P’Noot’s Pad Thai

In Koh Tao, Thailand we were taught this recipe from the one and only P’Noot herself. She was by far our favorite street food lady in Thailand, and she made the island’s BEST pad thai!!!

INGREDIENTS: (amounts below for one big serving)

  • Oil
  • 1/2 chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 egg
  • Rice noodles (a big handful). Noodles appear wet? Are not stiff!
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • Big Tbsp + of chili sauce (chili sauce is red, slightly looks like marinara sauce, not the clear chili sauce, looks like it had chunks of red pepper flakes in it)
    • *We now do 1 Tbsp bought chili paste and 1 Tbsp homemade chili paste
      • HOMEMADE CHILI PASTE: 1 garlic clove, 8ish red hot chilis, finely chopped with 1/4 tsp salt. Saute in hot oil, add 1/2 tsp Paprika.
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of crushed peanuts
  • 1 slice of lime (optional)
  • Chili flakes to taste


  1. Get wok very very hot! This is key!
  2. Add in about 2Tbsp of oil
  3. Add in chicken breast, stir!
  4. Add one egg, stir vigorously
  5. A big handful of rice noodles
  6. Keep stirring!
  7. Add in sugar, salt, garlic powder, stir
  8. Add chili sauce
  9. Stir stir stir like crazy
  10. Spread out the noodle mix and put bean sprouts on top, then fold them in (not stir!)
  11. Turn fire off!
  12. Sprinkle green onion on top and top with crushed peanuts
  13. Like slice optional, and chili flakes on top to taste :)