Pad Thai is very popular in Thailand, especially among our tourists. The dish is unique in that it combines all possible flavors: spicy and salty, sour and sweet. Now Thai products are easy to find in supermarkets. You can buy ready-made pad thai sauce or prepare it yourself.
Prepare the products. Defrost a sea cocktail (octopuses. squid, small shrimp).
Remove the chitin cover from large shrimps (2 per serving), cut along the back and remove the intestinal vein.
Fry the peanuts in a dry frying pan.
Instead of rice noodles, I will use funchesa, which is a departure from the classic recipe.
Chop the green onions. Chop the garlic and hot red pepper.
Soak the noodles according to the instructions on the package.
Pour in warm water and leave for 6 minutes. Then rinse in cold water and discard on a sieve.
Pour 2 tablespoons of peanut butter into the wok and heat it over an intense heat. Add the chopped garlic and hot pepper. Fry for a minute.
Add the sea reptiles and fry for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
While the shrimp with octopus and squid are being fried, prepare a sauce from fish sauce, tamarind paste and sugar. If there is no tamarind paste, replace it with rice vinegar.
Pour the remaining amount of peanut butter into the pan and fry the onion with garlic and ginger paste. Push aside the greens. on the free edge of the pan, beat two eggs, fry, mixing them with a wooden spatula.
Add the prepared noodles, without reducing the heat, mix the noodles with herbs and eggs.
Pour in the finished sauce and mix thoroughly so that it covers and impregnates each noodle.
Add the shrimp, soy sprouts, green onions and stir the dish to completely warm it up. Adjust the taste by adding soy sauce.
When serving, sprinkle the dish with fried peanuts.Delicious food is a favorite activity of Thais. Thais either eat or discuss what they will eat. Thailand is a country dominated by the cult of food, and do not let the slim physique of most Thais deceive us, they will never sit on diets)))
Going on vacation for the first time in hospitable Thailand, like most tourists, pad thai and tom yam were listed in the list of tasted dishes. I wanted to participate in the "show" of street food, a kind of" delicious " fun that attracts groups of tourists every day. Therefore, the object for tasting was chosen by "street food", a huge assortment of food on a small cart "makashnitsa".
Memories associated with food have a great emotional content, because all the senses are involved in them. And when I cook my favorite Thai dishes at home, these taste memories take me to the exotic and mysterious Siam.