Shrimp Pad Thai

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Shrimp Pad Thai is a traditional dish from Thai cuisine. It is a stir-fried noodle dish popular in fast food restaurants for it’s ease of making.

A weeknight dinner dish, it is also a great dish to make for a relaxed weekend lunch.

It is very easy to make and is bound to be a hit with friends and family.


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Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

A classic Thai street food dish that is easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai

Ingredients for Shrimp Pad Thai

  • 200 g Shrimps peeled, deveined
  • 1/3 cup Tamarind Extract
  • 1 1/2 tblsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/3 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tblsp Peanut Oil
  • 4 to 5 tsp Sugar
  • 125 g Dry Rice Noodles
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Shallot (Sambar Onion) minced
  • 3 tblsp Unsalted Peanuts extra for garnish
  • 2 to 3 Spring Onions finely sliced + extra for garnish
  • Coriander Leaves – handful chopped
  • 1 cup Bean Sprouts – 1 cup optional
  • few Lime Wedges – few

How to make Shrimp Pad Thai

  • Combine the tamarind extract, fish sauce, vinegar, red chilli flakes and 1 tblsp peanut oil in a bowl.
  • Add sugar and stir well. Keep aside.
  • Soak the noodles in a bowl of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tblsp oil in a pan.
  • Add the shrimps and cook until they start to brown at the edges and are opaque, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pan.
  • Add the garlic, shallots and stirfry for a minute.
  • Add the beaten eggs and stir until lightly scrambled (about 10 to 15 seconds).
  • Add the noodles and toss well.
  • Pour the tamarind sauce mixture and cook until the noodles are evenly coated.
  • Add the cooked shrimps, peanuts, bean sprouts (if using) and spring onions.
  • Stir well and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with spring onions, coriander leaves and peanuts.
  • Serve with lime wedges.


  1. Louise Lecours

    i have not tried the Shrimp Pad Thai yet as I wanted to try Chicken Pad Thai first.

  2. Louise Lecours

    Do you have a Chicken Pad Thai recipe that I can find under chicken category?

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