Thai Pad See Ew is my favorite Thai noodle dish, so I had to make it at home myself. Rice flake noodles are paired with chicken and broccoli for a complete meal.
- Rice Flake Noodles (8 oz.)
- Chicken Breast (1 lb.)
- Broccoli (1 head, traditionally Chinese broccoli is used but I used regular broccoli for this recipe)
- Garlic (3 cloves, mince)
- Eggs (4)
- Soy Sauce (6 tablespoons)
- Sugar (3 teaspoons)
- Non-flavored Oil like Grape Seed or Safflower (2 tablespoons)
Ingredients you will need:
1) Slice Chicken into small bite size pieces.
2) Slice Broccoli into small bite size pieces. In boiling water, add broccoli and let it cook for like 40 seconds (no more than one minute), so broccoli stays crunchy. Drain broccoli water. If you like, you can place broccoli in iced water to keep broccoli crunchy (this is not a necessary step). Season broccoli with 1 tablespoon of the sugar soy sauce mix and toss. Leave aside.
3) Mince Garlic.
4) Prepare sauce. In small bowl, add soy sauce, sugar, and oil, With a spoon, stir so that sugar dissolves into soy sauce.
4) In a large pot, boil water. Add rice flake noodles into boiling water. With a spoon or any utensil, stir noodle. Close lid and turn off flame, and let the noodle soak in hot water for 7 minutes (make sure to turn off flame and just let noodle soak in hot water). After 7 minutes, the noodle will be fully cooked. With a strainer, drain noodle water, and rinse noodle with cold water.
5) In a large hot pan, add some oil. Add garlic and sautee for like 10 seconds. Add chicken and cook until chicken is fully cooked. Once chicken is fully cooked, add 1 tablespoon of the sugar soy sauce mix to flavor chicken. Toss chicken into soy sauce, and then transfer chicken to a bowl.
6) Wash pan to remove excess chicken that is sticking to the pan.
7) Place pan back on oven and once it’s hot, add a little oil. Beat one egg in a bowl and add to pan. Scramble egg and push egg to one side of pan.
8) Add about (1/4) quarter or 2 ounces of the cooked noodles to pan. (DO NOT ADD ALL OF THE 8 OZ. NOODLES AT ONCE, because noodles will break up and won’t get caramelized). Then add about 1 tablespoon of the sugar soy sauce mix. With a spatula, carefully flip the noodle integrating it with the scrambled egg, and keep low fire while doing this. The noodles are very delicate, so they can easily break.
9) Once noodles are all covered with soy sauce, turn flame to medium high to get the crispy charred caramelization on the noodles. Again, use spatula and carefully flip so noodles don’t break. If noodle starts to get dry, add more of the sugar soy sauce mix and a little bit of oil. Once noodles start to get their caramelization, then add some of the broccoli and chicken. Do a final toss.
10) 2 ounces of noodle will feed 1 person, so repeat steps #6, #7, #8, and #9 three more times to serve a total of 4 people.