Phad See-ew

One of Thailand’s extremely popular street food dish is the Phad see-ew or flat rice noodles wok-fried with a black soy seasoning, Chinese kale, scrambled eggs and marinated chicken or pork.

My guess is that it is popular because it’s literally the Thai version of fast food. Also keeps you full for a long time. More over, because of the sweet flavouring in this dish children also enjoy the phad-see ew.

Even though the fresh flat noodles is the main ingredient of this dish, if you cannot find them you can substitute them with rice stick noodles, which are easily available in the noodle section at supermarkets and other Asian stores.

Here goes..

Ingredients: – (serves 4)

  • 450 gms fresh flat rice noodles
  • 6-7 Thai garlic cloves (with peel)
  • 100-150 gms chicken breast
  • 100 gms Chinese kale
  • 3 tbsp dark soya sauce*
  • 2-3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ¾ cup Chinese kale
  • 2 whole egg
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • ¾ tsp black pepper (optional)

* For the dark soy sauce choose the one with the green label of Dek Somboorn or the one that says, SWEET DARK SOY SAUCE.



  1. Separate each noodle using your hands.
  2. Marinate the noodles in about 2 tbsp of the dark soy sauce. Set aside.
  3. Slice the chicken breast into very thin slices. Also marinate these in crushed garlic, sugar and dark soy sauce.
  4. Add cooking oil to a heated wok.
  5. Sauté pounded garlic in the oil.
  6. Add the chicken breast right after garlic. When the chicken has been on the stove for a few minutes but is still on the raw side, add 1 tbsp light soya sauce.
  7. Spoon the chicken out of the wok and set aside for the time being.
  8. Cook the egg in the remaining oil in the work. Scramble it.
  9. Immediately add the noodles, followed by kale and the chicken (that you had set aside). Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  10. Add the remaining seasoning being- 2 tbsp soya sauce, oyster sauce, dark soya sauce (if any left) and black pepper to the ingredients in the wok. Combine gently.
  11. Serve hot. Also place alongside the dish some optional seasoning of slices of lime, crushed peanuts, red chilli flakes and sugar.



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