I love cooking noodle dishes! Pad See Ew is a classic Thai noodle dish that is sweet and salty. Most Pad See Ew dishes include broccoli, egg and a protein of choice.
As for the noodles, depending on what you find at your local grocery store, there are different varieties of rice noodles. I was able to find Annie Chun’s thin rice noodles, the one typically used for Pad Thai. Other noodle varieties that I have seen are wider than the kind I used.
This dish is one of my Thai favorites and it is not as oily as other Asian noodle dishes would be. I like to experiment and it turns out that I uncovered the right flavors to create this recipe of my own. Some recipes include sugar, and some call for both regular soy sauce and dark soy sauce. After some experimentation in the kitchen, I have mastered my own Pad See Ew.
Grab the chopsticks, it’s noodle time!
- Protein (optional): Shrimp or Chicken
- 1 Package of Rice Noodles
- 1 Head of Broccoli, chopped into small florets
- 2 TB Green Onion, diced
- 2 Eggs
- 1 TB Sesame Oil
- 3 TB Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
- 3 TB Oyster Sauce
- 3 tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 3 TB Honey
The first step in making this dish is to cook the rice noodles. Bring a medium-size pot of water to boil and add the rice noodles, cook for 4-5 minutes.
Once the noodles are done cooking, drain and set aside until you need them.
As the noodles are cooking, you can prep the other ingredients for the dish. Chop the broccoli, dice the garlic and onions, and make the sauce. For the sauce, add the soy and oyster sauce, vinegar and honey to a small mixing bowl. Mix and set aside until you are ready to use it. Take the two eggs and crack them into a separate mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and set aside.
If you are adding protein to the dish, be sure to cook that first and set aside while you cook the broccoli. I made this once with shrimp (see below). I used some sesame oil to cook the protein, and added some white pepper and soy sauce to add some flavor to the protein.
If you are not using protein, go straight ahead and cook the vegetables.
When you are ready to cook all the ingredients, take out your wok. Add the sesame oil and heat up on high heat, then add the garlic. Cook the garlic, but not too much that it becomes burnt.
Next, add the broccoli and green onions. Cook for three minutes on medium-high heat. After three minutes, add the egg to the broccoli and be sure to constantly toss until the egg coats the broccoli. This will cook for 4-5 minutes until all the egg is dissolved and cooked through.
Now adjust the heat to medium and add the sauce and noodles. Mix constantly for five minutes so that the flavors from the sauce are absorbed by the broccoli and noodles. You will know when the dish is done cooking when the sauce is absorbed.
If you make this dish with a protein, you can now add it back to the noodles. Now you are ready to plate, serve and slurp away!