Monday, May 03, 2010

Drunken Noodles

Unfortunately living in west Texas near the mexican border Thai restaurants are few and far between, so I decided to try my hand at making Thai food at home. My favorite Thai dish is Pad Thai which I will be making in the near future but since Russell is not such a huge fan I decided to try making Drunken Noodles for him first. After searching for recipes for Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao), I finally came across one that looked delicious yet something I could easily make at home:

Jolene’s Culinary Adventures with Friends and Food: Drunken Noodles

This dish was absolutely yummy! Russell likes his food spicy so I added some chili paste to his as well as some Thai chilies. I did have to go to the one asian specialty store in town to find rice “flakes” (flat rice noodles), if you are unable to find rice flakes I would recommend just getting rice noodles of any sort. Your drunken noodles will not have the traditional flat rice noodles but it will still have the great taste. I would definitely make this again and cannot wait to expand my Thai cooking!

  • 1 pkg flat rice noodles (flakes, shards, or sticks)
  • sliced fresh mushrooms
  • sliced bell pepper (I prefer orange bell pepper)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 2 eggs scrambled
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts (or your choice of meat)
Sauce (combine in a separate bowl):
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
Boil rice noodles until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in large pan or wok. Add garlic and onion until aromatic. Add peppers and mushrooms, cook until vegetables are soft. Remove from pan and set aside.

Scramble eggs (add oil if necessary) and set aside. Add chicken (or meat of choice) to pan and season with salt and pepper. Once chicken has cooked, add vegetables, noodles, scrambled eggs, and sauce. Toss until throughly coated.

Add chili paste and Thai chilies to add heat to the dish if you would like.
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