Celebrating Pad Thai: 3 surprising facts about the go-to dish


One of the most simple and tasty street food dishes is the Pad Thai.

Served with rice noodles stir-fried with eggs and some tofu, shrimp, chicken or pork. Typically, tamarind pulp, fish sauce, garlic, chilli, and sugar are used to flavour it. A straightforward lime wedge or some chopped, roasted peanuts are acceptable garnishes.

In a meal that often costs the equivalent of less than £1 in Thailand, these simple ingredients are combined in an explosion of flavour. Here are some interesting facts about this delicious meal

It’s a meal that has influenced Asian Culture

Pad Thai is a relatively recent dish that dates to the early 1930s, at a period of ultra-nationalism, when a democratic government replaced the nation’s absolute monarchy.

Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, the then-prime minister, organised a public competition to discover a new national noodle dish, and the winning recipe was very similar to the one we now know as Pad Thai.

It wasn’t only a cooking competition; one of the goals was to reduce Chinese influence by getting people to stop eating wheat noodles, which were widely consumed at the time.

Patience and a big pan are essential to making the Perfect Pad Thai

In order to prevent clumps of greasy, sticky noodles, cook fewer pieces at once and increase the surface area.

There’s a scientific reason to why it’s so delicious

When prepared correctly, the meal hits the mouth’s five flavour characteristics of salty, sour, sweet, spicy, and bitter.

Get Your Noodle Fix This World Pad Thai Day!

Monday November 7 is World Pad Thai Day and what better day to treat the family to a bowl of comforting noodles! P’Nut Street Noodles is helping locals celebrate by offering a $10 deal on Pad Thai today ONLY. Devouring some warm, mouth-watering noodles is the best way to start off your week!

This offer is available to everyone on World Pad Thai Day (Monday 7 November) at P’Nut’s 11 restaurants in Sydney, Brisbane and The Sunshine Coast.

If you’re not craving Pad Thai like we are today, we have a variety of other signature noodle dishes such as the Penang Satay Noodles, Singapore Street Noodles, Cashew Nut Noodles Teriyaki Noodles, Mee Goreng, Pad C U, Chilli Basil Noodles and Korean Noodles. Experience a taste of Southeast Asia in every bite!

Let’s get rid of those Monday Blues. Leave the cooking to us and enjoy slurping noodles with the family today!

Terms & Conditions:

  • This offer is only available for orders online
  • Valid 7 November (World Pad Thai Day) only
  • Not eligible for loyalty stamps.
  • Standard T&C  – general-terms-and-conditions
  • Offer available for Chicken, Vegetables and Tofu
  • Customers to pay extra for beef, seafood and combination