pad thai

Whenever John and I go on vacation or are traveling for one reason or another, we always have problems finding good places to eat. I'm anti-chain, and love giving little places a try, this can make for amazing finds, or awful chow. The only thing we seem to find that is consistently good is Thai food. Kinda funny that no matter where we go, we are always able to find some good thai! The weirder thing though is although we find good Thai all over, I still can't seem to reproduce a good pad thai recipe... Believe me I've tried mixes, from scratch... you name it... and it's never anywhere close to any of the amazing stuff we've had out!



This was my most recent attempt... it looked good, smelled good, and tasted... OK... but nothing great. It's all about that sauce... and I just CAN'T seem to find a good sauce recipe... So dear reader, I ask you from the bottom of my heart, please please do you have an amazing pad thai sauce recipe that you live by?? Please let me know if you do and send the link or just write it in the comments, or whatever! Just please help me stop this cycle of BLEH attempts at pad thai!

6 chews:

PorshaJo said...

My husband and I also seek out Thai restaurants when we travel. I also have been trying many different Pad Thai recipes. The one that is my go to recipe these days is from Vegan with a Vengance. Since I made this version I have not tried another. It does use Tamarind paste which is a must...some recipes use ketchup which is just horrible. To me, that is NOT Pad Thai. Good luck.

Amanda said...

I don't have a recipe, but if you're ever in Las Vegas and want an amazing Thai place, check out Lotus of Siam. It's been said to be the best Thai food in the country. It's not expensive or pretentious and it's fairly close to the Strip. It's AMAZING!!!

We attempted pad thai a while back. It was one of our early posts! =)

We have step-by=step pictures... then one attempt that didn't quite work followed by the subsequent ones that did work. We also linked to 2 sites that had either step-by-step instructions as well and/or tips on how to make it work.

Hope it's all helpful!

The post:
http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com/2008/03/pad-thai.html

♥Reeni said...

Hi Steph, I love Pad Thai too but have never tried to make it myself. I have had this bookmarked for a while, check it out, lots of good tips on making it:
http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/214728-pad-thai-for-beginners

stephchows said...

Thank you guys so much for the suggestions!!! Once I give them all a try I'll make sure to post all about them!! Thanks again!

stephchows said...

Thank you guys so much for the suggestions!!! Once I give them all a try I'll make sure to post all about them!! Thanks again!

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