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Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

An explosion of texture and flavors that is truly distinctive of this dish- a tangy salty taste with a hint of sweetness. This authentic Pad Thai recipe is perfect if you are looking for something light yet fulfilling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: easy pad thai, pad thai, pad thai recipe, shrimp pad thai
Servings: 6
Calories: 686kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 400 grams rice noodles (uncooked)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 500 grams shrimps
  • 1 pack firm tofu
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 cup green onions - chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts - chopped
  • 2 teaspoon chili flakes


  • 6 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons palm sugar or 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoon tamarind paste - or 2 tamarind / 2 tbsp vinegar


  • Cook rice noodle as per package instructions.
  • In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, palm sugar, water, and tamarind powder. Mix well until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a pan, cook firm tofu until it turns brown. Once cooked, remove from pan and cut into small cubes. Set aside.
  • In a wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until aromatic. Add cooked Tofu and shrimps and cook until shrimps turn pink/orange, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Move the shrimps and tofu on one side to make room on the skillet. Put eggs directly into the skillet and scramble them to break the yolk and mix with the whites. Fry the eggs for a minute or two or until cooked and then mix everything together.
  • Add the cooked rice noodles and pour in the sauce. Mix until well blended.
  • Add half of the bean sprouts, half of the chopped peanuts, half of onion greens and chili flakes. Toss until well distributed. Cook for another minute or two.
  • Transfer to a serving dish. Top with the rest of bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, and onion greens and chili flakes. Toss until well distributed.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and top it with the remaining bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, and onion greens.



Calories: 686kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 2243mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 5mg