Kai Pad Ki Mao (Drunkards Noodles And Chicken)
- 6 ounces of wide rice ribbon noodles (sen yai)
- 1/4 cup of chopped shrimp
- 1/2 cup of chopped chicken
- 1/4 cup of firm tofu, cut into small cubes
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallots (purple onions)
- 1 tabelspoon yellow bean sauce
- 1 tablespoon white (rice) vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 4 tablespoons of palm sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon prik phom (ground red chillis)
- 1/4 cup of bean sprouts
- 1 tablespoon chopped mixed red and green prik chi fa (jalapenos)
- 1 coriander plant, chopped 1 cup of bai gaprao (holy basil leaves)
- 2 bulbs of pickled garlic, thinly sliced (garnish)
- 3-4 red jalapenos, julienned (garnish)
- Soak the noodles in water for about 15 minutes; take about a third of the sen yai and cut the ribbons into short pices (about 2″ long).The remaining two thirds of the noodles should be plunged into boiling water, and cooked until “toothy” then removed and placed on the serving plate.
- If desired the tofu can be marinated in some dark soy to which a couple of sliced chilis are added.
- The third of the noodles that have been chopped are fried in hot oil until crispy.
- The remaining ingredients, except the pickled garlic, are stir fried in a medium hot wok until cooked through (if you want the sauce thickened add a little rice flour or corn starch) and then poured over the boiled noodles. The fried noodles and the pickled garlic are then added as a garnish.
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