Pad See Ew

Ok.  I’m going to ask you to do something and I want you to trust me.

Can you do that?


I want you to look at the ingredient list, then NOT CLICK AWAY.  These ingredients are not that weird!  You already have almost everything, and the things you don’t have you can easily get with a quick trip to the Asian grocery store down the road.  Just try it.  It will be worth it.  YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS.

Also, this recipe originated here, but I made some changes, so that’s that.

Side note: you really should do this in a wok.  I did it in my biggest pan and it baaaaaarely fit.

Serves: 6


  • 12 oz of wide rice noodles.  Ideally, you’d get fresh Sen Yai (Thai) or Ho Fun (Chinese) noodles, but if you want to be a smee less high maintenance, you can just get any wide rice noodles. That’s what Low-Maintenance Lauren did!
  • Sauce Ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup black soy sauce (much cheaper at the Asian grocer than on Amazon)
    • 1/4 cup oyster sauce (same story; available on Amazon, but way cheaper in store)
    • 4 tsp soy sauce
    • 4 tsp white rice vinegar (can use regular white vinegar!)
    • 4 tsp brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
  • Stir Fry Ingredients:
    • Peanut oil for frying
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 lb chopped up boneless skinless chicken thighs
    • 2 eggs
    • A good bit (4-6 cups) of Chinese broccoli (also called Chinese kale or Gai Lan or Kai Lan because people have an awkward time trying to translate/transliterate Chinese over to English)


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pull the leaves off of the Chinese broccoli, then chop them up.  Take the stems and slice them lengthwise, then chop them into bite sized pieces.  Keep the leaves and stems separate.
  3. Make the noodles according to package instructions (if you actually bought fresh Sen Yai, first of all, GO YOU, secondly, the instructions will be different from packaged dry rice noodles).
  4. Heat the garlic and peanut oil in your pan.  Once the garlic starts to smell amazing and turn golden, add the chicken and Chinese broccoli stems.  Cook those for about 5 minutes.  You want the chicken to get done because raw chicken is something WE DON’T MESS WITH.

    Look at you responsibly and thoroughly cooking your chicken. You’re doing such a great job!
  5. Push the chicken and broccoli to one side of the pan and crack one of the eggs into the other.  Scramble it up and pray that some of it sticks so that you can get some crispy charred goodness.  Mix it all together, then push everything to one side and repeat with the other egg.
  6. Add the noodles, broccoli leaves, and sauce.  Your noodles may have stuck together.  It happens.  Just work with them.  The sauce will help loosen them and you’ll have a beautiful medley before you know it.
  7. Smell all that goodness.  Think to yourself, “I did something cool!” then eat up!
Pad See Ew
It tastes better with chopsticks.



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