Love. Food. Asia.

Pad Thai is a traditional meal in the thai kitchen. In World War 2 Pad Thai was the official “National Meal”. The Thai government  named Pad Thai as part of campaign to promote Thai nationalism and centralization, seeking to reduce domestic rice consumption.

Nowadays Pad Thai is used as a fast snack and you can combine it with different ingredients like chicken, pork, shrimps, tofu or (like we do now) with squid.

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 150 g rice noodles
  • 250 g squid (sliced in rings)
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • 1 small zucchini (thin sliced)
  • 100 g green beans
  • 3 red chillies (slices lengthways)
  • 100 ml neutral oil
  • 3 spring onions (3 cm slices)
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (remove the inner stem and cut in small stripes)
  • 1 lemongras stem (inner core only), grated
  • 2 tbs palm sugar (crushed)
  • 1 tbs…

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