Vegetarian Pad Thai
In the bustling streets of Bangkok, where the aroma of exotic spices fills the air, there’s a delightful culinary masterpiece known as Vegetarian Pad Thai. This iconic Thai dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining the tanginess of tamarind, the sweetness of palm sugar, the crunch of peanuts, and the savory umami of tofu. With each bite, you’ll embark on a gastronomic adventure that tantalizes your taste buds and leaves you craving for more.
- 200g flat rice noodles
- 200g firm tofu, cubed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
- 2 tablespoons palm sugar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Chopped green onions for garnish
- Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
- Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 30 minutes until they are soft. Drain and set aside.
- In a wok or large skillet, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Add the cubed tofu and stir-fry until golden and crispy. Remove from the wok and set aside.
- In the same wok, add a bit more oil if needed and sauté the minced garlic until fragrant.
- Push the garlic to one side of the wok and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked.
- Add the soaked rice noodles to the wok, followed by tamarind paste, palm sugar, and soy sauce. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
- Toss in bean sprouts and cooked tofu, stirring continuously.
- Remove the wok from heat and garnish the Pad Thai with crushed peanuts and lime wedges.
- Serve hot, garnished with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro leaves.
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Vegetarian Pad Thai is a vibrant and flavorful stir-fried noodle dish that brings the essence of Thai street food to your plate.
Nutritional Information: (per serving) Calories: 380, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 14g
Make this Vegetarian Pad Thai recipe at home and transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of Bangkok. The medley of flavors and textures in this dish will make it a favorite among your family and friends. Enjoy the authentic taste of Thailand right in your own kitchen!