Jay Pad Thai

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
  • Lime


  • 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)