Thai Fried Noodles with Shrimps (Pad Thai Kung Sod)


5 peeled shrimps
1 tsp chopped garlic
½ tsp red pepper flakes
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp tamarind juice
1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
1 tbsp roasted peanuts
50 grams palm sugar
50 grams dried shrimps
50 grams thin noodles
100 grams bean sprouts
20 grams chives, cut in one inch lengths
1 egg
¼ lime


1.  Soak the thin noodles for 5 minutes in water before cooking to soften.

2.  Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pan, fry the garlic and shallot, then add the thin noodles and sprinkle with water until the noodles are soft.

3. Add fish sauce, palm sugar, red pepper flakes and tamarind juice.  Stir quickly to prevent the noodles from sticking together.

4. Heat another tbsp of oil and add the salted turnip, tofu, shrimps and dried shrimps.  Stir and mix together with the noodles and push to one side of the pan leaving space to heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil.

5. Crack the egg in to the pan and spread thinly.  Mix in the prepared noodles, add chives and bean sprouts.  Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with toasted peanuts, squeeze in fresh lime juice, and garnish with the uncooked chives and bean sprouts.

Thai Fried Noodles with Shrimps (Pad Thai Kung Sod)