Mmm, Thai. I love it. Couldn’t get enough of it, especially when I was in Thailand. Ha! Everybody loves it, but it can be quite hard to make – one reason is the complexity/rareness of the ingredients. Well, here’s one recipe that isn’t SO bad. Though you may have to make a visit to some kind of Asian market or at least the international aisle of your local supermarket. The good news is that you’ll love it so much that you’ll want to make it again and again, actually saving you time. Really! Anyhoo, it’s one of our favourites and one of the most well-known dishes out of Thailand.
1 shallot, sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
rice noodles, half-cooked
2 tbsp vinegar (or tamarind juice)
4 tsp fish sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 t chili powder
optional: shrimp, chicken, tofu
Cook the garlic and shallot in oil. If you want chicken, add it to cook. Add the half-cooked rice noodles and stir everything together. Mix the vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and chili powder, then add to noodle mixture. You may need more – there should be enough liquid to coat everything in the pan. Turn the heat up to the highest setting. Push the noodles aside and add beaten eggs to the open space and cook them halfway, folding them into the noodles at that point. Add some bean sprouts and green onion (and shrimp or tofu, if you would like it). Once everything is mixed together, remove from heat and serve. In Thailand, they have small bowls of sugar, chili powder, lemon slices, peanuts, and raw bean sprouts so everyone can sprinkle and add more flavours as they like.