Pad See Ew – Quick Stir Fried Noodles

Pad See Ew is one of the popular takeout dishes on Thai restaurants menu, the spelling can vary a bit but no matter how you say it, it means as pan-fried rice noodles that typically use the wide flat rice noodles which is chewy and super easy to make.

Pad See Ew

#Padseeew This Pad See Ew is ridiculously easy to make and the taste is like the popular street food in Thailand.

In Thailand, “Pad” means “stir fry” and “See Ew” means “soy sauce”. This dish doesn’t use your regular soy sauce like the Kikkoman or something you can find at your local sushi bar.

The soy sauce being used here is called as “See Ew Dum” in Thai which is a thick, slightly sweet soy sauce or also known as “Kicap Manis” in Indonesia or Malay cooking. You can get this soy sauce at your local Asian market or you can order it online.

Pad See Ew

The main factors of cooking here are no different from Pad Thai – like you need to have a well-seasoned wok, get all the ingredients handy and the most important factor is to cook it in portions one at a time.

Doing this, you’ll get a good wok char on the ingredients, however, if the noodles are not being handled the right way, they will stick like hell and would easily turn into mush in a heartbeat.

Pad See Ew

Therefore, it’s essential that your wok needs to be super hot so everything can be done quickly.

There are three basic ingredients in this recipe, you can use whatever protein you like – beef, chicken, tofu or shrimp, Chinese broccoli, wide flat noodles (or you can use the Pad Thai noodles) plus an egg.

Pad See Ew

Here’s a little trick if you’re using beef or chicken, add a bit of oil to your protein so when you cook them, they separate easily and don’t stick together. Season them with dark soy sauce and fish sauce and set aside.

Remember this is fast food that’s why when you cook Pad See Ew, make sure to prepare all the ingredients/sauce before you begin cooking. The sauce is for 2 servings and I recommend to cook the noodles one serving at a time.

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Pad See Ew

For the greens, use the Chinese broccoli (you can find this at your local Asian market). I love to use the stems as well and I simply use a vegetable peeler to peel the tough skin from the stems and slice them thin diagonally.

Pad See Ew

Separate the stem pieces from the leafy part when cooking because they don’t cook at the same rate. Cut the leaves into big pieces because they will cook down quite a bit.

To Make Everything Nicely Charred
You should cook the ingredients separately and combine all together at the end to finish.

Believe me, this is the best way to cook Pad See Ew at home using a stove. This will prevent the much-feared mushy noodle, besides, it doesn’t take that much effort cooking this way.

Watch How to Cook Pad See Ew Below 👇👇

Pad See Ew

Pad See Ew

Your rating: 5
2 ratings
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Thai

This Pad See Ew is ridiculously easy to make and the taste is like the popular street food in Thailand.

Pad See Ew


15 minutes
643.51 kcal
    For Marinating Meat:
  1. 1 lb chicken thigh thinly sliced (or you can use any protein of choice)
  2. 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce (just skip if using tofu or shrimp)
  3. 1 tsp fish sauce
  4. 1 tsp oil
    Other Ingredients:
  1. 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  2. 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 8 stalks chinese broccoli
  5. 1 lb (450g) fresh wide rice noodles (divided into half portion)
    For the Sauce:
  1. 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  2. 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp fish sauce
  5. 1 tbsp thin soy sauce
  6. 2 tbsp water


