The popularity of Thai food has been growing steadily over the last couple of decades, with Pad See Ew as one of its signature dishes. Keep reading to learn more about this Thai street food favorite that has risen to global stardom.
What Is Pad See Ew?
Pad See Ew is a Thai dish made with flat noodles mixed with soy sauce, vegetables, and a source of protein (usually chicken, pork, or beef). This is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand and a mainstay on the menu of Thai restaurants all over the world.
How to Pronounce Pad See Ew?
Pad see ew means “stir-fried soy sauce” in Thai and is pronounced in English as “pat see you.” Other spellings include “pad si ew” and “pad siew.”
Difference With Drunken Noodles
Drunken noodles (also known as pad kee mao) are another popular Thai dish. Contrary to what you might expect, no alcohol is involved in the preparation of drunken noodles—the recipe calls for soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and assorted spices.
The main difference between pad see ew and drunken noodles is the flavor. As you can guess by the recipe above, drunken noodles are very spicy. In fact, some believe that their name comes from the fact that they make for great hangover food.
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At Chef Gourmet, we are such fans of this staple of Thai cuisine that have included Chicken Pad See Ew Carrot Noodles in our menu for Gourmet prepared meals.
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