Some months ago had dinner with a friend in a Thai restaurant. I had Jay Pad Thai (tofu). And it was super tasty! so I had to try at some point.
As far as I can find, the ingredients are:
Wok noodles, tamarind sauce (tamarid pulp + palm sugar + dark soy sauce, etc), beansprouts, fried shallot, garlic chives, peanuts & lime, Wok broccoli, courgette, green beans & tofu.
But at the end I tried this video with several changes…
- Tamarind paste: tamarid pulp + grated palm sugar + dark soy sauce (I didnt use fish sauce)
- Block of firm tofu (smoked optional) 250g
- soy sauce
- rice noddles + boiling water
- 1 big onion (better if you have shallots)
- 3 sliced garlic cloves.
- optional: fine chopper ginger (I didnt have that thai pepper)
- 3 eggs
- Cauliflower and broccoli (didnt have Chinese chives neither beansprouts…)
- Crashed peanuts
- Cover the noddles with boiling water and set aside
- With some boiling water, mix the tamarind paste until it is a cream
- Add the grated palm sugar and dark say sauce to the tamarind cream and mix well.
- As the mix has tamarind pulp, pass it through a strainer using a spoon so you a sauce without solids. Taste it! Set aside.
- In a hot wok with some olive oil. Add the tofu, cook until golden. Add a bit of soy sauce.
- Add the onion, fry until soften
- Add sliced garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute, dont burn it!
- Add noddles and tamarind sauce, mix all well.
- In the wok, set aside a bit the noodles and the beaten eggs. Cook for a bit the eggs and then mix with the noddles.
- Add the cauliflower and broccoli. Mix well.
- Remove the wok from the heat, add the peanuts and and squeeze a lime.
The picture is from two days after and although doesnt look great, it is tasty (with room for improvement)