5 minutes
10 minutes
Ready in
15 minutes
    Marinate the Protein
  1. Stir the meat and dark soy sauce together well. Add about 1 tsp of fish sauce and oil and stir to coat the meat; this will help the meat separate when you go to cook it.
  2. Let the meat sit while you prep other ingredients.
    For the Sauce
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients together and stir to mix well.
    For the Main Dish (Watch the Video Above)
  1. Heat the wok and add a splash of oil. Follow with the marinated chicken (or the protein you use). Spread the pork pieces around the wok and let it char, undisturbed, for a few seconds, then flip to the other side. When the chicken is done, set aside.
  2. Heat the wok and add a splash of oil. Throw in the broccoli stems and toss quickly in the hot pan for just a few seconds.
  3. Then add the leafy part. Toss quickly again until the leafs are wilted. Transfer the broccoli to a plate and set aside.
  4. Set the pan back on the fire to reheat. Add another splash of oil, follow with garlic, crack 2 eggs into the middle. Let the eggs set for a few seconds and then stir everything together quickly. Set aside.
  5. Set the wok back on the fire and let it heat up until smoking. Add another splash of oil – this time a biggish splash. Coat the wok with hot oil by tilting the wok, then throw in the noodles (only half of it).
  6. Shake the wok a few times and toss the noodles to coat them with oil or stir using a spatula. Add HALF portion of the seasoning sauce and toss again quickly to evenly distribute the sauce.
  7. Now, you can throw the HALF portion of the vegetables, chicken, and eggs back into the pan and stir quickly and toss again to mix everything well. (The other half will be used for the 2nd portion. )
  8. Taste it, you might need to add another splash of fish sauce or a bit more dark soy sauce to your taste and you're done.
    For the 2nd Portion:
  1. Wash the wok quickly with hot water, no soap needed, just to remove all the bits stuck to the bottom.
  2. Quickly wipe it dry and set the wok back on the fire to work on your 2nd portion. Follow the same procedure.

Nutrition information

Calories per serving: 643.51 kcal
Fat per serving: 25.25 g
Saturated fat per serving: 4.74 g
Carbs per serving: 79.09 g
Protein per serving: 25.54 g
Fiber per serving: 6.58 g
Sugar per serving: 6.63 g
Sodium per serving: 1120.68 mg
Trans fat per serving: 0.14 g
Cholesterol per serving: 127.41 mg
Nutrition label for Pad See Ew

35 thoughts on “Pad See Ew – Quick Stir Fried Noodles”

  1. This looks amazing!!! Will omitting the fish sauce change the recipe drastically? Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to make it!

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  6. Thank you for posting this recipe. I thought this dish is so tough to tackle but actually NOT. This inspires me to cook because I love Thai food and this is one of my favorites. Now, I barely order “pad see ew” for take-out as I can just cook this dish less than 30 minutes and our dinner is ready. Yum!!!

    Rating: 5 / 5

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  8. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    This Pad See Ew looks really tempting and tasty. I think I need to try new recipes like this.

  9. This looks delicious. This receipe will definitely allow me to try out my wok that has been on a very long vacation. Thanks for the easy receipe,

  10. Shubhada Bhide

    This Quick Stir-fry noodles recipe looks really good and delicious. I bet my husband will surely love this recipe. Will give this a try.

  11. Josselyn Radillo

    I love a good stir fry and these noodles look absolutely yummy!! I love this recipe and i’m going to try tomorrow for lunch

  12. This looks so delicious! I love Asian food and this is something I would love to try. I like the way you presented this.

  13. I think my family would love this. I believe a trip to the Asian Grocery will be coming in the near future. Love knowing what I am looking for when I go in. Thanks for sharing!

  14. This sounds so delicious and like somethiing I would love to make at home, I think I may have to try it. Thai food always makes me happy!

  15. I can never get dishes that I prepare in my wok to turn out – but I didn’t know it had to be hot beforehand. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend with that tip!

  16. Ooh yum, my stomach is rumbling just looking at this. I would veto the meat as I am veggie but even so I think this looks lovely and something I would really enjoy.

  17. Candy Rachelle

    Oh, my goodness!! This Pad See Ew recipe looks delicious and it makes me feel so hungry right now. I would love to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure that my mom will love this so much.

  18. I always love pad thai and now I know the secret ingredient is See Ew Dum. I love prefer the pad thai which added in bean sprout to the noodles. Anyway, the video is great. At least I can try to make it this weekend!

  19. I got this beautiful new wok for christmas that I still haven’t used! This is the perfect recipe for it. I love that slightly sweet soy sauce, my friends introduced me to it and I’m hooked!

  20. There was a 2 year period when my co-workers and I went for Thai food at lunchtime every week. I ALWAYS got the Pad See Ew — I’ve never made it, though. I will now.

  21. We learnt how to make this at a cooking class when we were in Thailand and it will always have a special place in my heart.

  22. I had a hard time cooking this dish before as the noodles always got mushy . I’ll try your recipe this time and cook the ingredients separately as recommended. Thank you for sharing.

  23. hi Karyl,
    You can use the Pad Thai noodles in the box, just cook them according to its instructions.

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