Pad Thai with Shrimp (Pad Thai Goong) ผัดไทยกุ้งสด - Episode 2

Pad Thai is a staple at any Thai restaurant or food stall. It is a popular dish that is well known throughout the world. The name of this dish is surprisingly direct, Pad Thai Goong, which translates to "Shrimp Fried Thai Style". Many people aren't aware of the origins of Pad Thai, but this dish is rooted in history. It is thought to have been brought to the Ayutthaya Kingdom (now known as The Kingdom of Thailand) by Viet traders sometime between 1350 and 1750. This dish is estimated to be upwards of 650 years old in its current form. But even more interestingly, the dish is thought to have been introduced to the Viet traders much earlier by Chinese traders. The exact origins of Pad Thai might be murky and somewhat lost to history, but one thing is for sure. People young and old, rich and poor, all seem to love Pad Thai. There is no fear of this recipe being lost to time. Indeed it has a bright future. 

Pad Thai is a wonderful dish, with a lot of fast moving action involved to make it. But don't let that scare you away from trying this dish, the end result is well worth the hard work. You can always find easy substitutions for this dish. For example, use chicken instead of shrimp, or use tofu. If you have questions, just post them in the comment section below and I will try to answer you as quickly as possible.

Serving Info

Prep. time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Serving size: 2 people

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7 oz rice noodles
1 oz chives
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon sriracha
6 large shrimp
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoons sweet radish
1 tablespoons chili powder
2 eggs
2 tablespoons shallots
1 tablespoon roasted peanut
4 ounce tofu
2 ounce tamarind
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 ounce bean sprouts
3 ounce palm sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce