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Thai Drunken Noodles Recipe

An Easy 30 Minute Recipe

When it comes to Thai cuisine, few dishes are as flavorful and satisfying as the Thai Drunken Noodles, also known as Pad Kee Mao. This dish is a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors, all combined in a dish that can be whipped up in just 30 minutes.

What is Pad Kee Mao?

Pad Kee Mao, often translated as “Drunken Noodles,” is a popular Thai street food dish. The name is believed to come from its popularity as a late-night snack after a night of drinking. However, contrary to what the name might suggest, there is no alcohol in the dish. Instead, the “drunken” part may refer to the combination of spices that are said to help alleviate a hangover.

Easy 30 Minute Recipe

One of the best things about Thai Drunken Noodles is that it’s an easy dish to make at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients and about half an hour. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a complete beginner, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

Recipe Review

  • You can use regular soy sauce if you can’t find dark soy sauce. If you can’t find Thai basil, you can use regular basil. That being said, if you have a local Asian Market, I recommend visiting it and getting as many ingredients as possible. **Mostly because it is fun to go to Asian Markets.
  • Cut your chicken against the grain. Have used both chicken thighs and breasts.
  • I make all the noodles but only add until I have the desired ratio.
  • This recipe comes together FAST. Ensure your ingredients are ready to be tossed into the wok once you start cooking.
  • This recipe is supposed to be spicy but can be adjusted to your family’s spice level.
drunken noodles - pad kee mao

Thai Drunken Noodles Recipe (Pad Kee Mao)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chicken, easy
Servings: 6

Ingredients

The sauce

  • cup oyster sauce for the sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dark soy sauce for the sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce for the sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce for the sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons water for the sauce
  • Tablespoons packed light brown sugar for the sauce

The stirfry

  • 16 oz wide rice noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 8 dried mild Thai chiles
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely minced
  • cup Thai basil

Instructions

  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add noodles to a large pot of boiling water. After adding the noodles, turn off the heat and let stand for 8-10 minutes or until cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • In a wok add 2T of cooking oil. Once hot add chicken and spread it around the wok. Cook until lightly brown and cooked through then set aside.
  • In the same wok over high heat, add the remaining 1T of oil and stir-fry the onions and chiles for 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add the green onions, garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken, Thai basil, noodles, and sauce, and mix until combined.
  • Taste and Serve!

Notes

You can use regular soy sauce if you can't find dark soy sauce. If you can't find Thai basil, you can use regular basil. That being said, if you have a local Asian Market, I recommend visiting it and getting as many ingredients as possible. **Mostly because it is fun to go to Asian Markets.
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And there you have it – a delicious, flavorful dish of Thai Drunken Noodles, made right in your own kitchen in just 30 minutes. So next time you’re craving some Thai cuisine, skip the takeout and try making this dish at home. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create such a flavorful and satisfying meal. Enjoy!

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