Pad Thai – Fakeout Takeout ★★★★✩

ImageJust about every time we go out for Thai food I get Pad Thai. Something about those pea-nutty noodles get me every time. I was extremely excited to try this recipe at home. I did not think it re-heated in the microwave very well the next day so if you do leftovers with this one try to reheat it stovetop if you can. You’ll notice I do not use tofu in this recipe which is usually in a Pad Thai so please feel free to check out the original recipe at and add any of your favorites that aren’t listed. You can’t go wrong if you throw in things you like! Perry gave this recipe 4 stars and this is why:

 “Pad Thai is not my favorite dish to begin with. Kelsey loves it though so I eat it from time to time. Comparing this recipe to the restaurant it’s a pretty close match. Really the only thing Kels left out was tofu so it tasted like it came from our favorite Thai restaurant. I like that Kels crushed up extra peanuts and set it on the table to sprinkle in addition to what was already on my plate. The more peanuts the better. Green onion too. You can never have too many green onions.” 

Serves: 6   Calories: 372 per serving


– 1/2 pound of dry rice noodles, 1/4 inch wide

– 3 tbsp canola oil 

– 3 large garlic cloves, minced

– 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

– 1/4 cup fish sauce 

– 1/4 cup of rice vinegar

– 2 tbsp. brown sugar

– 2 tsp. paprika

– 6 scallions, cut into 2 inch pieces

– 2 cups of bean sprouts (you can get these canned in the asian foods aisle)

– 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and sliced

– 1/4 cup of peanuts, chopped

– 1 lime, cut into wedges for serving


1.) Cover the noodles with warm water and soak for 30 to 45 minutes or until softened but not mushy. Drain and discard the water.

2.) In a wok or large pot heat the oil over medium-high.

3.) Add the garlic and stir-fry 15 seconds.

4.) Add the eggs and scramble.

5.) Fold in the softened noodles, fish sauce, vinegar, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, and paprika and toss for about 2 minutes or until well combined.

6.) Add the scallions and bean sprouts and heat through. Pile onto a large platter and garnish with the red pepper, peanuts, and wedges of lime.

7.) Enjoy!

*Photo is an original taken by me
** Original recipe found at



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