Pad Thai is a Thai dish made out of stir fried rice noodles flavoured with fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli peppers garnished with bean sprouts & shrimps
Pad Thai is a Thai dish made out of stir fried rice noodles flavoured with fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli peppers garnished with bean sprouts, shrimps, chopped peanuts, eggs and lime juice. This dish is the national dish of Thailand and is listed at number 5 on CNN’s World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll in 2011. Pad Thai in English means “fried Thai Style” which truly defines its cooking process where noodles, meat and vegetables are stir fried in common Thai spices and herbs like tamarind, chilli, coriander and fish sauce.
This dish already existed in the ancient Siam for centuries where a variant of the rice noodle brought over by Vietnamese traders was made into this lovely dish. Though it was existing for centuries it was just recently popularized when it was made the national dish of Thailand by the 1930s Prime Minister Luang Phibunsongkhram. This was in line with the Prime Ministers campaign for Thai nationalism as well as to reduce rice consumption due to the rice shortage available for export during that period.
A very uniquely flavoured dish where sweet, sour, spicy and savoury elements mix well and accentuated by hints of peanuts and seafood. A real good noodle dish specially paired with garlic soy chicken or spring rolls, I guess the CNN readers’ poll can attest to it.