Thai Style Fried Noodles (Pad Tahi Sai Kai)

One of my favourite Thai dishes. Give me rice noodles any day! Not eating pasta, I find these are a great replacement when I want something of that texture! Enjoy!

Serves 1 – 2


100 g  dried rice noodles, soaked in warm water until soft

6  large prawns, shelled and deveined, but leave the tail shells intact

2 tbs  cooking oil

1/8 cup spring onions, sliced into 2cm lengths

1 tbs palm or brown sugar

2 tbs fish sauce

1  egg

¼ cup bean sprouts

1 tbs garlic, minced

1/3 cup tofu, extra firm, cut into 1cm squares

1 tbs tamarind paste

1 tbs crushed roasted peanuts or cashew nuts (we use unsalted)

½ tsp crushed dried red chillies

Add a slice of lime to serve!


  1. Heat the oil over a low heat and add the garlic. Fry until fragrant
  2. Add prawns, tofu, bean sprouts and spring onions and stir fry until prawns are cooked
  3. 3 crack the egg into the pan and stir rapidly until scrambled and cooked through
  4. Add noodle and fish sauce, sugar, ½ the peanuts and tamarind. Continue to stir fry
  5. When the noodles have softened turn off the heat
  6. Top with the remainder of the peanuts and chillies to taste