Learn How To Cook P’Nut’s Authentic Pad Thai at Home!

Thai Food    

Ah Pad Thai. The one dish we can confidently say everyone loves, and it’s one of our biggest sellers on the P’Nut menu today! You could safely say it’s become one of Australia’s national dishes.

I mean, what’s not to love about it? It’s the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and sour with fresh aromatics with a hint of spice all in one big delicious bowl. Our recipe for Thailand’s national dish, takes over 2.5 hours to create and is a two-part process. First we make our Pad Thai sauce from scratch and then mix in our noodles, tofu and choice of protein.

Ready to learn how to master the Pad Thai at home?

Let’s get started!

  • 3-4 pcs of red shallots
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 block of palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup of fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup of tamarind (seedless and peeled)
  • 1 tsp of crushed chilli powder
  • 1 pack of soaked rice stick noodles
  • 1 tsp of dried shrimp
  • 1 tbsp of roasted crushed peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup of green shallots
  • 2 tbsp of canola oil
Pad Thai Chicken

1. Heat oil in a stainless steel pot or wok and add minced shallots and garlic.
2. After 2-3 minutes or once they start to release their aroma, add all the other ingredients.
3. Mix at high heat to dissolve everything.
4. Now slow the flame and let is simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
5. Remove from flame and let it cool down.


1. Heat oil in the wok at medium heat.
2. Add egg and scramble for around 30 seconds. P’Nut Street Noodles always recommends using free-range egg.
3. Add meat or prawns with hard tofu and then cook for another 30 seconds to a minute over high heat.
4. Add rice stick noodles and soften with stock.
5. Add cooled down Pad Thai sauce and stir for a minute.
6. Add bean sprouts, shallots, peanuts and dried shrimp in the final 30 seconds.
7. Quickly toss for another 5 seconds and remove from the heat.

Traditionally in Thailand, Pad Thai is served with a garnish of bean sprouts for a fresh crunch, lime for that signature sour, peanuts for the nuttiness, sugar for a hint of sweet and chilli powder to spice things up! Try the recipe for your loved ones or if cooking isn’t your thing order our signature Pad Thai online for pick-up or home delivery.