clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Pad-See-Ew Recipe

Easy Pad See Ew

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 11 reviews

  • Author: Jessica Smith
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x


Sometimes, kid-friendly dishes become adult favorites as well. One of those dishes is the beloved Thai classic, Pad See Ew. This easy version of the popular Thai noodle dish uses only a few ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp. palm sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz. (340 g) fresh, wide rice noodles (about 2 cups packed)
  • 20 leaves fresh basil


  1. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, palm sugar, and soy sauce. Whisk until well mixed and set aside for later use.
  2. Sauté Shallot: Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the thinly sliced shallot to the oil and cook for about 30 seconds, just until it starts to soften.
  3. Cook with Sauce: Pour the previously prepared sauce into the wok with the shallot. Heat until the sauce begins to boil, which should occur almost immediately if the wok is properly heated.
  4. Add Noodles and Basil: Introduce the fresh rice noodles and fresh basil leaves to the wok. Stir everything vigorously, ensuring the noodles are fully coated in the sauce. Cook until the basil wilts and the noodles begin to get a slight char on the bottom, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve: Once the noodles are well coated and slightly crisped, remove the wok from heat. Serve the Pad See Ew immediately while hot.


  • If using dry rice noodles instead of fresh, use 6 oz. (170 g) and boil them until tender. Rinse and drain thoroughly before adding them to the wok.
  • For extra protein, consider adding egg, chicken, or tofu to the wok along with the noodles.
  • Adjust the heat level by adding a bit of chili if desired, tailoring the dish to your preferred spice level.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Wok
  • Cuisine: Thai
Scroll To Top