Recipe: Chicken, Beef or Prawn Pad See Ew


Pad See Ew is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. It’s delicious and only takes minutes to prepare. You can find this dish at most food stands and take it to go, some even call it Thai fast food. The bold flavors and rich colors make it a must have while visiting Thailand. Enjoy.


8 ounces fresh large wide rice noodles

1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce (dark soy sauce is thicker in texture and darker in color)

1-2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, very thinly sliced 

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

3/4 cup Chinese kale, cut into 4 cm lengths

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon palm/coconut sugar and pinch ground pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


In a bowl, mix rice noodles and dark soy sauce until the noodles are evenly brown.

In a wok or large saucepan, warm up oil over medium heat and stir-fry chicken until lightly golden. Add garlic, stir-fry for one more minute.

Stir in carrot and kale and cook for 2 more minutes.

Add seasoning (fish sauce, oyster sauce, pepper, sugar), mix well, add noodles and heat through for a minute or two. Taste to see if any additional seasoning is necessary.


Beef Pad See Ew – substitute a similar amount of flank steak in place of the chicken. 

Prawn Pad See Ew – substitute prawns for the chicken careful to not over cook prawns.

Add broccolini, broccoli or even asparagus in place of kale if desired.

Serve immediately.
Serves 2

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Welcome to Mary’s Kitchen, I was born in Coronado and have been a personal chef on the island for several years specializing in farm to table homestyle cuisine. My goal is to share with you my passion for food and travel by introducing you to recipes from around the world.