Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chez Pim's Pad Thai



Not too long ago, Catherine cooked up a Pad Thai storm, and I swear I could smell it from my kitchen across the road. :) Well, thanks to her post, I discovered a brilliant recipe for Pad Thai, courtesy of Chez Pim. It's called "Pad Thai for Beginners" and it's practically a thesis on this iconic Thai dish, with detailed step-by-step instructions.



Of course I jumped onto the Pad Thai wagon and whipped up a plate for myself too. It's so good, it's baaaad.



I cooked it with prawns, lots of beansprouts and firm tofu (tau kwa), which I deliberately fried till very crispy. I didn't have any Thai chilli powder, so I used packets of chilli flakes which Domino's Pizza always includes with my order. Hahaha! Hey, waste not, want not, I always say.

My noodles, unfortunately, looked sickly pale. I thought it was because I used brown sugar in place of palm sugar, but after googling other Pad Thai images, I realised there are versions that look just like that. Trust me, if you think they look bland, they are anything but.



These elephant salt and pepper shakers were a gift from a friend. Brian, if you are reading this, thank you! Aside, I have had many people asking where I got this and that (especially my heart-shaped tea set) ... well, they are mostly gifts, so I have no idea where they came from.


Cute, eh?


Everybody now, "Awwww ..."


Eyes back on the food, people. :) Aroy Mak Mak!

Recipe from Chez Pim.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Ju, looks like you too got onto the Pad Thai wagon. It delicious right, making your own and also really simple. You just need to have a quick "wok hand" that's all. I too read Chez Phim's post before attempting mine. Some versions would use white sugar instead of palm sugar. However palm sugar does give the noodles a distinct flavour. Great dish!

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  2. Love the salt and pepper shakers! Too cute- And your pad thai looks incredible. Beautiful colours!

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  3. I am a big fan of pad thai too!! When will u cook me some pad thai? hahahaha

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  4. I love pad thai. I love kuay teow. N I love those cutie pie elephants! u have such cute things JU! including ur children. :))

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  5. This Pad Thai looks incredible. I have never found a recipe I like-I will have to try this one.

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  6. This looks super. I must grab the recipe. I love Chez Pim!

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  7. oooh it looks fabulous! my mouth is watering.

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  8. Una fantastica ricetta, presentata in modo eccellente. Bravissima ju. Ciao Daniela.

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  9. Every component of this dish looks so luscious, and your photos totally bring the food to life. This is seriously the best looking pad Thai I have ever seen. I want!!! (And by the way, if the Dominos around here came with chili packets I might ever actually order from them!)

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  10. Cute Thai elephants. time for pad thai over here in Melbourne too!

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  11. Hello Ju!

    Brussels calling!! The dish looks like a real delight!

    MMMMMM,..tasty food!

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  12. Ju, I love the the 3rd photo! This pad thai looks absolutely delicious and I usually save the prawns for last ;)

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  13. Oh girl this looks fabulous..I am so hungry ...it is almost dinnertime and I want a bite!
    Love your elephants too!
    L~xo

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  14. Never had pad thai, but will definitely give it a try as it looks exactly the type of food I enjoy. And the elepants are cute...

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  15. Aroy mak mak indeed!
    You have done a wonderful job Ju and this is how phat thai should look like. It is the right colour!
    I am saving up for a camera, thanks to you :)

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  16. This pad thai recipe is a gem! So easy and I betit taste fantastic. The elephant salt and pepper set is so special!

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  17. Looks gorgeous Ju =) And a lot of the best pad thai I've had has been pale (as opposed to luminous orange) so your looks perfect to me!

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  18. actually the pad thai I ate in Bangkok is pale coloured like yours, so I think yours is good! made me so hungry looking at your delicious pics :)

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  19. this looks so gd, remind me of the pad thai I ate in bkk, yum yum.

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  20. Pad Thai is the one "not to miss" dish i always order in Thai restaurants. I have never thought I could make this lovely dish at home. I read Pim's post and realized that it ain't that hard! Gorgeous pics too.

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  21. Aw, yummy yummy! I've not had this for a long long time! It looks so goooooood... Thanks for sharing the picture...(but not the food!*sore*)

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  22. I have no problem with pale looking Pad Thai. They look flavourful to me... The condiments look yummy too. Beautiful photos, Ju.

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  23. Wow! The pad thai looks so yummy! Hope to try out the recipe soon :)

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  24. I have just discovered your blog, I see only delights!
    I like very much
    Loloche

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  25. I love pad thai too! Your take is a nice one! I love you styled and presented the dish with those cute props! (Mini "Jumbos," eh?)

    I've yet to blog about mine. Hopefully it'll come sometime ... soon!?

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  26. great photos! i'm sure the noodles had a lot of flavor, people usually put ketchup to get that red color in their pad thai

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