts, fresh scallions, cilantro or basil, chili flakes, lime wedges and roasted crushed peanuts.Easy Homemade Pad Thai - Tastes Better from Scratch

Prepare this Pad Thai Recipe now!

Follow these straightforward steps and make your very own street food gem Pad Thai under 15 mins whether you stay or work from home. Bring home the sweet and savory flavor of Pad Thai now and get all the ingredients that you need at our Asian market by Karman Foods. See also our Asian Grocery Store for more Asian products.