Authentic Pad Thai: Stir-Fry Mastery at Home!

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  • 8 oz flat rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup firm tofu, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • Lime wedges and cilantro for garnish


  1. Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 30 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add diced tofu and cook until golden brown. Push tofu to one side and pour beaten eggs into the pan. Scramble the eggs.
  4. Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Push everything to one side of the pan.
  5. On the empty side of the pan, add soaked rice noodles, tamarind paste, fish sauce, and sugar. Stir-fry everything together until well mixed.
  6. Add bean sprouts and crushed peanuts. Toss everything together for a couple of minutes.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with lime wedges and fresh cilantro.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Authentic Pad Thai is a classic Thai stir-fry dish that’s easy to make at home. This recipe combines rice noodles with tofu, shrimp, eggs, and a flavorful sauce for a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and savory flavors. Top it off with crushed peanuts for added crunch and a squeeze of fresh lime for that extra zing!

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 380, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 15g

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