Tuesday, June 22, 2010

PAD THAI ~ CHEZ PIM'S


I suppose when one has sucked, slurped and savoured a piping hot Char Kuay Teow from a road side stall no other noodle dish can ever quite make it into your book of heavenly noodles. 

I made Pad Thai today. I used rice vermicelli instead of flat rice noodles because I wasn't feeling animated enough to make home made flat rice noodles (I never use commercially made ones). 


All in all the Pad Thai was good. This is my second attempt at Pad Thai because I thought I did not quite get it right the first time. What made it different from other local fried noodles is the fact that it had the slight sourness of tamarind to it. I had also added extra chillie powder to the tamarind/fish sauce sauce because I like it hot.

This was a noodle dish that did not blow me away but it was not bad. It was good. I'll give it a 7. I'll give Char Kuay Teow a 12 ~ no matter which competent person fries it. Pad Thai lovers please don't hit me. But you know, maybe it's just me. Maybe I'm just a hopeless Pad Thai maker. So go ahead and try this recipe from Chez Pim and hit tell me about it. 



I spied Chez Pim's Pad Thai on Ju's lovely blog here and ever since I saw her absolutely gorgeous Pad Thai my left hand has been smacking my right hand into making it. Finally it has. One bookmarked recipe down and 3 million to go.






You'll find the recipe here on the lovely Chez Pim's blog.

23 comments:

busygran said...

It looks simply inviting. It's a ten!

pigpigscorner said...

I've bookmarked this recipe too! Looks like I have to make this soon!

Federica said...

questo piatto è irresistibile!!!!mmmmmmmmmmmmm..............complimenti!!!ciao!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound very similar to what I usually cook, Thai style of fried meehoon. Your Pad Thai sound really delicious!

Cherine said...

Looks really tasty!

Pam said...

I am also searching for the perfect Pad Thai. I will know it when I taste it!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Great job zurin! Pad thai always bring back funny memories of a hands-on thai cooking class i went to several years back with some uni friends. We all couldn't cook then, and our table was the only one whose pad thai sauce over-bubbled and flowed out of its pot and all over the workspace.. Haha.. I thought it was hilarious but the chef was a grumpy old dude and he was not very happy with us!

Daniela said...

Un piatto fantastico, la foto è splendida, complimenti. Ciao Daniela.

Cathy said...

Oh my, Zurin, your pad thai is simply mouth watering. It's one of my favorite Thai dishes and not as difficult to make as it looks. You make your own noodles?...fantastic.

Angie's Recipes said...

I am going to make this one too! It looks so mouthwatering!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Love this dish. Can't wait to try it...looks so yummy!

Just Food Snobs said...

You're food is beautiful!

Fimère said...

une recette fantastique j'adore
bonne soirée

Linda said...

Looks fabulous to me...I would not mind having that for dinner anyday! Especially if you made it.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

This looks mouth watering!!!
I've been wanting to make Pad Thai.
Your blog is super cool!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm crazy for Char Kway Teow too. I think it's the wide thick noodles and the char from the wok! And of course Char Siu! :D

Pacheco Patty said...

Thanks for sharing, what a beautiful and tasty Pad Thai, one of my favorites!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, man, I love pad thai. I've never been able to make a good one, though. I think I'll try this one. THANKS!

Great photos, Zurin!

terri@adailyobsession said...

u make me homesick. a little.

3 hungry tummies said...

Looks good even though you are using bee hoon!
I think I must make some this weekend :)

Cakebrain said...

I have yet to find a seriously yummy pad thai recipe. It's so much better in the restaurants! Yours actually looks good and may tempt me into making it again.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Pad Thai seems to be one of the most basic must try Thai dish. I have not tried cooking this. I really should give this a go soon. Looking at your photos, you have me craving for some now.

jocuri noi said...

looks good

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