Drunken Noodles Recipe Tutorial
(Pad Kee Mau)
Thai Noodles come in many shapes and forms, and this recipe is only one which uses wide, flat rice noodles. Drunken Noodles get their name allegedly as a cure for a hangover, presumably because it’s quite a spicy dish which can be just a light lunch on its own or a full blown meal.
They should really be called Drunkards Noodles, the recipe below is for one person, but changing the amounts in this recipe is easy and it is possible to make this recipe using egg noodles as well as shoelace rice noodles.
It’s surprising how refreshing it is, with wonderfully contrasting textures, flavours and aromas, combined with a lovely after taste which makes for quite a satisfying meal, hangover or not.
How to Make Drunken Noodles
For one good sized portion
1 Cup of “Fresh” Wide Rice noodles” about 100g
100 gr Pork
3 Baby Sweet Corn
1 Cup Kale
1 Cup Holy Basil
1 1/2 Tbs Kachai when shredded
1 Tbs Fresh Green Pepper Corns
3 Thai Chillies
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbs Sugar
1 Tbs Fish Sauce
1 Tbs Thai Seasoning Sauce
2 Tbs Oyster Sauce
1 ts Chicken Stock Powder ( 1/2 cube)
Cut Pork into thin ribbon pieces
Bash and crush the Chillies and Garlic
Wash and simply use a potato peeler to shred the Kachai include the skin in the recipe
Chop Vegetables into bites size pieces, you want them nice and crunchy, so with Kale, plenty of stem and not too much leaf. (Green or Savoy cabbage works instead of Kale)
Heat the oil medium high heat, put in chillies and garlic until you have that lovely aroma, (5-10 seconds)
Add Pork and stir until white (about 2 minutes)
Add Kachai, Kale, Baby Sweet Corn and Green Peppers and stir for about 1 minute, lovely smell here
Add Noodles, Seasoning Sauce, Fish Sauce, Oyster sauce, Chicken Stock and sugar, continue stirring for a further minute
Add Holy Basil and stir about 1/2 a minute and……..
Done! You just learned how to make Thai Drunken Noodles
Serve in a bowl and eat with chop sticks – try that if you’re drunk or hung over.
Now you’ve mastered this one try our Noodles with Pork Recipe, dare I say it, pot noodles are based on this recipe, but this is wholesome and is almost as quick to make. Another recipe using flat Rice noodles this time is our Pad Thai Recipe, alternatively you may want to try a nice egg noodles recipe suitable for kids as well, our Yakisoba Recipe is also quick and easy to make or how about classic Thai Spring Rolls?
Even more noodles information About Thai Noodles
Khwanjai’s Top Tips:
Print the recipe to make notes there’s a ton of top tips in this video, you’ll probably have to watch it twice to write everything down, but here’s one I didn’t mention…..
You can use egg noodles in this recipe and it still tastes great, not strictly sticking to the traditional format but works a treat in my opinion, just follow the same recipe.
This is fresh Kachai (aka lesser ginger or lesser galangal)
Since making the video, Kachai has become much more readily available (in the UK at least) as a fresh ingredient. You will need to visit your local Asian store and if we can get it in our small local town then it’s going to be even easier in larger towns and cities.
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