Pad See Ew is popular Thai stir-fried rice noodles with meat, eggs, Chinese broccoli, soy sauce and other seasonings. It is a must-try !It is very similar to char (stir-fried) kwe tiau (Rice noodles) in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The mention of Pad See Ew surely makes me feeling all nostalgic. Back in college (many many years ago!!), a Thai friend used to bring Pad See Ew and Pad Thai home from the Thai restaurant that serves very authentic Thai food she worked at for me. I can tell you , I was almost in tears when I tasted the Pad See Ew. It was probably the best I’ve ever tasted. I was hooked with Pad See Ew ever since. She’s the sweetest girl I’ve ever met too! In case you haven’t read…I feel so lucky to have always found special people wherever I go. Forever grateful for that !
The stir-fried noodles we are talking about here are the flat rice noodle or what we normally called kuey tiao/kwe tiau in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In Thailand, pad see ew is their version of char kwe tiau. The dish gets it name from the ingredient use in making this stir-fry, soy sauce, si-io (conveniently spelled into si ew) means soy sauce.
Pad see ew is a dry stir-fried noodles. There is also a wet/with gravy version known as Rad Na or Kwe Tiau Rad Na. I made Rad Na a while back and that was also super delicious.
Serve it immediately. This is the kind of the dish you want to eat when it’s sizzling hot and even if you find yourself having to blow on it before eating, still, you shouldn’t let the phat si ew sits around waiting for you. Never do that on any stir-fried noodles!
I highly recommend to cook 1-2 serving (max) at a time. It just tastes so much better when you don't cook a huge portion all at a same time.
I have that Le Creusuet cast-iron work and been using it for 7 years. It’s a staple in our house as I do lots of stir-frying. I used it to make this Pad See Ew. Another one that I like to use for stir-frying is that Ballarini pan I listed below.
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