Origin of the Pad Thai dish
- Pad Thai is a traditional Thai noodle dish. The dish consists mainly of flat rice noodles. There are also eggs, tamarind paste, garlic, mung bean sprouts, and your choice of tofu, fish, or meat.
- During World War II, Pad Thai was the national dish. Luang Phibul Songkhram (then Prime Minister of Thailand) wanted to reduce Thailand’s high consumption of rice. For rice noodles, not only normal rice grains are used in production, but also broken and destroyed rice grains.
On Google Doodle: What is Pad Thai?
Today Google dedicates its Doodle to Pad Thai and asks the question: what is it?
- According to Google, the Doodle was developed by employee Juliana, who became familiar with the dish because she wanted to cook it with a friend.
- Today’s Doodle was created to allow all Google users to participate.
Recipe: The Ingredients
The following recipe is designed for 2 people. For this you need:
- 100g rice noodles (hot water slightly soaking the rice noodles)
- 100 grams of chicken meat
- 100 grams of tofu
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 3 spring onions
- 100g mung bean sprouts
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons of fish sauce
- 6 teaspoons oyster sauce
- 1 cup of water
- Turmeric, a little tamarind paste
- For the filling: chopped peanuts, chili flakes and a lime
How to cook pad thai
- Soak the noodles in hot water for about 5-10 minutes. They should then still be flexible, but firm when biting.
- Wash the chicken and cut it into strips.
- Peel and chop the garlic. Wash the spring onions and cut them into thin rings.
- Wash the mung bean sprouts and shake them dry.
- For the sauce, dissolve the tamarind paste and brown sugar in 120 ml of hot water. Add the fish sauce and oyster sauce.
- Rub the tofu with turmeric and cut it into pieces.
- Heat a frying pan. Add sunflower oil.
- Add the garlic. Then add the chicken and tofu. Brown for about 1 minute, then set aside.
- Add the eggs and the sauce you just mixed and mix well.
- Add a little water and the finished noodles. Finally add the scallions and mung bean sprouts and let everything cook briefly.
- Serve with chopped peanuts, chili flakes, and a wedge of lime.