During my last visit in Bangkok i met my old friend Nong again and accompanied him to the foodmarket at 6am. Nong is running a foodstall next to the Busstop 503 at Rangsit Market Sanam Luang. He promised me to show me one of his favorite recipes that he is also selling at the busstop. It is called “Pad See Eeew” a traditional and very popular Thai Noodle Dish! Its similar to pad Thai, but slightly different. Nong had lost his old Shop in Pinklao Bangkok during the flood in 2011, but soon he found a new location at Sanam Luang where he now is selling fishcakes, springrolls,sausages and of course Pad See Eeew on the streets of Bangkok. If you ever get the Chance to travel to Thailand, dont miss stopping at his stall:) its yum! His wife Ying is taking care of their baby.
Here is the recipe:
2 tablespoons vegtable oil
2 tablespoons sliced garlic
1/2 cup of chicken breast, thinly sliced and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup flat rice noodles
1 cup broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup carrots sliced
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
1.Separate the noodles from each other, and place on a plate.
2.Cut the Chinese Broccoli stems at an angle so they cook easier, in about 2″ (5cm) long pieces. Make sure to clean well.
3.Fry the garlic on high in the oil until lightly browned and fragrant.
4.Add the pork (or chicken) and fry until cooked through. Keep stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn.
5.Add the noodles. Keep stirring so they don’t stick.
6.Add the Chinese Broccoli, and mix well. You may need to add a little bit of water so everything cooks & doesn’t stick. Don’t add too much that the noodles get clumpy though. Add around 1 teaspoon at a time.
7.When the Chinese Broccoli is cooked (leaves are wilted and stems are darker green, about 1 minute), add the soy sauces, sugar and white pepper. Mix well.
8.Push the noodles to the side and add a little bit of oil to the pan. Crack the egg into the pan on top of the oil. Scramble in the pan and let sit until solid. Break it up a bit and mix with the noodles.
9.Dish out and serve with soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, chili powder and white pepper so you can flavor to your taste preference at the table.