Drunken Noodles – Pad Kee Mao

Pad Kee Mao (ผัดขี้เมา), or Drunken Noodles, has long been one of my favorites to eat in Thailand. It’s also a favorite when I’m just sitting around at home and want to introduce some delicious, spicy noodles to my tummy while working on a puzzle and streaming Bloodline on Netflix.

What are Drunken Noodles?

Drunken noodles – or pad kee mao – is a stir fried noodle dish, typically made with broad rice noodles. Then, legions of flavor is introduced via judicious use of savory elements – namely soy sauce and fish sauce.

Key Ingredients:

Wide Rice Stick Noodles Garlic Fish Sauce Dark Thai Soy Sauce


Soak rice noodle in boiling hot water until they are soft. Cook the garlic, shrimp, eggs, Thai chilis, kaffir lime leaves, tomato, fish sauce, and dark soy sauce. Add the rice noodles. When the noodles are hot, transfer to a plate and enjoy.





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